My Dog’s Breath Smells Like Cabbage

By Kim •  Updated: 08/18/21 •  3 min read
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Does your dog love to snuggle up close to you? Nothing is better than your fur baby being close and affectionate! But what about when their breath is really bad? Normal doggie breath may not smell too good; however, when a dog’s breath begins to smell foul, there could be a problem.

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Has your dog’s breath started smelling like cabbage? Are you worried this could be an indication that your dog is sick? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. We understand it can be scary when your dog develops this type of symptom.

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In this article, we’ll take a look at what can cause a dog’s breath to smell like cabbage and how you can help your dog. Let’s get started!

First Check This!

Is it possible that your dog could have eaten some cabbage? Or has anyone in your home fed your fur baby cabbage? If so, this could be what’s causing your dog’s cabbage breath!

If this doesn’t seem to be the case, then read on to learn about underlying health issues that can make a dog’s breath smell like cabbage!

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Health Issues That Can Cause a Dog’s Breath to Smell Like Cabbage

Here are some underlying health conditions that could make a dog’s breath smell like cabbage:

Foreign object in his teeth: dogs chew on lots of different things. This can include sticks, hard dog toys, and more. It’s entirely possible that something your dog was chewing on broke and got stuck in his teeth. The object may stay there for quite a long time, attracting bacteria that causes the cabbage smell on your dog’s breath.

Dental problems: are another common cause of foul breath in dogs. Dogs can experience many of the same types of dental issues we do, including damaged/rotting teeth, abscesses, oral tumors, accumulation of plaque, and more. All of this can lead to a dog’s breath smelling very bad.

Dog’s diet: another issue could be the dog’s diet. Some dog foods are notorious for causing foul breath in dogs. This may be caused by the ingredients in the food, the way the dog’s food is processed, and more.

How to Help Your Dog

If your dog hasn’t been snarfing down cabbage, then it’s time to make an appointment with the vet. Besides the health issues listed here, there are many other health conditions that can cause foul breath in dogs. These conditions can only be treated by a veterinarian.

The good news is that once the underlying health issue has been treated, your dog’s breath will more than likely go back to his normal doggie breath once again!

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Kim

Kim is a talented author, who loves animals especially dogs. She engaged in writing books and articles relating to animals a decade ago. Kim resides in Chicago with her husband and son. The family is the proud owner of a dog and a parrot (Jack and Lily). Kim wanted more than these two pets, but her husband put his foot down... She often visits elementary schools to talk to the kids about what she learned about pets and how they could learn from them.

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