You thought you had it nice... The UK Daily Mail recently reported that a Briton living in Kennington spends more than 15,000 pounds every year taking care of her six pampered English bulldogs - including special food to keep them from getting halitosis.
'You are what you eat. If you have children you make sure they eat healthy foods and look after them so it is the same with my dogs," owner Karen Chamberlain told the news source. She said that her pups eat all-organic dog food, as well as honey, the freshest goat's milk and parsley to prevent halitosis.
The latter might not be such a bad idea for canines, although you should check with your vet to see whether your pooch might develop a stomachache from the garnish. Studies have shown that humans who eat parsley often have slightly fresher breath.
However, neither dogs nor humans can eat their way to good breath. It takes a good specialty breath freshener and a daily oral care probiotics product to keep human breath from devolving into doggy-breath-like halitosis.
As for dogs, most pet stores sell treats that are specially designed to clean teeth and reduce bad breath.