Oral hygiene for your pet is no joke. Pets can get gum disease similar to ours, and organ damage can even result from extreme cases, thanks to the bacteria entering the bloodstream. Dogs and cats are prone to tooth and gum diseases. "An astounding 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats show signs of oral disease by age 3", according to the American Veterinary Dental Society. Here's a few things we could do to help prevent this problem at home 1) choose food that reduces plaque build-up; Science Diet T/D which comes in large pieces than most foods and makes your pet chew more vigorously instead of swallowing food whole, so teeth are in essence scrubbed as they eat. 2) Add helpful compounds to their water; Aqua Dent which helps freshen breath and maintain oral hygiene. 3) Dental cleaning is the most important thing we can do to prevent any gum disease and should be done by our veterinarian at least once a year.