If your pet has halitosis or bad breath, he may have dental disease. Many of our patients presented to the clinic have excessive tartar or plaque on their teeth. This leads to infection under the gums or gingivitis. Many studies have been done which show the infection present in the mouth is the same bacteria which travels through the blood stream and localizes in the organs such as the heart valves, kidneys or liver. The bacteria then will damage these organs and potentially shorten their life.
Bad Breath May Indicate a Shorter Life