Does your cat have bad breath? Here's what you should know about bad breath in cats.

Bad Breath

Symptoms, Causes & Natural Remedies

Is your cat’s breath extra? Like extra strong, run-away stinky? You’ve come to the right place. A cat’s breath should have minimal smell, so if it raises your eyebrows, we need to get to the root of the health problem and address it quickly.

Symptoms of Bad Breath in Cats

  • Fishy smell
  • Fruity smell
  • Yeasty smell
  • Musty smell
  • Just bad smell

Common causes of Bad Breath in Cats

  • Poor quality diet
  • Periodontal disease
  • Tooth resorption
  • Halitosis
  • Oral cancer
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Diabetes (typically a more fruity smell)
  • GI infection
  • Respiratory infection

Natural Treatments for Bad Breath in Cats

If your cat has bad breath, it’s best to first take them into your vet and get a checkup and blood panel to find the root issue. Because more than 70% of cats will have dental disease by age 3 (as of this posting), we want to ask our vet to check their teeth first.

If the underlying issue is related to a disease of another organ, please search our symptom checker for a guide on how to help those health issues. Once you get to the root of the problem, your cat’s breath should get better.

To help prevent bad breath in cats:

Pro tip: Put Oxy-Cat on the toothbrush when you brush your cat’s teeth and it will help fight infection and inflammation of the gums!



Recommended Product for Cat Dental Health

Oxy-Cat 1 oz

Oxy-Cat is perhaps our most multifaceted product. Used internally, this easy-to-add liquid contains powerful anti-viral and anti-fungal properties and balances the pH levels of stomach acid in our friendly felines. It also oxidizes and cleanses toxins and free radicals without harming the beneficial flora of the gut. Used topically, this pawsome formula fights parasites and heals wounds. Used in a vaporizer, Oxy-Cat will provide respiratory support, breaking up congestion in the chest. It’s a must-have for every kitty household!

Size: 1 ounce (click here for larger size)


Purrfect for:

  • Digestive Health
  • Respiratory Support
  • Ear mites
  • Feline Herpes 
  • Ringworm
  • Chin Acne
  • Dental Support
  • Oxalate Stones/Crystals
  • Rashes, Cuts, Abrasions 
  • pH Balance
  • Infections
  • And Much More!


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