Pet Health Alert

Bad Pet Breath Can Mean Health Issues


by Dr. Jay King, DVM 

(NAPSI)—By the age of three, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of dental disease. If your pet has smelly breath, it could be a warning sign. Pet parents might not know that bad breath is caused by harmful bacteria and can be an indicator of oral disease. Harmful bacteria in the mouth can also work its way under the gum line, cause gum disease and get into the bloodstream. It gets worse. Bacteria in the blood can harm joints, damage organs and lead to chronic disease. 

Doctor’s Advice

As a veterinarian, I want you to know it’s important to be proactive when it comes to pets’ oral health, and how easy and affordable it can be to vastly improve it with an oral-care probiotic. ProBiora3®, a proprietary blend of three beneficial bacteria strains, found only in ProBioraPet®, is all natural and packed with beneficial bacteria. This abundance of “good bacteria” crowds out the “bad bacteria” and does away with the source of bad breath. Simply sprinkle one scoop daily into your pet’s food. There’s no odor and no taste. Pets still happily enjoy their chow—and you can enjoy sweeter pet kisses.

The blend also supports gum and tooth health, freshens breath and naturally whitens teeth. It’s been called the most comprehensive oral-care probiotics technology currently available in the pet oral healthcare market. The scientific basis for the oral health benefits provided by these three strains of bacteria has been documented in numerous peer-reviewed publications over the last 30 years. 

Learn More

For further facts (and a 10 percent discount at purchase with code ­LetsGet10), visit

Dr. King is medical director of the Center for Animal Rescue and Enrichment, St. Louis, MO. 

Editors’ Note: February is national pet oral-care month.



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