Halitosis or halen is a medical term that defines breathing with unpleasant odor.
It may be a symptom of a secondary medical illness.
Bad smells in pet animals occur in:
- mouth ulcers,
- periodontal diseases,
- lung or kidney disease.
Secondly, in severe cases, even food refusal or hypersalivation is found.
Tartar occurs due to bacteria generated by food debris (look like teeth deposits).
Tartar can only be removed by the veterinarian by a method called dental scaling. Dental scaling is a treatment that involves removing the tartar deposit by ultrasound.
The intervention is non-invasive and painless. However, general anesthesia is required to perform scaling.
In conclusion, among the non-invasive methods of mouth disease prevention we mention:
- toothpaste and toothbrush for dogs and cats,
- Oral dry food,
- dental sticks,
- or antiseptic spray with chlorhexidine (recommended by your veterinarian) that you can find at our pet shop open non stop (24/7).
At the Supervet veterinary office, your pet benefits from the most modern type of inhaled anesthesia (with minimal risk) and an ultrasonic scaling device.