Hello pawrent, thank you for stopping by! Duke here, the Dachshund pet of Sheena D and now guest blogger of Pot Of Gold. Did you know? Dog’s have 42 teeth and just like humans – we need our teeth cleaned regularly. Bad dog dental hygiene can lead to: Rotten teeth, which is painful Tartar and plaque on dog’s teeth Gum disease Bad Breath Infections which will ultimately spread to other organs in your pet’s body - rapidly in smaller breeds.