How to make dog toothpaste

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How to make dog toothpaste
How to make dog toothpaste
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You might have heard from time to time that the dog’s mouth is one cleanest part. But is that the case? I believe that this statement is not true. You can attest to this fact if you have had a dog that has suffered from bad breath, inflamed gums, and dirty teeth. This means that dental care for your dog is necessary, which means that you have to take the burden of brushing your dog’s teeth same way as you brush yours. After all, you cannot expect your pooch to clean his/her teeth.

With this in mind, which is the best toothpaste to clean your dog’s teeth? While some you might say human toothpaste or commercial pet toothpaste, I would like to recommend homemade dog toothpaste. There are several reasons I would love the recommend this toothpaste, and these are discussed below.

Keep reading since I have a lot covered in here, including some recipes of how you can make dog toothpaste at home. Let’s begin by having a look at the advantages of DIY dog toothpaste.

Reasons why you should use homemade dog toothpaste

1. Inexpensive

Unlike commercial dog toothpaste, homemade toothpaste is made from cheap ingredients, meaning that you do not have to spend much to come up with one. Besides that, you can make the toothpaste in bulk so that you can store it and be sure of getting effective toothpaste that will help you save in the long-run.

2. No harmful chemicals

Another reason I recommend homemade toothpaste is that it does not contain harmful chemicals. Because of this, you can use it with an assurance of having not to introduce substances that may harm your dig or result in death. In addition to that, the toothpaste does not smell bad, which give you an easier time when it comes to brushing your dog’s teeth.

3. It is effective against cavity-causing bacteria

Even though homemade toothpaste does not feature chemicals, it is effective when it comes to acting against cavity-causing bacteria. This is especially true when using toothpaste that features coconut oil since it is tested to prove that it can reduce plaque as well as decay-causing bacteria.

4. It doesn’t contain foaming agents

Another advantage of making toothpaste for your dog is that you can make it without using surfactants such as Sodium Laureth Sulfate and Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate which are responsible for foaming. These not only cause foaming, but they are also responsible for interfering with the functioning of taste buds. As a result, homemade toothpaste assures you of not having to interfere with your dog’s taste towards food.

 

Recipes that will guide you to make dog toothpaste

Now that you have an idea of the reasons you should make homemade toothpaste, let’s have a look at some simple recipes that will help you make this paste without having to spend much money or a lot of time.

Homemade Toothpaste Recipe 1

Ingredients/ Why they work

Steps/ What to do

  1. Take a small bowl and pour one or two tablespoons of water into it. Add a bouillon cube, and this can either be chicken or beef bouillon.
  2. Mix the cube into the water until it dissolves.
  3. Add a teaspoon of fresh parsley into the mixture, a half teaspoon of salt, and six tablespoons of baking soda.
  4. Once this is done, mix the ingredients thoroughly so that you can come up with a paste-like solution.
  5. As soon as you get the paste, you are set to use the toothpaste.

 

Homemade Toothpaste Recipe 2

Ingredients/ Why they work

Steps/ What to do

  1. Pick a glass container and mix some baking soda and coconut oil. Note that the amount you mix should be based on the amount of toothpaste you need based on the number of dogs you want to brush as well as the time you want the homemade dog toothpaste to last.
  2. Once you have gotten a thorough mixture of baking soda and coconut oil, add a few drops of peppermint oil. Remember, these are for eliminating the bad breath of your dog. So, do not put much of this.
  3. Now, mix the drops once more so that the mint can dissolve into the coconut oil, and baking soda. Once that is done, your toothpaste is ready for use.

 

Homemade Toothpaste Recipe 3

Ingredients/ Why they work

Steps/ What to do

  1. Take some coconut oil and pour it into a jar.
  2. Put the jar in a hot water bath so that the oil melts and becomes soft. Note that this has to be done since the coconut oil acts as the base for the toothpaste.
  3. Once the oil is ready, scoop some ground dried kelp using a teaspoon and pour it into the coconut oil.
  4. Next, add some dried parsley flakes into the jar with the mixture.
  5. Once this is done, mix the ingredient thoroughly until you get a smooth paste. You can opt to do this manually, or use a coffee grinder especially when you need a homemade dog toothpaste in bulk.
  6. Remember, if you have some leftover toothpaste for storage, put it into a clean glass jar and store it in a refrigerator for later usage.

 

Homemade Toothpaste Recipe 4

Ingredients/ Why they work

Steps/ what to do

  1. Dissolve beef or chicken granules into the water and mix to form a uniform mixture.
  2. Add baking soda and stir the mixture once more.
  3. Add Cinnamon to the mixture and stir further to create a perfect mix.
  4. Finally, add coconut oil so that it can bind the ingredients and form a paste which is ready for use.

 

Final Verdict

Given the recipes above, I believe that you can now maintain the freshness of your pup’s mouth breath. You can give a try to any of the recipes above based on the ingredients you have, the condition of your dog, and what he/she loves most. Also, for you to come up with the best toothpaste for your pooch, it would be best if you decided to give a try to all the recipes so that you can come to a conclusion of the type of homemade dog toothpaste your dog prefers.

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