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Bad Breath Alert
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Bad breath is a common odor that is often overlooked as "cosmetic" when it can be a warning sign of disease. If your pet has bad breath, be sure to discuss this health issue with your veterinarian to determine the cause.

Causes of Bad Breath In Dogs and Cats

1) Dental or Gum Disease--Bad breath is often caused by the accumulation of odor-producing bacteria in your pet's mouth. Your pet's mouth could have tooth abscesses, oozing pus and tartar accumulation. Poor dental health can lead to serious, potentially fatal health conditions such as heart disease and kidney disease. Click here to learn more about pet dental health.

2) Poor Digestion---Pets with bad breath typically have poor digestion. Along with the bad breath, they may have gas, loose stool, burping, diarrhea and other digestive symptoms. Pets can have digestive problems due to poor quality food, food intolerances, or conditions such as IBD. K9 Digestive Enzymes and/or Lypozyme (for cats and small dogs) can reduce tartar accumulation by helping break down nutrients and improving digestion. In addition, pets with poor digestion need "good bacteria" found in the Power Probiotic. Power Probiotic will replenish your pet's mouth and digestive system with beneficial bacteria that aids digestion and fight bad breath. Power Probiotic is a powerful, multi-strain bacteria that is easy to administer to cats and dogs and is very well tolerated. Helps with loose stool, vomiting, diarrhea and overall immune support. Acid stomach can also cause tartar to accumulate faster on the teeth so using these products along with Gastro ULC is helpful.

3) Autoimmune Disease or Allergies--When a pet is allergic to a food, it can trigger inflammation throughout the digestive tract, causing symptoms of acid stomach, diarrhea and vomiting. Be sure to review the ingredients in your pet's diet against our list of common food allergens. It's important to feed your pet a hypoallergenic diet and avoid dry food, poultry, beef and grains as all of these can lead to digestive problems. I Even if you are feeding your pet a raw frozen diet, if you are giving your pet poultry, a common allergen, your pet can continue to react to it. Dry food can be hard for many pets to digest as it contains a great deal of overprocessed carbohydrates---even the grain-free varieties.

Stomatitis is an autoimmune disease in cats that can cause red inflamed, gums, bad breath and loss of teeth. It is extremely painful and cats can lose weight because it is too painful to eat. Stomatitis is often fueled by triggers such as food allergies. Changing your cat's diet and adding a few supplements early on is essential and can slow the progression of the disease. Products such as Notatum, Quentans, Colostrum, Silver Immune For Pets and Immune Harmony can all help with stomatitis and autoimmune disease.

4) Bad Breath Can Be a Symptom of a Serious Health Condition-- For example, "Ammonia" breath is a sign of kidney disease. Sweet or fruity breath could be caused by diabetes. Laboratory tests and a veterinary exam can determine the cause.

Using the right diet along with a few supplements can help your pet feel much better and be much more kissable! Please include your cat or dog's diet on the order form at checkout. Our nutritionist will include a free diet suggestion for your pet on the packing slip that comes with the product directions.