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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Bad Breath - A Sign of Trouble

When I visit my vet I noticed she always smells my cat's breath during the exam. There is a good reason she is doing this. A stinky breath once in a while is not cause for alarm but if your dog or cat has chronically bad breath, it could be a sign of a more serious condition. Call your vet if you notice one of the following.

An ammonia or urine like smell. This can be a symptom of kidney problems.

A rotten smell. This indicate intestinal issues or gum or tooth disease.

A sweet almost sugary smell. This often signals diabetes. You will also notice your pet drinking a lot of water and losing weight.


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