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Feature March 2019 Issue

Bad Breath May Signal Illness

Bad breath can be severe enough to “create problems in the animal-owner relationship,”says Tufts veterinary internist Michael Stone, DVM.

Bad Breath May Signal Illness

Different malodorous breaths indicate different health concerns.

Bad breath, medically termed halitosis, is a “common problem in cats,” says Tufts veterinary internist Michael Stone, DVM, and can be severe enough to “create problems in the animal-owner relationship.” For sure, it’s hard to get up close and personal with a cat whose breath smells worse than fishy.

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