Does Your Pet Have Stinky Breath? Do This!

Does Your Pet Have Stinky Breath? Do This!


If your pet has smelly breath, even if they are on the older side, this is not normal and something you definitely want to have evaluated by your veterinarian.

 

 

What Stinky Breath Means

Any type of foul odor coming from your pet’s mouth can be a sign of dental disease.


Maybe it’s simply cavities caused by bacteria eating into the surface of teeth, but it can also be a sign of periodontal disease. This is an infection in your pet’s gums that can cause:

 

  • Inflammation
  • Pain
  • Bleeding
  • Redness
  • Loss of gum and bone tissue

Periodontal disease can be very serious because the bacteria can spread to the rest of your pet’s body as they naturally eat. This can result in a variety of other health conditions such as heart disease.


What to Do if Your Pet Has Stinky Breath

It’s important to bring your pet in for an evaluation and dental checkup if you notice any kind of foul odor coming from their mouth. To keep your pet’s dental health at 100% you can also try out our toothpaste and gum cleanser!


Keep those pets healthy and happy everyone!


~PetCoachApril

April Arguin A.S., C.P.N., P.M.H.