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What causes dog breath to smell like urine

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Actually my dogs breath smells like cat urine. Is something wrong??
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  NancyH replied 8 years ago.
If your dog has been cleaning the cat box just before you smell this (so many dogs like to do that icky chore for you) then that could be it.
Otherwise I'd plan a vet visit as likely causes for breath odor like this are diabetes (often you see extra drinking and eating and urinating) or a problem with the kidneys or liver not working quite right to clear the toxins from the body.
If the teeth are covered in tartar and the gums look red this could also be from periodontal disease.
Hope this helps you!
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