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Foul Smelling Breath

Foul Smelling Breath

If the dog or cat has a bad-smelling breath could be a clear symptom of a dental disease and other health conditions. Bad breath in pets is most often a sign of dental or gum disease, although it can be a sign of a kidney disease. A veterinarian is in the best position to determine the cause of the bad breath.

How to Recognize

If your dog or cat has especially bad-smelling breath, it may be a sign of an underlying condition.

Causes of Foul Smelling Breath

Foul-smelling breath is most commonly caused by dental or gum disease, though it may also be due to kidney disease or respiratory problems.


Your veterinarian may perform a physical and oral exam.

Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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