Bad breath in pets can be a sign of poor health

StatePoint MediaDogs are supposed to have some of the cleanest mouths, so bad breath can be a sign that something more serious is going on. ■ StatePoint / ContrIbuted If you’ve ever experienced dry mouth, you know how uncomfortable it can be. Unfortunately, your pet can get dry mouth too, and it can lead to more serious issues down the line and can also be a sign of health issues. Dry mouth is a condition where saliva loses its protective benefits and leads to an overgrowth of odor-causing bacteria and plaque accumulation, as well as increases the risk of periodontal disease. While such diseases as diabetes can contribute to dry mouth

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