Why Does My Pet's Breath Smell?

Eating feces, cleaning anal glands, disease issue such as kidney disease can all potentially cause bad breath but the number one reason is dental disease.  Often veterinarians are presented with a case of what is believed to be a skin problem but in reality is a dental issue and since the animal is cleaning themselves they are spreading this smell over their coat.  Have your pets teeth checked yearly during their annual exam.  Certain animals may require a dental exam at 6 month intervals to monitor progression properly.  Prevention is the most important thing we as pet owners can do.  Talk to your veterinary care team about prevention options for your specific pet.

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