Let’s face it. Dog breath isn’t ever going to be bottled and sold as a Valentine’s Day scent. Dog breath never smells that good, but if your dog’s mouth stinks, you have a problem.

Who smells like pee? An odor of urine or nail polish remover on Chanel’s breath could be a sign of kidney failure or diabetes. Your pet will probably be displaying other symptoms, such as increased thirst and frequent urination.

What’s in your mouth?! Sometimes the foulness emanating out Faberge’s mouth is simply because of what she put into it. Animal poop (you know it happens), dead birds, pilfered food, and even fishy diets can cause nastiness. Toys and sticks can also be caught in the mouth, and will start to reek after a while.

When’s the last time you brushed? The most common cause of bad breath, however, is dental problems. It’s estimated that almost 80% of dogs develop some sort of dental disease by age three. Periodontal disease can lead to heart, kidney, and liver problems. That’s why it’s so important to bring Guerlain in for an oral evaluation, and to schedule regular dental cleanings.

However your dog’s breath smells, take a deep breath and take a look into her mouth. If you can find tartar build up, or if you find red or purple gums, it’s time for a cleaning. And if you find yourself gasping from the smell, make an appointment with us. We’ll find out what the problem is, and take the necessary steps to get a more pleasant aroma for your pet’s mouth – and for you!