Nope, “doggie breath” isn’t normal. When dogs have bad breath, it’s because they have bacteria in their mouths. This bacteria results in the build-up of plaque, which can travel to the arteries, affecting the heart.
Regular tooth-brushing and cleanings by a veterinary dentist can keep those choppers pearly and white and your pet happy and healthy. If your dog is wilting leaves with his death breath, it might be time to take him to the vet for a check-up.