Sure, I know. Doggy bad breath is a big problem. But you must be pretty desperate to seriously consider this ‘solution’:
“The bristles on the Orapup are made of ultra-soft material that is designed to clean into the crevices of the tongue and loosen bacteria. According to Dr. Wagstaff, he “borrowed the bristle design from the surgeon’s scrub brush, the same special bristles surgeons use to clean bacteria from their hands before they cut you open.”
In between the bristles are four scrapers. These collect the bacteria the brushes remove. They’re designed to be obscure enough to not annoy the K9 and powerful enough to pull away the dirt and grime from the dog’s mouth.”
My first reaction to the first commercial dog tongue-scraper on the market is ‘Is this for real?’ My second reaction is, ‘He must be joking’.
The article above goes in detail about how the designer developed the product’s handle. I sort-of wish he would have spent less time on the handle and concentrated more on the scraping part. I can tell you right now that if you think you can get a dog to scrape his tongue against this thing you are deluding yourself. In any rate, the main source of bacteria in the dog’s mouth is the teeth, not the tongue. So you are better off concentrating on tooth brushing instead.
Dr Wagstaff, the inventor of the product is trying to raise capital for mass production. I wish him all the luck but i wouldn’t be investing.