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Cat Bad Breath and Increased Thirst

by Beatriz
(Lawrenceville georgia USA)

Reader Question: Cat Bad Breath Treatment


My 10 year old male cat has a very foul breath. We have bought a special toothbrush and tooth paste and brush his teeth often. This has not stopped the bad breath, actually is getting worse. Also he is always thirsty and less interested in food. He has lost some weight. Although he is an outdoor-indoor cat he now prefers to always be inside and seems to look for warmer spots around the house.

Veterinarian Suggestion: Cat Bad Breath

Hi Beatriz,

I cannot diagnose your cat without having the chance to examine him, but several health problems fit with the clinical signs you describe including severe dental disease (the type that brushing alone won’t fix), an oral tumor, and kidney disease.

Your best option is to make an appointment with your veterinarian. He or she will perform a physical exam and perhaps run some tests to determine what is going on and then give you some options for treatment.

Best of luck,

Jennifer Coates, DVM

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