"Periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition occurring in adult dogs and cats, and is entirely preventable," according to the American Veterinary Dental College. In the wild, canines and felines eat the raw meat and bones of their prey and the abrasion of those foods help keep their teeth clean, but domesticated cats and dogs typically dine on processed foods which don't abrade their teeth adequately.
I know this is a popular toy because so many companies are selling it and imprinting their company names on it. This one is made by Playay which calls its ball Tooth Cleaning - Play & IQ Ball - not exactly the sexiest name, but it's descriptive. If you have a small to medium-size dog, you will know just by looking at the ball that it does what it says it does.
Scientist ready to launch new search of Gardener Island in attempt to finally solve 80-year-old mystery of the disappearance of famed aviator Amelia Earhart through the use of bone-sniffing dogs. (VIDEO)