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Pets and Bad Breath

Steve Coppell - Saturday, June 11, 2011

Bad breath in pets is just as offensive as it is in humans. But besides being a turn off, halitosis can be a sign of a health problem. It may indicate an accumulation of tartar on your pet's teeth, which can result in gingivitis, or gum disease. ( Bad teeth and gums also produce bacteria that your pet will swallow, causing other health concerns). Or it may be a sign of digestive problems.
What can be done?
For tartar control, feed your dog or cat some dry food every day. Or give your dogs bones to chew.