Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 at 12:23 am
As most cat owners know, cat breath can just about knock you down. It's similar to human breath as the causes are the same. Bacteria forms in the mouth and breaks down protein, thereby releasing sulphur compunds into the air. Sulphur has a foul smell on its own, so it's no secret if it has formed in the mouth, then it's going to make the breath smell pretty onerous. Tarter forms around the teeth, causing a build up of bacterium in the cat's mouth. Tarter is composed of a coating food, minerals and bacteria and has an unpleasant yellowish color. You have to remove the buildup of tarter in order to cure your cat's bad breath. You can start by buying a brand of cat food that cut down the tarter buildup. A lot of them contain enzymes that will disolve the tartar. There are many cat treats that will also aid in reducing the tartar in a cat's mouth. If the tartar buildup is really pronounced, then it's best to have your vet give the your cat's teeth a professional cleaning. The happy news is, get rid of the tartar and you have gotten rid of the cat's bad breath. Oh happy day! If you want to forego the cost of a vet cleaning your cat's teeth, it is possible for you to do it yourself. They make toothepaste for pets. I bet you didn't know that. Well, you do now. There are several flavors available. The one essential thing you will need is a mechanical toothbrush. It will provide the needed motion to remove the buildup of tartar. If you start early on brushing your cat's teeth you can prevent the buildup of tartar and eliminate bad breath before it can get started. Sometimes the cat's diet is the culprit as some foods that the cat eats contains bacteria. The key is to shop healthy and feed your cat only healthy food you'll be doing both the cat and yourself a tremendous favor. Give the cat treats but only the ones designed to cut down the tartar. After the cat eats, it will help to rinse its mouth out or brush his teeth, right then. You'll be knocking out the source of bad brearth before it can get started. In some rare cases, the cat can have a bad odor in its mouth that doesn't stem from tartar. In this case the cat could have a serious medical condition such as kidney or liver disease. Please then, take the cat to your veterinarian immediately! The Vet can find the problem and tell you what it's going to take to fix it. Now get started today and eliminate that bad breath in your cat or cats. And if the cat complains about your breath, well, you know what to do.