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Stinky breath

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by jo-pop, Feb 9, 2012.


  1. jo-pop

    jo-pop PetForums VIP

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    How normal is it for a cat to have whiffy breath? He's nearly 6 months old so still a kitten. He's on 100% wet diet (Bozita, Animonda, Smilla)
    I've given his mouth a really good check over and all gums are pale pink and all teeth bright White.
    It's only when he yawns that I can smell it.
    Is this normal?
     
  2. Anca

    Anca PetForums Senior

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    Hi Jo,

    I think if he's not stinky too often, there's no problem. But if the smell persists for a longer period - I don't know, a week or two, then your cat might need a vet check (and not an owner check :)) He's very young for dental problems, but an infection is not impossible. If it's not that, it's the stomach, or a throat infection.

    You'll start to worry when you know the problem is not now and then.

    Good luck hun.
     
  3. jo-pop

    jo-pop PetForums VIP

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    He's already booked in for Saturday morning but just wondered what people here thought. Hopefully it's just his meaty diet :)
     
  4. buffie

    buffie Mentored by Meeko

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    I could be wrong :eek:,it has been known ;)but I think when kittens are teething their breath can be a bit smelly.Meeko's certainly was and I'm fairly sure I've read of others mentioning the same thing.Feel free to tell me I'm talking BS :D
     
  5. McSquirtle

    McSquirtle PetForums Senior

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    I definitely agree with this! Lola's canines are coming through at the moment and her breath is stinky when she's grooming/yawning etc.
     
  6. ShelybellyandTeamC

    ShelybellyandTeamC Bad Joke Generator

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    Sheldon always has stinky breath but he has a lot of dental problems but like the others have said its prob his "adult" teeth coming through
     
  7. Treaclesmum

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    Treacle had smelly breath with teething too, especially when he had a loose baby tooth (one of the main fangs) hanging on for several weeks alongside the new adult one. It looked quite sore too so I was very glad when the vet removed it when he was neutered. They don't want to operate on kittens unless necessary which is totally understandable!! Hope it's just teething troubles :smile:
     
  8. hobbs2004

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    Given his age, this would be my thinking too. :)
     
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