why does my cat's breath smell like a sewer from hell?

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Zack -  Mr. GenXer Profile

A bad tooth perhaps.

Ancient Hippy Profile
Ancient Hippy answered

Because it's a cat!!!!

Yin And Yang Profile
Yin And Yang answered

They lick their butts! Perhaps it is what they lick! LOL!

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Yin And Yang
Yin And Yang commented
I was hoping I didn't sound mean.... Sorry Thrice. :0(
I am a "germaphobe" in recovery and have been witnessing my moms dog licking my 2 year old's lips, teeth and tongue! My mom thinks its funny and cute. I want to vomit.
Jann Nikka
Jann Nikka commented
Excellent LOL
otis campbell
otis campbell commented
Only dogs do that
KB Baldwin Profile
KB Baldwin answered

Most likely a dental problem.  They can develop some fairly severe dental issues without  any outward sign.  My car began having bad breath.  Trip to the vet showed massive plaque build-up and 4 teeth were so rotten they had to come out,  Breath was much better afterward,  and I am sure the cat felt better.  A friend failed to notice the problem, and by the time it was really noticeable the cat couldn't overcome the infection and died

Bikergirl Anonymous Profile

Severe bad breath can be caused from a few things .. But primarily it is either dental or digestive issues. A vet could determine which it is .. In either case your cat is not healthy and could use some medical care

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