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Why Does My Dog Have Such Bad Breath?

Posted by David on September 17th, 2010

Purina-Dog-Content-BrandYour pet’s bad breath can be a real turn-off. It can also be a sign of a harmful condition. Dental and periodontal diseases are the most common reasons for stinky breath, so brush your dog’s teeth regularly to help prevent bacterial infections and inflamed gums.

There can also be more serious reasons for bad breath. For example, if it smells like urine, your dog could have kidney disease. Liver disease can also cause halitosis. So if your pup has dragon breath, make sure he doesn’t lose his appetite, vomit, or develop yellow eyes or gums.

Pay attention to excessively sweet breath, too. Coupled with excessive thirst or urination, it can be a sign of diabetes. So no matter how much you want to stay away, keep a close eye on a dog with bad breath.

 
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