7 Reasons Why Does My Cat’s Breath Smell


1. Halitosis

Halitosis is the medical term for bad breath in cats.   Plaque buildup in a cat’s mouth is the most common cause of halitosis in felines.

2. Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease might result from plaque buildup if it is not stopped.  Your cat’s breath will continue to get worse as the bacteria spreads.

3. Medical Conditions

Bad breath can be the cause of some medical conditions, such as issues with the gut, liver, or kidneys.

4. Diabetes

If your cat has a stinky breath smell, but it smells fruity rather than foul, she might be having diabetes.   Diabetes causes ketones to accumulate in the blood, which gives cat a sweet breath smell.

5. Oral Cancer

Bad breath could also be a sign of oral cancer in cats.

6. Poor Diet And Nutrition

Cat food that is full of chemicals, additives, and non-digestible food will make the cat’s breath stink.

7. Lymphocytic Plasmacytic Stomatitis

Stinky breath in cats might be due to a condition known as lymphocytic plasmacytic stomatitis, which may be connected to the feline leukemia virus, feline immunodeficiency virus, calicivirus, or Bartonella.

How Can I Get Rid Of My Cat's Bad Breath?

  1. Regular tooth brushing    2. Proper nutrition and                 hydrating your cat    3. Get some chews for cat            oral hygiene    4. Try water additives and            gels    5. Consult your vet