Recently, we took our cat, Leela to our MOST excellent Veterinarian, Irvington Pet Hospital, so that they could diagnose the cause of her HORRIBLE breath! You see, quite often, bad breath in pets isn't just caused by stinky food or not brushing and flossing (although, sometimes it is)!
Bad breath in pets can have a multitude of other causes, including: gastrointestinal problems, periodontal disease, diabetes, kidney infections, bacterial infections, and more!
For this reason, we think it important to educate ourselves (and you!) about the causes of bad breath in our pets, so that we can head off any serious health issues before it's too late!
Fortunately, in Leela's case, her bad breath was just a matter of tuna breath coupled with the need for a little kitty tooth brushing. More on THAT fun task later! :) -