Proper dental care is vital to any animal’s overall health, as the oral cavity acts as a barrier to the bloodstream. This means that dental disease can also result in health issues regarding the heart, liver, and kidney.

Part of keeping your pet’s teeth clean is bringing them in for professional cleanings, but there is an at home element as well. There are a variety of chews and other treats that help clean your pet’s teeth, which can make for a healthy reward. And you can also brush your pet’s teeth at home with a special brush and flavored toothpaste.