This article is even going on my fishy sites because it seems like, MOST fishy-pond-owners ALSO have a beloved dog.
And most people with dogs only get dental-cleanings with extractions for their pet, BECAUSE of rotten breath. Not actually because of the REAL reason you should:
Older dogs have painful mouths that constantly shed bacteria through the bloodstream and the very air they breathe into their vital organs. A dog getting good dental exercise doesn’t have that problem. Dogs with healthy gums almost-never develop valve disease and eventually: Heart failure.
The full article is pretty brief, about canine (dog) dental prophylaxis and specifically: WHY YOUR DOG SHOULD HAVE A DENTAL SCALING AS RECOMMENDED BY YOUR VET
It’s so much more than bad breath. It extends life.
Here’s the full text: