It can be hard to find natural dog toothpaste that your dog will accept to brush their teeth.
By making your own homemade dog toothpaste, you’ll always know what he is ingesting when you make dog toothpaste from scratch.
Plus, you can always customize your toothpaste to your dog’s needs and for what he likes.
By making your own dog toothpaste, you can avoid store-bought toothpaste with their artificial flavors, colors and dyes they contain.
Here is how to make homemade dog friendly toothpaste.
📋 Dog-Friendly Toothpaste Ingredients
When making homemade dog toothpaste, it should be a mixture of savory ingredients your dog will love and mild abrasives to keep their mouths clean. Ingredients, like coconut oil, are easy to find and affordable.
Because of its mild abrasive texture, baking soda can neutralize odors. Don't use more than the amount suggested below, as too much baking soda can upset your dog's stomach.
In addition to mint leaves or parsley, you can also use these for a more herbal method of cleaning your teeth.
Cinnamon is a dog-safe breath freshener.
🐾 After Brushing Your Dog’s Teeth With Homemade Paste
With treats and dog chews, as well as extra snuggles and kisses, reward your pup's good behavior and patience. Taking care of your dog's coat and teeth on a daily basis should become a habit, so make sure you do it efficiently.
Take the time to love, care, and affectionately treat your canine companion in a bonding experience.
Try some rope toys that will help you floss your pup's teeth between brushings as you play, making oral hygiene more enjoyable.
Besides brushing their teeth daily, your dog should have their teeth cleaned by a veterinarian or veterinary dentist every six months for the best possible oral health and longevity.
You should schedule a dental exam as soon as possible if your dog has bad breath that doesn't improve after brushing or if you notice redness or inflammation in the gums.
🐕 Keep the Pearly Whites of your Dog Healthy?
Along with exercise, brushing, and feeding, your dog's teeth are an essential part of their daily care. There are plenty of commercially available toothpastes for dogs, but why not make your own?
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🐩 How to Make Minty Homemade Dog Toothpaste
📖 Ingredient Notes
Mint - Fresh Mint Leaves helps to prevent cavities and gum infections by killing harmful bacteria in the mouth and freshening the breath at the same time. Mint kills oral germs and keeps your teeth and tongue clean by killing them.
Coconut oil - coconut oil kills harmful bacteria in your mouth. As a result, plaque can be reduced and gum disease can be prevented.
Baking Soda - Baking soda should always be used in small amounts for dogs as it can upset their tummies. We've only used 2 tablespoons in this entire toothpaste recipe, which will help clean your dog's teeth.
We'll begin by finely chopping our fresh mint leaves into small pieces.
Next we'll mix all the remaining ingredients, coconut oil, baking soda and water to make a toothpaste.
🐶 Other Dog Recipes
👩🏻🍳 Printable Minty Homemade Dog Toothpaste
Minty fresh homemade dog toothpaste to clean your dog's teeth.
- 8 ffresh mint leaves
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon water
- Finely chop the mint leaves. You want them to be pretty small pieces
- Now in a small dish or bowl, mix the coconut oil, baking soda, water, and chopped mint together. Mix it really well.
- While you could use it right away, if you let it rest for an hour or so, it will have a stronger mint flavor to it.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 526Total Fat: 55gSaturated Fat: 45gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 7579mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 6gSugar: 0gProtein: 3g
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