February is Dental Health month. Dogs and cats have the same dental diseases that people do. Gingivitis, plaque and tartar are the main culprits. Bacteria can shower through your pet and cause problems with heart, kidney, liver, and other organs. Brushing is as important for our pets as ourselves and chewing kongs or rawhide is encouraged by veterinary dentists. Be careful with chew treats, though, as some can break teeth. Talk to your veterinarian about which products to use.