If your cat’s mouth smells bad, you should take them to the vet. A healthy feline mouth doesn’t stink.
Gingivitis – inflammation of the gums – and stomatitis – inflammation of membranes in the mouth – are painful. If you notice your cat drooling excessively and having problems eating, contact your vet.
Other diseases can also cause foul breath:
- Kidney disease can lead to breath that smells like ammonia or urine
- Diabetes can cause a sweet smell, or one like aceton
- Liver disease or an intestinal blockage can give a breath that smells like feces
The sooner your cat is treated, the better.