Bad Breath Alert
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 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.
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
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
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.
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.