PEOPLE Pet Vet Dr. Evan Antin has a step-by-step guide for brushing your pet's teeth
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Pets aren’t immune to dental disease. Over 80% of cats and dogs develop some kind of dental disease by the time they are two years old.

The best way to keep your pet from becoming part of this statistic is by borrowing some tricks from human dental care.

As PEOPLE Pet Vet Dr. Evan Antin points out, brushing your cat or dog’s teeth is a great way to keep their mouth healthy, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy.

Luckily, we have a professional who can help. In the above video, Dr. Antin walks us through the safest way to start integrating teeth-brushing into your pet’s normal routine.

Patiently follow these steps, and you will be setting your furry friend up for a lifetime of top dental health.