The best thing about making your own minty fresh dog friendly toothpaste is that you'll always know what he is ingesting when you make dog toothpaste from scratch.
Plus, it's possible to customize the ingredients to your dog's needs and preferences, therefore helping to make toothbrushing time easier for everyone. This is necessary for dogs that suffer from allergies.
It's hard to find natural toothpaste that your dog will eat and enjoy. The problem with store-bought toothpaste is that it's rarely dog friendly because of the artificial flavors, colors and dyes they contain.
With natural dog toothpaste, you know what is in there, and you can change its flavor to your liking.
Here is how to make homemade dog friendly toothpaste.
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🐶 Minty Fresh Dog Friendly Toothpaste Ingredients
A homemade dog toothpaste should be a mixture of savory ingredients your dog will love, herbal breath fresheners, and mild abrasives to keep their mouths clean.
These ingredients, like coconut oil, are often easy to find, affordable, and can even be found in dog-specific versions.
Dogs adore meaty flavors, so many homemade recipes incorporate bone broth or bouillon (plus extra points if you make your own broth). A dog is also likely to accept coconut oil, which also aids in keeping his coat shiny and healthy.
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.
Besides mint leaves and parsley, you can also use those for a more herbal method of cleaning your teeth. Cinnamon is also a dog-safe breath freshener.
🐕 Why Homemade? Can’t Dogs Have Human Toothpaste?
There are a number of ingredients in toothpaste for humans that can harm dogs.
The toothpaste that your dog swallows won't have the same effects on you as it would on yourself, and while fluoride, detergents, and foaming agents are okay in small doses, they would swallow much higher amounts than those recommended.
🐩 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 daily 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.
What's the best way to keep the pearly whites of your dog healthy?
📖 How to Make Homemade Minty Fresh Dog Friendly Toothpaste
Taking care of your dog’s teeth is a vital part of their daily care, right along with exercise, brushing, and feeding.
Although there are plenty of commercially ready-to-use dog toothpastes available, why not make one yourself?
📋 Ingredient Notes
Mint - Mint helps to prevent cavities and gum infections by killing harmful bacteria in your dog's mouth and freshening the breath at the same time. Mint kills oral germs and keeps your dog's teeth and tongue clean by killing them.
Coconut Oil - Coconut oil kills harmful bacteria in your dog's mouth. As a result, plaque can be reduced and gum disease can be prevented.
Baking Soda - You don't want to feed your dog large amounts of baking soda as it can upset a dog's stomach. However, by using 2 tablespoons in this dog toothpaste, it can act as an abrasive to help scrub your dog's teeth.
You'll begin by finely chopping the mint leaves to make them smaller for your dog's teeth.
Finally, you'll mix all the remaining ingredients into a bowl.
It's important to let it rest for an hour to allow the flavors to meld into the coconut oil before using it on your dog's teeth.
👩🏻🍳 Printable Minty Fresh Homemade Dog Friendly Toothpaste
- 2 tablespoons baking soda
- 8 fresh mint leaves, chopped finely
- 1 teaspoon water
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- 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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