This Is Why Puppy Breath Smells So Good, According To Science

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I can imagine it right now — the sweet, innocent, heart-warming smell of a tiny puppy’s mouth. If you think about it, it’s kind of freaky that humans enjoy it. Anytime anyone gets a puppy, I immediately come over and run directly for their cute little yappers. Then I hug them intensely until my friend tells me I need to leave. Puppies are one of my numerous vices.

Why do we desire the sweetened smell of puppy breath? The explanation is quite simple.

Puppies have the basicdiet of their mother’s milk and nothing in their stomach to mess it up. The sweetened fragrance we smell is the lactose from the milk. Interesting, isn’t it? Too, the digestive enzymes in their bellies break down the milk and give off an even more delicious scent.

If your puppy’s breather smells bad to you, you’re either a heartless rascal or there could be something wrong with them. If that’s the case, you are able to want to call your veterinarian. If you’ve never smelled puppy breath, let me placed it this style — it’s like the smell of your mom after a bad day, mixed with a fresh bottom of flowers all wrapped up in a big hug. Basically, it’s the best stench in the world. And now you know why!

This post was originally written by Caroline Cook for Digital Doggy.

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