There's a saying that a dog's mouth is cleaner than a human's mouth. Knowing all the things your dog licks throughout the course of his day, you might not want to take that as absolute truth. Bacteria can grow on your dog's tongue and cause bad breath or doggy breath. Brushing your dog's tongue will not only freshen his breath but could also eliminate some of this bacteria. When paired with a healthy diet, healthy flora can thrive on your dog's tongue, giving him a fresh mouth and cleaner oral health. Get your dog involved in his oral health by making this simple task part of his oral health routine.
If brushing your dog's teeth is troublesome, getting to his tongue might cause a little anxiety for you both. Have your dog do more of the work at first licking the toothbrush rather than trying to pry his mouth open to brush his tongue. Don’t forget to always offer a tasty treat for a reward.