http://www.arizonapetvet.com – Dr. Victor Saltzman explains that about 50% of pets that come into Happy Valley Animal Hospital have dental disease. Often the dog dental disease cannot be seen from just a regular exam. Without proper dog dental cleaning or chewing, bacteria-filled tarter turns to a cement-like material. The bacteria gets under gums causing abscesses & get into the bloodstream causing internal organ problems that can reduce a dogs life up to 25%. You can prevent pet dental disease with proper canine dental cleaning.