How to Get Rid of Cat Bad Breath
No self-respecting cat parent wants to wake up in the morning to a big blast of fishy cat breath. So if you’re noticing your otherwise purrfect cat has bad breath on a regular basis, don’t hold your nose and hope the problem will go away on its own – it won’t! This is your cat’s way of saying, “Hey, my teeth and gums need a little help over here!” Fortunately, you can fix cat bad breath easily and (hooray!), you don’t even need a toothbrush to do it!
Why Your Cat Has Bad Breath
If you’re wondering how to cure bad breath in cats, it’s important to find out the “why” behind that stinky breath.
Just like with people, poor oral health is usually to blame for cat halitosis. And it all starts with plaque buildup. Plaque contains lots of smelly bacteria that love to cling to the teeth. When plaque is not removed, it eventually hardens into yellow-brown tartar, which inflames the gums and can lead to worse problems, like infection and tooth loss. Definitely not what we want for our awesome cats!
Tartar is so rock-hard that it requires a professional cleaning to remove it. Thankfully, plaque is easy to remove, so it’s really a case of prevention being the best measure for both your cat’s smile and your wallet.
Good to know: The type of bad breath your cat has matters. If your cat’s breath smells fruity (a sign of feline diabetes) or it smells like urine (a sign of kidney problems), you’ll want to make an appointment with the vet right away.
Can Dental Treats Get Rid of Cat Bad Breath?
High-quality dental treats can definitely help keep your cat’s breath fresh – and help keep them occupied – but they should not substitute for daily oral care. Raw bones – if you can manage the mess – are also a great choice, as the chewing motion acts as a natural floss. Raw poultry necks are touted as the best bones for cats. Just be sure to never cook or microwave the bones because they can splinter.
Easiest Cat Bad Breath Fix
Tooth brushing is the traditional way to keep cats’ teeth clean and their breath fresh, but there’s one major problem many cat parents run into: their cats will not tolerate it! While it can be done with practice and patience (and maybe a few scratches), many cat parents instead opt for the ease and convenience of a cat dental water additive.
Just like the name suggests, a water additive goes straight into the cat’s water bowl each day to fight plaque buildup, the root cause of gum disease and bad cat breath.
OK, my cat is NOT going to stand for that!
We get it. A cat’s water should taste like, well, water – not mints, green tea, clove or anything else you’ll often find in pet water additives.
That’s why Oxyfresh Pet Dental Water Additive is the cat’s meow. This unique, non-toxic formula is 100% tasteless and odorless so even the pickiest cats (they know who they are) will love it! No cover-ups for that stinky cat breath. Oxyfresh Pet Dental Water Additive completely eliminates it at the source!
Cats & Their People Love Oxyfresh Pet Dental Water Additive
- No brushing: It’s so simple … just add a capful to your cat’s drinking water each day.
- Fresh breath: Fast-acting formula doesn’t mask bad cat breath – it safely eliminates it at the source.
- Clean teeth & gums: Easiest way to clean cats’ teeth, fix cat bad breath, and fight gum disease.
- Odorless & tasteless: Zero flavor additives or scents so it’s perfect for picky cats.
- It works: Vet-recommended formula is a 2020 Family Choice Award Winner that’s USA made with only the highest quality ingredients.
- Give your cat’s bad breath the brush-off with Oxyfresh Pet Dental Water Additive, the award-winning, no-brush formula that even the pickiest cats will love!
P.S. Oops! We promised our dogs we wouldn’t play favorites. We have 3 unique solutions to stop bad dog breath too!