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What can be done about pet bad breath?

If you are noticing severe bad breath, it is likely due to periodontal disease. Periodontal disease affects approximately 80% of dogs and 70% of cats over the three years of age. However, there is now a vaccine to help prevent this and bad breath in your pets. Ask your veterinarian about this new vaccine. Besides the vaccine, just like in humans, it is necessary to set up regular exams with your vet for cleaning and such. These exams are important for the health of your pet. If bad breath, inflamed sickly looking gums and possible tooth loss isn’t bad enough, millions of bacteria in an unhealthy mouth can easily be absorbed through the gums causing early kidney disease and in some pets, heart problems. Having bad teeth can cause any number of risks. With the exams or the cleanings done, the vet can then recommend other ideas for control of bad breath such as; brushing teeth at home, dental chews specially formulated to break down tarter, mouthwash for dogs, etc.
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