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Bad breath in dogs, what to do?

Cause Extraorali

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Once the presence of pathologies or in any case of any intraoral problem that may have given rise to your dog’s halitosis has been excluded, it will be the veterinarian’s responsibility to carry out a series of tests with the aim of identifying a possible extraoral cause of the problem.

A wide range of pathologies starting with those proper to the remaining part of the digestive tract as esophagitis, megaesophagus, gastritis with or without gastroesophageal reflux, enterity, ulcer, or hepatitis, pancreatitis, kidney failure, diabetes mellitus and any other possible systemic state altering the pH and saliva production with consequent alteration of the intraoral bacterial flora.

In the case of renal failure, hepatitis and diabetes mellitus, these are pathologies that lead to an excessive accumulation in the blood of substances that normally should be metabolized or eliminated but which, in this situation, reach excessive and harmful values.

The accumulation in the salivary glands of these products leads to a typical modification of the breath and an experienced physician could advance a diagnostic suspicion even using the sense of smell.

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