You may have used to hundreds of kisses from your pet after a long day of work. But you may have experienced that your dog’s breath smells like a dead animal.

This smell is unpleasant for most owners, and refusing their warm welcome can make them feel neglected.  But what are the reasons dog’s breath smells like rotten meat?

There can be many reasons behind the bad breath of dogs. Even many assumed this is just because of their gross dietary habit or the dog has eaten something smelly.

There can be underlying medical conditions behind this. Some of them are poor oral hygiene, diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease, and even cancer.

What are the reasons for dog’s breath smells like rotten meat?

Many dog owners tend to ignore the dog’s bad breath thinking as bad breath is a normal characteristic for dogs. Some factors are like,

  • Poor oral hygiene and Periodontal Disease
  • Dietary habits/ Coprophagia
  • Oral tumor (cancer)
  • Diabetes
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease

Most commonly, a dog’s bad breath occurs because of periodontal disease. This results because of bad oral hygiene, which causes the development of plaque.

It causes the development of bacteria surrounds teethes. This cause tooth cavity, infections, and tooth loss.

If your dog’s breath smells like poop after a walk outside, it is most probable that they have eaten something that can lead to bad breath. Also, some dogs tend to eat feces often, and this condition is called coprophagia.

Not only that, kidney disease can lead your dog’s breath to smell like poop and cancer; in other words, oral tumors developing in their oral cavity can also lead to bad breath. Also, a fruity sweet smell from dog breath can be an underline symptom that your dog is having diabetes.

Why dog’s breath smells like fish?

Many dog owners complain that even they didn’t feed their dogs with fish, their breath smells fishy. The reason is behind his licking habit. It is very common for dogs to lick their private areas as sniffing is a communication method for them.

Anal glands present in their rear ends secrete a pungent smell of fishy odor pheromone. These pheromones help the dog identify and understand other dog’s health, fertility, and mental state. Because your dog is cleaning this with his tongue, this smell transfers into their mouth. This makes your pets breathe smell fishy even miles away from the sea.

What can I give my dog for bad mouth smell?

First of all, you have to find the reason behind your dog’s bad smelly breath. If it is due to periodontal disease, contact your veterinarian and schedule a dental cleaning.

Then make sure to brush your dog’s teeth often and try to change their brush at the right time. If it’s due to their bad dietary habit, make sure they do not contact unpleasant substances like road kills and feces.

Please provide them with chewing toys and feed them with a balanced diet with suitable quality foods. Take them to a dog groomer and veterinarian often to find whether there any other disease that causes this bad breath.

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