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How to deal with your dog's bad breath

by Catherine Holland

azfamily.com

Posted on February 28, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 28 at 6:21 PM

PHOENIX -- It's a problem every dog owner encounters at some point -- bad doggy breath.

Dr. Claudia Channing with Arizona Animal Welfare League ran down some solutions for 3TV's Scott Pasmore.

While dental care for your dog will eventually require a vet visit, there are some things you can do to keep your dog's teeth as clean as possible.

According to Channing, a finger brush is a good option if your dog will tolerate it. Chew toys and hard treats can also be beneficial. She also suggest frozen soup bones, but cautioned that these require close supervision on your part.

Dogs don't get cavities they way humans do, but plaque buildup can be dangerous.

Arizona Animal Welfare League is located at 30 N. 40th Place, Phoenix (just north of Washington and 40th streets). For more information, call 602-273-6852.

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