Cats With Bad Breath - How To Live With Cats

Because bad breath in dogs and cats go hand in hand with other health problems it is ..
Lack of vitamins and improper diet
Just like humans cats also find themselves in need of some additional boost – for shinier fur, for stronger immune system, and so on. Treating your kitty with is important, but you should always remember that such supplements can never act as substitute to . If you’ve recently changed your cat’s diet or if you’re feeding it with low quality food products, this may result in bad breath.
Most commonly, I have see cats with bad breath have associated dental issues or nasal/upper resperatory infections.
Lumps, excessive salivation or drooling, weight loss, bad breath, oral bleeding, swelling, lesions, or discolored areas in your cats’ mouth can be caused by oral tumors. If you see any of these signs, they are very serious and require immediate and aggressive diagnosis and treatment by a vet. There are a variety of neoplastic (cancerous) and non-neoplastic tumors in cats, but among the more common neoplastic or oral cancers are squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), fibrosarcoma (FSA), lymphoma, and malignant melanoma, with squamous cell carcinoma being the most common. Your cat should get a complete physical and oral examination with a full blood workup and urinalysis first. Your vet may order X-rays to evaluate if the tumor has spread to other areas including the lungs. Sometimes X-rays or CT scans are done to see of the tumor has spread into the bone. An oral biopsy procedure will accurately identify the specific type of tumor. Oral tumors can occur in cats. Any swelling of the mouth associated with bad breath should be checked by your vet.Halitosis (bad breath) in cats is a condition that can get your attention quickly when you're snuggling with your feline fur-babyFight of bad breath and halitosis in dogs and cats with TheraBreath's pet oral rinse. To order now, please visit us online or call us at 1-800-97-FRESH.
Cat owners know for a fact that bad cat breath can be downright awful. It isn’t that much different from bad human breath, as both are caused by bacteria found in the mouth that breaks protein down and releases the sulfur compounds out into the air. Sulfur smells really bad on its own, which is why breath containing it smells bad as well. The bacterium that causes bad breath with cats is normally associated with a buildup of tartar around the teeth. Tartar is yellow in color, known as a coating of bacteria, food, and minerals.You may be able to . There are several toothpastes available for pets, available in several different flavors. You’ll need to get a mechanical toothbrush, as the motion is very important for removing tartar buildup. Toothpastes that contain enzymes will dissolve tartar, helping to cure bad breath. If you start early with brushing your cat’s teeth, you can virtually eliminate any type of tartar buildup that will ultimately lead to bad breath. Hi,

My cat stopped eating a few days ago. He now is drooling and his breath smells really bad. He still drinks water and goes to the bathroom.

He had surgery 6 months ago to remove a stomach tumor, the doctor that treated him said it might come back. But when he had the tumor last time he just picked at his skin though and he still ate and didn't drool. Could the tumor have come back or is something else wrong with him?

Dear Terra,

It is certainly possible that your cat's tumor has come back, and it is also possible that something else is wrong with your kitty. Loss of appetite and drooling can be a sign that your cat has ingested a toxin, has dental disease, or even has kidney or heart failure.

Most importantly, any time a cat stops eating, it is cause for concern. If your cat hasn't eaten in a few days and is drooling, please get him to a veterinarian as soon as possible. Your cat needs a thorough physical exam, especially of his mouth, teeth, and tongue, and possibly even bloodwork and x-rays to determine the cause of his loss of appetite and drooling behavior. He may also need supportive care such as fluid therapy to re-hydrate him after not having eaten in a few days.

Best wishes,
Dr. Neely
Sometimes, cats may have a bad odor in their mouth that doesn’t come from tartar or bad breath in general. In these rare cases, it can be either liver or kidney disease. If you notice bad breath and it isn’t tartar, you should take your cat to the vet. Even though it may be something to do with tartar, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Your veterinarian can pinpoint the problem, let you know what the cause is – and how you should go about fixing it.