If your dog breath knocks the socks of you, then its time for the vet to take a look inside his mouth. Too many pet lovers forget that animals require great oral care, too. Bad breath is a common sign that your dog or cat has a dental problem.
Unpleasant smelling breath can indicate that your pet may have a bacterial gum infection lurking around in your pet’s mouth, which, if ignored, can develop into periodontal disease.In some cases, a canine’s halitosis could also indicate that something is wrong in their liver, kidneys or intestinal tract. Other signs of dental problems include a dog’s reluctance to chew or salivating more than usual.
For cats, be on the lookout for more than just foul breath -- other indications of dental issues include excessive licking, drooling and difficulty chewing.