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Dental Hygienist Weighing In
on December 15, 2013
As a dental hygienist, I know that much of the bad breath people experience comes from poor tongue hygiene. The other factor is poor dental hygiene. Since it would be almost impossible to floss a dog's teeth to remove bacterial plaque, eliminating one of the factors should improve the breath.
I just gave Orapup a try with my two hounds. The one hesitant to try it was soon absorbed in licking it after she saw the other obsessed by it. Their breaths were much improved afterwards.
I've read some of the other 1-star reviews regarding dogs not liking the taste of the liquid. My suggestion would be to put anything else on the brush that might be more palatable to the dog (for example, gravy), and let the dog lick that. It is the mechanical action (licking) that removes much of the bacteria anyway. Of course, your dog won't lick with its entire tongue, but considering that 1) there is no way you're going to brush the back of a dog's tongue, and 2) even people have problems doing that, this is the next best thing.