For any disease condition the diagnosis is the key. The underlying
cause needs to be ascertained for treatment and prevention of any
disease, which holds good for bad breath too. Few tests and examination
is imperative. They are such as complete mouth x-rays, thorough
medical examination which includes physical examination of the animal
as well as medical history, periodontal probing which is nothing
but test performed to find out tooth or gum interference that helps
in identifying periodontal or gum diseases and thorough examination
of the oral cavity which may require anesthesia.
As we discussed already at length, the knowledge of the underlying
cause helps for effective and quick teartment. The treatment differs
with the cause of the bad breath In case the bad breath is due foreign
object; removal of the same is required. If the tumor of the mouth
is the cause, the tumor needs to be treated. Cleaning and scraping
of the teeth portion that is below the gum level clears the problem
Prevention Of Cat Bad Breath
Everyone is aware prevention is better than cure. Here are some
tips for preventing the bad breath. Daily brushing of your cat's
teeth will help you to get rid of halitosis. For performing daily
brushing there are special toothbrushes, finger brushes in market.
Mouth sprays such as chlorhexidine can be used once in a day for
a week or ten days. Some special diets do prevent the bad breath.
For all this, wise decision is to take the advice of the experienced