Halitosis: Bad Breath in Cats

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Halitosis (bad breath) in cats is a condition that can get your attention quickly when you're snuggling with your feline fur-baby. It's important to know what can cause bad breath so you'll know what to do if your cat's mouth odor suddenly has you wanting to push him away instead of return his friendly head bump.

What Causes Bad Breath in Cats?

Cats can normally have slightly fishy breath that smells like cat food, but it's usually not strong or offensive. Foul-smelling breath or a sudden increase in the breath's odor can be an early sign of a problem. Below are some of the conditions that can cause halitosis in cats.

These are some of the conditions that can cause halitosis, or bad breath, in cats.It is very important to see your veterinarian to identify the cause of any bad breath you notice in your cat and facilitate treatment. Many of these conditions can be quite serious, and early diagnosis and treatment may be able to slow down or reverse both the halitosis and its underlying cause.

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