Does your pet have bad breath? While common, bad breath is often a sign that your pet needs better dental care. Here are a few of the most common reason why your pet has bad breath.
Reasons for Bad Breath:
- Periodontal Disease – Just like us, pets are prone to periodontal disease. After they are three year old, 80% of dogs and cats begin to show signs of periodontal disease. This can cause bad breath as bacteria and plaque build.
- Teething – Puppies and kittens both have bad breath when they are teething. Fortunately, this should only last a few months.
- Oral Disease – Gum inflammation, oral masses, and other problems with the gums can create crevices where bacteria can get stuck and grow.