Taking Care of Business: What to do About Bad Breath in Pets

Bad breath in pets is a sign of pet dental disease. Most pet owners are familiar with “doggie breath” or “kitty breath,” but did you know that bad breath in pets can actually be an indication of an underlying health issue? At Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates, we want to help you clear up your pet’s bad breath, while also improving their wellness and longevity!

A Stinky Situation

According to the American Veterinary Dental Association, over 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have some form of dental disease by the age of three. Bad breath is one of the first signs that something is amiss. Continue…

The Dangers of Dog Breath

Wagging tail, bright eyes, wet nose… and bad breath. If this accurately sums up your canine companion, you’re not alone. Stinky dog breath has become synonymous with man’s best friend, but the reality is that it’s not normal.

That rotten dog breath you’ve come to know (and not necessarily love) may actually be an indicator of underlying dental health problems. Taking a moment to learn about the causes and cures of doggy breath can make a huge impact on the overall health and wellness of your best pal.

What Causes Dog Breath?

The majority of pets over age 3 exhibit signs of periodontal disease, an infection of the gums and supportive structures of the tooth. Without treatment, a buildup of bacteria associated with the disease may eventually make its way into the bloodstream, where it can wreak havoc on the heart, liver, kidneys, and other vital organs.