The best homemade, natural dog toothpaste provides:
- Gentle abrasion to clean teeth
- Natural plaque prevention
- Naturally anti-microbial cleansing
- Minerals to support dental health nutritionally
- Acidity reduction to prevent tooth decay
- Gum tightening and increased blood circulation
All of the above factors combine for optimum oral health as a whole, while also cleansing and preventing (or treating) gum disease (such as pyorrhea and gingivitis).
This creamy, homemade dog toothpaste recipe has a vegetable glycerin base to dilute essential oils and make the ingredients more palatable to your dog. We included powdered ingredients to add more soft abrasion, along with a few essential oils for instant anti-microbial effects. The result is an effective herbal canine toothpaste that cleans, provides nutritional and immune system support, prevents bleeding gums, and offers anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties.
Holistic Dog Toothpaste Recipe For Healthy Teeth and Gums
Formulated by AllNaturalPetCare.com
1/4 cup Food-grade Calcium Montmorillonite Clay (Plaque removal, purifies, adds minerals, lowers acidity, soothes)
1 TBSP Thyme leaf powder (Anti-inflammatory and astringent)
2 TBSP Powdered seaweed (Plaque removal, chlorophyll content, anti-bacterial, lowers acidity, adds minerals)
1/4 tsp Turmeric (Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, circulation, molecular prevention of plaque build-up)
1/2 cup Food-grade vegetable glycerin (not to be confused with synthetic glycerin or fuel byproduct glycerin)
2 Drops Goldenseal Essential Oil (Anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, astringent, supports immunity) Should not be used for pregnant dogs.
- Mix vegetable glycerin, myrrh and goldenseal together in a bowl. Add remaining ingredients. Use a fork or whisk to mix until well blended.
- Store in an opaque, airtight container and keep cool.
- Brush once or twice per day for about two minutes.
Note: Sanguinarine from Bloodroot is sometimes recommended for homemade toothpaste, but it has been associated with leukoplakic lesions and we strongly recommend that it be avoided.
Do you brush your dog’s teeth? What kind of toothpaste do you use? Please share your experiences in the comments below.
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