Although dental problems are the most common cause of bad breath in pets, in some instances it can also be a symptom of a serious underlying health condition. There are several different diseases that cause bad breath, including diabetes, kidney disease and liver problems.
‘Dog-breath’ is a term that many of us are familiar with, but when our precious pooch’s start to produce a mouth odor that is beyond tolerable, what exactly is causing it?
Your pet may not be healthy
Although dental problems are the most common cause of bad breath in pets, in some instances it can also be a symptom of a serious underlying health condition. There are several different diseases that cause bad breath, including diabetes, kidney disease and liver problems. Each of these can have a slightly different effect on the odor emanating from your pet’s mouth. Canines and felines with diabetes tend to have slightly sweet-smelling breath, while kidney problems can trigger an ammonia-type smell. Oral tumors can also cause bad breath as the cells, which multiple at an extremely fast rate, often die as a result of lack of blood flow. This necrosis of the cells can smell like rotting vegetables and will make your pet’s breath smell similar.
If dental causes are ruled out of being behind your pet’s bad breath, we will then recommend that your pet undergoes routine blood testing to see if there is a health issue causing this unpleasant symptom.
If your pet has particularly foul-smelling breath and you are concerned about his/her health, please give us a call at 972-867-8800 ext. 1 to schedule an appointment.
If Dental Hygiene is the Source of your Pet’s Bad Breath, we will complete a thorough Dental Cleaning & Send Home Oravet Treats for At-Home Continued Care
Plaque and calculus are very common problems in dogs. Plaque forms when bacteria attach to teeth, and over time, this plaque hardens to form calculus (tartar). The accumulation of plaque and calculus can lead to bad breath and other problems.
The dual-action approach of OraVet Chews doesn’t just clean teeth and freshen breath. It creates a barrier to help protect against plaque, calculus, and bad breath.
OraVet DENTAL HYGIENE CHEWS CONTAIN A SPECIAL INGREDIENT, DELMOPINOL.
Delmopinol works to form a preventive barrier that blocks bacteria, and the future formation of plaque and calculus (tartar) that builds up over time.
OraVet Chews are the first and only dental hygiene product for dogs that contain delmopinol.
Creates preventive barrier
Reduces bad breath