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Bad Breath in Dogs

Does your dog have bad breath? Does the bad breath come and go (i.e. after he eats or spends time playing outdoors)? Does the bad breath last for a long time? Does it smell like the bad breath is getting worse? If your dog has bad breath and its severe and getting worse then you should contact your vet. Bad breath can often be a sign of periodontal disease of the teeth and gums. Halitosis is the medical term given to excessive or severe bad breath in dogs and cats. Your dog may need to have a dental checkup to see what’s causing the bad breath. In some cases there could be a rotten tooth, infected tooth, or gingivitis forming. Gingivitis is caused by plaque and tartar buildup. Learn more about your dog’s dental health by clicking here or calling your veterinarians Virginia Beach, VA.

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