Homemade Dog Toothpaste. This easy and frugal dog toothpaste uses coconut oil, mint leaves and a few other ingredients to keep your pup's breath fresh! #diy #homemade #dogs

This homemade dog toothpaste uses coconut oil, fresh mint leaves, cinnamon and more. A few ingredients make for a frugal and healthy way to help maintain your dog’s oral hygiene.

No matter how cute your dog is, once they pass that sweet puppy breath stage their doggie breath can be unbearable. Just like with humans, teeth plaque can build up and cause bad doggie breath. Having your dog’s teeth brushed professionally can get crazy expensive! It is simple to make your own homemade dog toothpaste, and just like you watch what ingredients are in your pup’s food and treats, you can control what goes into his toothpaste. Not only will brushing your pet’s teeth improve his breath but it is necessary to keep good oral care. Just like people they are susceptible to gum disease, which can lead to worse health problems. Try to brush your dogs teeth at least 2-3 times per week if not daily.

Homemade Dog Toothpaste Ingredients:
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. chicken or beef bouillon granules
  • 3 Tbsp. baking soda
  • 6-7 mint leaves

Homemade Dog Toothpaste Instructions:

Place all ingredients in a small food processor or blender. Blend until mint leaves are finely chopped and all ingredients are combined well.

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready for use.

To brush your dog’s teeth; Hold dog between your legs, reassuring your pup, and speaking in a soft voice.

You can either use a child’s soft toothbrush or slip your hand in a sock and use your index finger to scoop up small amount of toothpaste and brush using your finger.

Move gently over your dogs teeth, making small circles as you would to brush your teeth. Pay extra attention to back teeth and in between where food sticks.

After brushing use water on toothbrush or a clean washcloth to rinse your dogs mouth. Provide fresh water for him to drink and rinse more.

(Do not let your dog eat a large amount of toothpaste as coconut oil can give your pup diarrhea, and baking soda can cause electrolyte imbalance.)

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  1. Your post is very helpful, thank you. If we, pet parents, would talk about something that stinks about our fur babies, the discussion will boil down into two things – doggy odor and doggy breath. There is no sugarcoating here that dogs do have a smelly breath by default. However, as we constantly improve our ways to take care of our dogs, this unpleasant smell has been one of the most publicized issues that pet product developers have focused on. See more http://dogsaholic.com/care/homemade-dog-toothpaste.html

  2. If your dog has bad breath you need to feed the gut good bacteria. Whats with the bouillon granules? No purpose to them