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04 Feb 2004

Smelly breath kitty.
Hi, My baby girl (15 months) has had smelly breath since we got her from the SPCA at 3 mnths. She eats Whiskas dry food and the Whiskas pouches. Her teeth are in purrfect condition. My male cat eats the same and has no smelly breath. Is there anythinng I can give her to change the situation ?
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CyberVet
cybervet

01 Jan 0001

If her mouth is completely healthy, it is possible that she has an infection with bacteria that causes bad breath. This can be treated very successfully with a course of antibiotics, especially metronidazole or a penicillin. Your vet can fully examined the mouth for any signs of dental problems, and if he finds the breath to be a normal, he may possibly prescribe antibiotics, as long as there are no other physical abnormalities that may lead to the problem.

Dr Malan van Zyl
Veterinary Specialist Physician
Cape Town
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