What Causes Bad Dog Breath?  

Written By: MUDASSIR

Poor Dental Hygiene

Just like people, plaque and bacteria cause tooth decay and smelly dog breath.  

Infected Gums

Gingivitis and infected gums from untreated dental diseases smell rotten. Seek treatment.

Foreign Object 

Stuck objects like sticks trap bacteria and smell bad. Inspect mouth.  

Diet Triggers

Digestion issues from poor diet or food allergies may contribute to bad odors.


Improper hydration concentrates bad mouth smell. Ensure ample clean water.   

Kidney & Liver Issues

Internal issues like kidney or liver disease can cause breath odor. See your vet.


Unmanaged diabetes causes fruity-scented breath called ketones. Requires medication.   

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