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Sometimes smelly, bad breath in cats is an indication that there could be something more wrong than just halitosis. Bad breath could be an indication of bad cat health, especially in cats that are older than six. If you suspect that this could be the case, take your cat to the vet immediately.
Cat treats should not make up more than ten percent of your cat's total diet. Even under the most dire of cases, cats shouldn't eat that many treats, it's bad for their digestive system and their teeth. If you insist on giving your cats treats, which isn't a bad thing, make them dental treats that clean their teeth and freshen their kitty breath as they chew on them.
If your kitty is younger than eight months, avoid giving them human food at all. It can severely hurt their sensitive digestion and possibly kill them depending on the specific food. Even when your cat gets older, human food should be kept to a minimum. You never know what your cat may be allergic to that the cat is not used to eating, to avoid this, stick to feeding them things that are approved by your veterinarian.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|