Bad Breath In Pet Cats

Bad breath (halitosis) in pets is caused by a variety of reasons. On top of the list is periodontal disease. Affected pets have plaque and tartar that has accumulated, paving the way for inflammation and destruction of the gum tissues as well as the tooth sockets. There may also be chronic inflammation of the tongue, palate, and other mouth structures. There are several factors that can influence how quickly periodontal disease gets as well as the severity of the problem. These factors include genes or heredity, dental deformities as well as tooth-crowding, malocclusion and other anatomical problems, the level of dental care that the pet receives at home as well as professionally, chewing activity, diet, and concurrent health issues that affect the immune system of cats such as hypothyroidism, diabetes mellitus, and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). 

Your pet should be brought to a vet clinic Portland, OR at lease once or twice a year for dental checks. Read more here.


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