Bad Breath in Pets is Just like Bad Breath in Humans
Bad breath in humans and pets is caused by bacteria that produce sulfur compounds by breaking down proteins in food, blood and diseased oral tissue. In a healthy mouth, oxygen-rich saliva controls the situation because the bacteria that cause bad breath in humans and in your pet can not live in the presence of oxygen. When the mouth becomes dry, the natural protection of saliva is lost and bad breath quickly follows.
More importantly, in dogs and cats, the start of bad breath is a sign that periodontal disease (gum disease) may be on the way. Gum disease is the most diagnosed problem in dogs and cats and nearly always leads to tooth loss. Once that happens your pet cannot eat properly and their health may start to deteriorate rapidly.
Before your pet reaches the age of four, 80% of all dogs and 70% of all cats will show signs of dental disease. Furthermore, just as in humans, when oral bacteria start to have access to interior organs through weak and bleeding gums, more serious problems, such as heart, lung, and kidney disease may follow.
Signs of Gum Disease in Your Pet
- Bad, stale breath
- Missing or broken teeth
- Loose teeth
- Bleeding or swollen gums
- Persistent yellow or brown teeth
- Any unusual growths
- Avoidance of chew toys, chewing bones, or drinking cold water
- Receding gums
- Signs of tartar and plaque buildup
- Any signs of pus or drainage
How to Check if Your Pet has Periodontal Disease
- Pick a quiet place where your pet won’t be disturbed by noise or distractions.
- Take your time and be very gentle
- For the left side molars: Place index finger of left hand on top of muzzle and place left thumb below bottom jaw to prevent your pet from opening their jaw.
- Lift their lips open with right index finger and thumb
- Examine the gum area around the back molars for plaque & tartar
- To check for loose teeth, gently press each tooth
- To check the front teeth, separate upper and lower lips with thumbs and index finger, looking for redness (inflammation or infections) where the gums meet the teeth.
Repeat same steps on the right side
How Can Bad Breath in Pets Be Stopped?
The answer is Dr. Katz for Dogs & Cats Oral Solution. Here’s why it’s so effective, easy-to-use, and safe:
It is designed so that oxygenation takes place each and every time the oral solution enters your pet’s mouth. It’s so simple to use; you just pour the solution into your pet’s water bowl or you can purchase our handy sprayer and simply spray it directly into your pet’s mouth.
The formula’s oxygenating activity instantly begins to destroy the bacteria that cause bad breath in your pet's mouth. Once oxygen is present, the anaerobic, sulfur-producing bacteria can no longer produce the sulfur compounds found in bad breath and/or gum disease.
You want the best for your pets. You provide them with healthy nutrition, a nice, warm, safe home and constant attention. Treat them with Dr. Katz for Dogs & Cats Oral Solution and provide them with the best oral care you can provide.
Dr. Katz for Dogs & Cats is 100% Guaranteed to stop your pet's bad breath!