DIY Dog Toothpaste

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Gum disease is a major health issue in dogs. Make your dog’s toothpaste at home with just a few ingredients. Who wouldn’t love to see hound halitosis disappear? Try our doggie toothpaste recipes and you’ll be able to transform your dog’s bad breath and improve their oral health.

Use human toothpaste only on your dog. It may contain Xylitol which can be lethal to dogs. There are many options on the market. We have some fantastic recipes for those who love all-natural products.

Four easy to make homemade dog toothpaste recipes

To meet our nutritional and quality standards, we modified four popular homemade toothpaste recipes. We then tried some flavor experiments with Willow, our official pet care toothpaste tester.

Super simple DIY coconut oil dog toothpaste

Coconut oil is good for dogs’ teeth – Coconut oil’s lauric acid kills bacteria that causes tooth decay and bad breath in your dog’s mouth. Its antimicrobial properties kill bacteria in your dog’s mouth, and prevent the formation of plaque.

Prep time5 minutes


  • Coconut oil
  • Baking soda

Microwave the coconut oil for a few seconds to make it liquid. Mix equal amounts of coconut oil and baking soda. Any dish can be used. You can make enough to keep it for several days. Mix the ingredients together by stirring or shaking. Voila! Easy-peasy dog toothpaste.

Minty, fresh toothpaste for dogs with olive oil

Prep time5 minutes


  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh or dried parsley flakes (for minty freshness).
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon water (or more if needed)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • Optional: 1/4 teaspoon minced mint leaves

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. If you need to keep the extra for tomorrow’s brushing, a lidded container can be helpful. The next day, and so on! (Yes, we want you to brush your dog’s teeth every day.

Bouillon-seasoned DIY pupper chopper paste

Prep time5 minutes


  • 6 tablespoons baking soda
  • 1 packet of powdered chicken, vegetable or beef bouillon. You can also use a similar amount of liquid broth or a cube of bouillon.
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons water

Combine all ingredients. Keep the extra in an airtight container in your fridge for up to 3 weeks.

Healthy boost kelp and healthy boost turmeric dog toothpaste

Prep time5 minutes


  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kelp
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric

Combine all ingredients. It’s that simple.

Why brush your dog’s teeth

A third of all dogs will have gum disease by the age of three.

According to vets, Fido should be brushed daily. It’s not easy, we know. But it’s something you can do together.

Although it is a significant commitment, it will be worth it in the end. You can save your dog’s teeth and money on dental costs. Why? Brushing your dog with the right product can help remove bacteria and tartar buildup, which can lead to periodontal disease. gum disease.

Gum disease can cause tooth loss and painful infections in dogs. Gum disease can lead to life-threatening diseases. Stinky dog breath is not fun. However, we all want our dogs to be happy. Brushing is a way to ensure that your dog’s health. As it is important for humans to take care of their teeth, our four-legged friends must be helped as well. It’s difficult to hold a toothbrush with two thumbs.

How to get at-home dental treatment

You’ll need to first find the right toothbrush for your dog. There are made-for-dog toothbrushes available that include a handle. A finger sleeve is another option. A child’s toothbrush is a good option for smaller dogs. Although a human toothbrush can be used for pooch grooming, it is not recommended. It’s part of the fun in slobbery!

We made this video to help you brush your dog’s teeth if you aren’t sure how to do it. Guide to brushing your teeth Just for you.

Make your own homemade dog toothpaste recipe using natural ingredients

You may have noticed that many of these ingredients overlap. You can experiment at home to create your pet’s favorite toothpaste recipe. You could, for example, add some bouillon to the first recipe. Parsley, turmeric, or kelp could be added. Soon, you will have your very own doggie toothpaste recipe.

We made a minty fresh dog toothpaste with olive oil. Willow, our advance pet care toothpaste test terrier, preferred the absence of cinnamon. It was easy because we already had all the ingredients. It took us no time to make the dog toothpaste. The photo shows Willow being intrigued by the toothpaste. She was less enthusiastic when we tried to brush her teeth. We were able polish her chompers, because Willow is the best girl.

What are the pros and cons of DIY toothpaste for dogs versus store-bought?

You can control what goes in your dog’s mouth with homemade dog toothpaste. DIY doggie toothpaste is quite cheap. Most ingredients are already in your home. You might not always have kelp in your cupboard! You can see that store-bought toothpaste for dogs ranges from 2 to 10 dollars per tube.

Bonus: Not all dogs love the taste of store-bought toothpaste. You can control the flavor of your toothpaste at home and get health benefits. Some dogs, including my own, prefer beef bouillon to chicken. Perhaps your dog hates kelp, but likes parsley. There are many options available, all within your kitchen. This will be a topic that your pet pupper toothpaste tester will love.

These are our recommendations for dog toothpastes that you can buy in stores

Canine-formulated toothpaste is a great option if you’re short on time, or don’t have enough ingredients. We can’t stress enough that human toothpaste is not good for dogs. There are many options for doggie toothpaste. Consider the flavors that your dog prefers. You should look for products that are enzyme-friendly. Enzymes can help your dog’s dental health and breath because they reduce plaque and tartar buildup.

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