Want to learn an easy way to help fight your dog or cat’s bad breath? In addition to freshening up your pet’s mouth, brushing his or her teeth can actually help prevent gum disease, pain, tooth loss, and even heart and kidney disease. Many pet owners worry about how well their animals will tolerate tooth brushing, but maintaining your pet’s dental health doesn’t have to be difficult or unpleasant. Try using flavored, pet specific toothpaste to help make tooth brushing a treat for your dog or cat, but never use your own toothpaste. Some common ingredients in human toothpaste, like fluoride and xylitol, can be deadly to pets even in small amounts. Check out the link below for photos and a step-by-step guide on brushing your pet’s pearly whites!