Originally Posted by tooge
Heh. It's not tooth decay that leads to heart disease, it's periodontal disease (gum disease), and the link is 100% accurate.
Quibbling on a technicality.
Gum disease, tooth decay, it's all the same.
Your cat or dog is NOT going to die if you don't get their teeth cleaned twice a year. In fact, they have a much higher percentage chance of dying from the anesthesia than from not having their teeth cleaned.
Unfortunately, Laz found that out the hard way.