Pet Hospital of Penasquitos in San Diego

9888 Carmel Mountain Road, Suite F
San Diego, CA 92129



“Sure, my pet has bad breath. That’s normal.” Right? Bad breath equals infection. Bad breath is a serious pet health issue. Bad breath is an early indicator of dental disease, which is the most common disease among pets. Stinky breath equals infection in your pet, which means an oral infection. Bad breath is a reason to schedule a teeth cleaning.

Dental disease can have serious health consequences such as:

  • Painful abscess
  • Jaw becomes fragile and can fracture
  • Toothache can cause your pet to eat less or not at all
  • Bacteria passing through the bloodstream can cause problems with kidneys, lungs, heart and liver.