Myth #1: Dog breath is normal.
Nope. Your dog's breath shouldn't stink. If it does, your dog may have dental decay, intestinal issues, or some other health problem. Talk to your vet and have your dog checked out.
Now that you know what's really true and what's a myth, you can feel confident that you are helping your dog look and feel his best. Let's see what other myths we can bust-does anybody have a fast car and a flamethrower?
Eve Adamson is the author of more than 40 books, including Animal Planet Complete Guide to Dog Grooming. She lives in Iowa City with her family.
Originally appeared in AKC Family Dog magazine.