What in the Heck Makes My Dog’s Mouth Staink? #OrateneOralCare

What in the Heck Makes My Dog’s Mouth Staink? #OrateneOralCare
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You ever bent down to smooch your pooch, only to get a face full of funk? Staink….what in the heck is going on? My dogs eat organic raw or food that does not upset their tummies. So, I know that they are getting the best of everything to help with their nutrition, and ultimately their gum and teeth health. But what in the heck is all the teeth staink about? To be honest, I have not found staink with my raw eaters too much – that diet can help with pH balance of their tummies, so their breath smells decent. But, they can still get funky teeth. So what gives? Tartar! Yup, dog’s teeth are just like humans – tartar, build up, typical day-in-and-day-out eating, it’s all going to go into your dog’s daily tooth health and…well, you’ll want to make your dog’s mouth more of a wonderland!

What Causes My Dog’s Mouth to Staink?

What in the Heck Makes My Dog's Mouth Staink? #OrateneOralCareLife…life has made your dog’s mouth a stainkland. But why? Just like your mouth, you can’t just go day-after-day, not brushing your teeth and think your breath won’t smell! Ultimately your dog, just like you, will develop gum disease. Tooth decay leads to a lot of diseases…heart disease to name one. And yup, dog’s develop heart disease. So whether your dog likes it or not, brushing your dog’s teeth is a must for dog parents. Brushing reduces your dog’s mouth staink! But you don’t want your dogs to hate you, so don’t just dig in and brush their teeth, it’s a bit of an art. Also, your dog take medication? It can be a bummer, because it make’s your pup’s mouth dry… Dry mouth equals staink! Not only staink, but a dry mouth leads to tooth decay. Don’t give your dog medication? Think again – even their monthly flea and heart worm meds can lead to some staink and pH unbalanced unhealthy toothiness or toothlessness!

How To Brush..or Brushless the Staink Out of Your Dog’s Mouth

In a word…slowly. Slowly give your dog reason to trust that you want what’s best for him. But how do you do that when you’re putting a foreign object in their mouth? Sometimes a dog will just go grrr when you’re trying to help! Don’t worry Oratene® has a line of oral care products that doesn’t require brushing, and eliminates your pet’s dryness, irritation, inflammation and redness in his/her mouth. Yup, a brush-free oral pet care line: a gel and water additive and a breath freshener that doesn’t mess with your pet’s water flavor! Squirt in their water, and then a little quirt in their mouth twice a day – and that’s it. I’m not kidding! Enzymes are rather magical – well, scientifically magical.

What in the Heck Makes My Dog's Mouth Staink? #OrateneOralCare

How Does Brushless Dog Dental Care Work?

We have a long history with Oratene, so we trust them. We use them for our dog’s ear health – and after going to the vets, time after time, each time paying quite a bit for each visit, we know that their enzymes work to get the gunk out. Same with their brushless dental. Check out how their enzymes work – you could call it magic, and we call it ‘healthy ways to save money!’ It works! We’ve tried dog toothpaste and toothbrushes with a variety of success. Our dogs do well with brushing, we’ve tried a bunch of them… That’s why for us, it comes down to quality.

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We are pretty picky when selecting pet product with whom we partner. Oratene made the cut because we use them…every day. Our dedication to bringing you the best of pet health products is key to sharing this Oratene review. Check em out – we think you’ll love them, just like we do! Enter our Oratene giveaway by February 15, 2017.

Rebecca Sanchez, The Pet Lifestyle Guru at MattieDogThanks for reading, and until next time – take care and keep on lovin’ your dog! MattieDog A little dog making a big impact in this world, MattieDog, social media superstar, animal advocate, animal author


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41 Comments

  1. Hey that sounds good! Just a squirt in the mouth and in the water bowl. Better than dad shoving his finger in my mouth. I wonder if we can get it over here… I’ll go have a sniff around.

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  2. Mattie’s teeth look GREAT!!! I’m currently trying to improve Henry’s teeth, so I’m definitely entering the contest. He was getting a combo of raw and kibble for a while and had better teeth, but we had to take a break from the raw part for a few months and I noticed that his teeth and breath got worse. So, raw is back in the diet and we’ve been brushing more frequently. definitely going to give this a try!

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  3. Interesting! One of my dogs is terrible about brushing, so this could be a good option.

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  4. I love this product! I simply can’t get my dogs to accept teeth brushing so this is a great solution for us.
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  5. I am diligent at brushing Bentley and Pierre’s teeth but this sounds like a great way to provide extra protection.

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  6. I’m sure Red would be delighted if I bought that, instead of wrapping my finger in gauze, putting tooth gel on it then tussling with her as I try to brush her teeth. I have to check that out, thanks for sharing.

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  7. I brush Mr. N’s teeth and he’s OK with it. I tried to brush the visiting dog’s teeth and he was not having it! He’d like the water additive better.

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  8. We also use a water additive for the cat’s water bowl to help maintain good dental health. Although not this brand, I haven’t yet seen in Australia.

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  9. This sounds much more pleasant for my dogs and my fingers!

    I’ll never forget the time I was brushing my dogs teeth with one of those finger cloths and he decided it was the perfect time to chomp down. Needless to say I haven’t used that method since!

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  10. Great post! I use water additives in addition to brushing their teeth. This looks like a great brand, we are going to check it out, thanks for sharing!

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  11. Great post and I use Tropiclean in Layla’s water, actually she got a compliment in the park today when she licked someone (which she always does) and they said her breath smelled really good – love the additives as it makes life so much easier. I do brush also every night

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  12. That’s A LOT easier than trying to brush our teeth! We definitely need something like this.

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  13. For someone like me who thinks you need to star brushing from kittenhood – recommending we brush adult cats teeth irritates the heck out of me. (sorry but it does). Discovering this as a decent option for oral care is the best news ever – while it may not be the perfect ‘brushing’ optiont it is something every pet parent will welcome!
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  14. Bad pet breath is more than annoying, it’s a medical issue that should be addressed. Thanks for this important post on dental health.

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  15. Kilo hates having his teeth brushed. I give him bully chews and use my finger to rub his teeth weekly. His breath is great so far but I may try the water additive as I do not want him to get plaque build up. Mattie’s teeth look good.

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  16. I feed raw too, but sometimes they still need that little extra oral care! I brush my dogs teeth to help fight tarter. I also like to brushless options!

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  17. Truffle and Brulee don’t have bad breath, but I’d love to try this.

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  18. I’ve got a couple kitties who could benefit from this, that’s for sure! Love that the water additive is safe for both cats and dogs.

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  19. Wow this looks great: will have to try

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  20. I’m glad to read a review from someone who uses this regularly. I haven’t used any water additives with Rooney and I have always had some hesitation with additives from brands I haven’t seen in the past. Thanks for the review!

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  21. Thank you so much for this post. So many pet owners don’t realize how important oral care is for their pets.

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  22. Entered! I have definitely had that “ick” moment when a pet comes up to give you a kiss, but gives you staink instead. Dogs seem to be bigger offenders, but kitties get that tuna breath happening too.

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  23. Nobody wants to be kissed by a pet with stinky breath! I didn’t realize for a long time that it was also a health concern.

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    • I know – we just used to think it was bad breath….now we know better!

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