What is a pet? A family member. One’s child. A companion. A hot-breath, panting machine of stink. It’s not Spot’s fault. You never brush his teeth! There’s probably a multitude of reasons and I’m sure the word “gross” is at the top of that list, but it’s necessary for a longer, healthier life of your furry buddy! Did you know that dogs can’t lick between their teeth and lips? Dental problems cause other diseases which lead to high vet care costs or even death. A little "gross" seems a little worth it now!