Dental care is as important for your pet as it is for you! Maybe even more so, because well over 80 percent of pets over the age of 5 have some significant level of periodontal disease, which can lead to serious consequences - including heart disease. My sweet cat Benjamin had a dental cleaning last year, and it has done wonders for his breath (nothing's worse then bad cat breath!) and his health! In addition to a good dental care regimen, you can help keep your pet's mouth and teeth healthy by feeding him high-quality food, and by providing him with safe chew toys that help clean his teeth and gums.