Q: Why does my pet have bad breath?
A: Pets have bad breath (halitosis) for a number of reasons. The most common and most obvious cause is: dental problems.
The gold standard of oral care for pets is teeth brushing, mornings and evenings. I recommend brushing a pet’s teeth at least once a day, and getting oral checkups with your veterinarian at least once a year. Depending on their breed, age and oral care program, pets need veterinarian-supervised dental cleanings every 1-3 years.
Dental diets and dental treats also help maintain good oral health in pets.
Other causes of bad breath include gastric or kidney illness and viral infections to name a few.