Homemade dog toothpaste made with a handful of ingredients you will probably have readily available. Some of the ingredients you probably have growing in your garden! We’ve bought toothpaste in the past, some prices ranging from $9 for 3.5oz up to $15 for 5oz tubes. You have to wonder what the ingredients truly consist of and whether or not you can make dog toothpaste at home? Well, you can and Dog Day Getaway is going to show you how
Why Buy Overpriced Dog Toothpaste?
It’s true! Why should you buy over-priced, over-processed, chemically laced dog toothpaste when you can make your own homemade dog toothpaste for pennies? Not only the cost but the understanding of what is being used to make the toothpaste! When you use only a handful of natural ingredients, you just know it’s better for your pet.
Instructions on Making Homemade Dog Toothpaste
These are simple instructions with a handful of ingredients. Most you’ll have readily available, plus we add in a few optional components like fresh mint leaves and beef/chicken/vegetable bullion. If you’re fortunate enough to have a home garden and are growing fresh parsley and mint, you can easily add these fresh herbs to the paste for an even fresher breath. Let’s make this toothpaste!
HOMEMADE DOG TOOTHPASTE INGREDIENTS
- Coconut Oil: 1/4 Cup
- Baking Soda: 3 Tablespoons
- Fine Sea Salt (NOT table salt): 1/2 Teaspoon
- Cinnamon: 1/2 Teaspoon
- Optional Taste: 6 sprigs of Parsley and/or 5 or 6 mint leaves (if adding mint leaves you’ll need to use a food processor.)
- Optional Taste: choose from 1/2 teaspoon of either:
- Beef Bullion, or
- Chicken Bullion, or
- Vegetable Bullion
ADDING OPTIONAL FRESH HERBS: Simply combine the ingredients together and let sit for an hour or so to form. If adding mint leaves or parsley (or both), you’ll need to use a food processor to really break down the leaves. Your toothpaste will turn a beautiful green so no need to panic.
ADDING OPTIONAL BEEF OR CHICKEN OR VEGETABLE BULLION: Be sure to break down the bullion cube into powder form. Doing so makes it simpler to add in to the coconut oil to break down.
What are the ingredients in most dog toothpaste?
The answer might scare you. There are over a dozen products that make up the chemical compound in store bought pet toothpaste. The ingredients list looks rather alarming, and… you’re probably not going to want to look at your human variety of toothpaste either, but here goes:
Dog Toothpaste Ingredients
This is a list of ingredients as read from the back of a well known brand of dog toothpaste. If you’ve never read the ingredients list of most dog products (food, treats, cleaning products) this list of ingredients may be upsetting:
- Hydrated Silica
- Ascorbic Acid Phosphate
- Sodium Hexametaphosphate
- Magnesium Aluminum Silicate
- Sodium Laurel Sulfate
- Titanium Dioxide
- Cellulose Gum
- Tetrasodium Pyophosphate
- Sodium Benzoate
- Potassium Sorbate
- Sodium Copper Chlorphylin
Need to brush your dog’s teeth but afraid to or don’t know how? Ask one of our staff in the dog self bathing area. They will be happy to show you the ropes on dog teeth brushing.