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If your cat has bad breath it is very likely that the problem to be faced is not limited to the unpleasant odor that emanates: it is true that animals cannot enjoy the complete oral hygiene that we humans can afford, but if particularly bad breath is a persistent phenomenon in the time is not normal at all and it is good to investigate its possibilities causes.
Some bacteria that accumulate in the cat's mouth can be responsible for this problem. Saliva and bacteria form plaque, which can then harden to tartar if not removed in time. The tartar it can cause infections in the tissues that support the teeth.
Excessive tartar (brown in color), tendency to drool or chew on one side only, difficulty feeding and red gums are important signs that your cat has bad teeth and should be taken to the vet.
Any problems in the diet of your cat can contribute to the worsening of the smell of its breath, especially if its diet is based heavily on the consumption of fish or liver.
The kitty may also have bitten a foreign body (such as a toy) and some parts may be stuck in your teeth. In this case, this is a rather easy problem to solve: all you have to do is make changes to his diet.
Gingivitis and stomatitis
There gingivitis is a gum infection, while the stomatitis it concerns the mucous membranes of the oral cavity. Cats are prone to both disorders, which usually originate from the aforementioned tooth infections. However, they can occur with particular frequency in animals with FIV and calicivirosis.
Sometimes bad breath is not simply due to poor oral hygiene. In these cases, however uncommon, it could be a sign of much more serious disorders such as kidney failure, especially in older cats. An accumulation of toxins in the blood can cause, among other symptoms, a smell of the breath reminiscent of urine: in this case, this occurs because the animal's kidneys are no longer able to effectively purify the body. Other diseases that cause bad breath are diabetes (in this case the breath takes on a more fruity smell) and liver (bad breath, vomiting, loss of appetite).
In addition to eradicating any diseases responsible for this annoying problem, you can fight it with these simple ones precautions:
- For your cat, prefer a diet based on dry kibble, which by forcing it to a substantial chewing help prevent the formation of tartar.
- Also make sure that he is always well hydrated, as the right intake of water promotes salivation.
- Brush your cat's teeth at least a couple of times a week making sure you only use toothpaste specifically for him.
There are many superstitions and legends concerning the world of cats, and although some of them may seem credible, we are convinced that very few of you really believe that cats steal breath , especially to young children. But which the origin of this myth ?
A news from chronicle really shocking the one that comes from Canicattì , in the province of Agrigento . A cat made a bad end for a truly absurd reason. We are in a supermarket parking lot in the town center. The poor cat protagonist of this story, unfortunately, was running around in that area at the wrong time.
Even the kitten protagonist of the video today look for one breath of air following the "quarantine". The video we're about to show you is one of the most viral cat-themed videos of the moment. Partly because the behavior of this four-legged friend reminds us so much of the situation we are experiencing, partly because cats have always been a must on the web.
Our domestic friends always give us a lot to do, even if the satisfactions that their presence have given us, since they are in our life, make us forget about everything else. Among the things that we most frequently find ourselves fighting is that of bad breath in cats, the causes and possible solutions to solve the problem will be discussed below.
One of the most frequent questions that all cat lovers ask themselves is how feline breathing works and whether its functioning and structure are very similar to human breathing. Cats have a slightly different structure from ours and their breathing also changes in relation to their moods and states of health.