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.

Foul-Smelling Breath

How to Recognize

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


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.

Foul-Smelling Breath Affects

  • Dogs
  • Cats

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