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Dogs can have bad breath for many reasons, from needing dental care to needing a new diet.  If you’re asking yourself ‘Why does my dog have bad breath?’ it’s time to start investigating the cause.

Dental Disease

Bad breath can be a sign your dog has dental disease.  If your pet hasn’t been to the vet recently for a dental checkup, you will want to check this out first.  Dogs develop plaque which can turn into tartar.  Tartar buildup can lead to dental disease, which could cause your dog to have bad breath

Underlying Illness

Sometimes bad breath can be a symptom of other problems.  Systemic problems can sometimes lead to bad breath.  If your dog has recently developed bad breath, it’s a good idea to check in with your vet.

Eating Right

Bad breath can also be a sign that your dog is not getting the nutrition he needs from his diet.  Bad breath can be the result of food not being digested properly.  Taking a close look at your dog’s diet is a good place to get started.

What is Your Dog Eating?

The closer to nature a diet is, the healthier it is for your dog.  If your dog is eating a kibble, consider adding in some canned foods.  Though kibble is a complete diet, it is cooked at extremely high temperatures and is a highly processed food, making it harder for your dog to get the nutrients out of each meal.

Already feeding canned food?  Why not try a dehydrated diet?  We make our raw, dehydrated foods in our own plant in the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand. Dehydrated foods have been gently air dried at a temperature just high enough to destroy any harmful bacteria such as e-coli and salmonella.

This allows the food to retain most of it’s beneficial enzymes and nutrients, making it even easier for your dog to digest!Your dog may not ever have minty fresh breath, but if your dog’s breath sends you running to another room, changing up his diet could make the difference between doggy kisses and being sent to his bed.

You can try our dehydrated foods – We have a full range of flavors from classics like Steakhouse Beef and Zucchini to our more exotic recipes such as Perfect Summer Brushtail

 

DRY

Made from high-grade premium proteins with added vitamins and minerals, our hypoallergenic, taurine-enriched dry food range are specially formulated to meet all your dog’s nutritional requirements.

AIR DRIED

Goodness of raw but with the safety and convenience of dry, our air fried range is filled with all the best nutrients for your dog’s overall health and vitality.

TREATS

Grain-free treats great for training or guilt-free snacking.

DRY

With the finest premium meats as the main ingredient, our high protein formulation is fortified with added vitamins and minerals for your cat’s optimum nutritional needs.

OCEAN

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LAKE

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FOREST

Be awed by the lush, indigenous forest, where inhabitants like deers and brushtail thrive. Learn more about why New Zealand’s venisons are rated amongst the best in the world.

FIELD

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