How to Make Homemade Toothpaste for Your Dog

There is no need to spend a lot on special products that often disappoint. Following these simple instructions, you will be able to take care of your dog's dental health.
How to Make Homemade Toothpaste for Your Dog

Last update: 25 March, 2018

Cleaning our dog’s teeth is something that we sometimes overlook. However, it is very important, because bacteria can accumulate in the mouth, creating infections that can cause serious ailments. Do you want to know how you can make an effective homemade toothpaste for your dog?

Making homemade toothpaste is easy

There are different ways to make toothpaste, and all of them are effective to fight against bacteria and tartar. Here are some suggestions:

Sodium bicarbonate (Baking soda), your best cleaning ally

Baking soda has always been a known ally for people’s oral hygiene, and it works for pets, too! Here’s a recipe for effective homemade toothpaste for dogs. You will need:

  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of water or chicken broth, which will give a more pleasant taste
  • A little bit of coconut oil
  • Cinnamon for better breath
  • Two drops of colloidal silver for killing bacteria

Mix all the ingredients, put them in a glass jar and store it in the fridge, especially if you have used chicken broth in the mixture. Smear the paste on your dog’s toothbrush and brush his teeth carefully.

Each one of the ingredients has a purpose. It’s definitely a perfect blend for a very efficient homemade toothpaste.

Colloidal silver only

Colloidal silver is known for its anti-bacterial properties. It has proved to be very effective and therefore, using it as homemade toothpaste for your pet is a good idea. Just apply a few drops to the toothbrush and brush your pet’s teeth.

Coconut oil

To make this homemade toothpaste for dogs, use mint, baking soda, and coconut oil. Take a container, preferably glass, and mix two tablespoons of coconut oil, two tablespoons of baking soda and a dash of mint essential oil.

If you can’t find this oil, you can put some mint leaves in the mixture and let it sit overnight in order to aromatize the new homemade toothpaste for dogs.

Leave it in the fridge overnight to give it a good taste and allow the mint properties to soak in. Use it to clean your dog’s teeth, and remember to use it up it within five days.

As a great advantage, the mint will help prevent bad breath, while the oil will act as a ‘ glue ‘ so that all the products mix well, in addition to helping fight cavities.

Lemon and yeast

This is another homemade toothpaste for dogs that is very easy to prepare. With just a little yeast, lemon zest and a little salt, you can make a very effective homemade toothpaste for dogs.
Put all the ingredients in a glass jar with lid, or in a shaker and stir until the mixture is uniform throughout. The best thing to do is to keep it in the fridge, because as you know, yeast ferments quickly.
The lemon, in addition to preventing bad breath and leaving a fresh sensation in your dog’s mouth, helps whiten teeth. Salt will help if there is swelling or a small wound, while yeast is ideal for removing bacteria, as well as for preventing tartar and plaque.
We hope that these recipes will help you to maintain your pet’s oral health. Don’t forget to brush his teeth at least two or three times a week. The rest of the work will be done by these natural products that you can find anywhere.

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