Did you know that approximately 68% of US households are registered pet owners? That adds up to roughly 85 million families.
Pets are a part of our lives. They are part of the family, and their health and well-being is a primary concern.
Ensuring your dog remains healthy is vital for their health and for ensuring you have a happy home. You can buy toothpaste for dogs almost anywhere now, but making it yourself is very simple. On top of that, you get to control the ingredients, so you know exactly what you are putting into your dog’s mouth.
Keep reading to learn how to make your own DIY dog toothpaste and make sure your dog’s teeth and gums remain healthy.
Ingredients Needed to Make Homemade Dog Toothpaste
What goes into toothpaste for dogs? Let’s take a look at the core ingredients you will need before you embark upon this self-sufficient adventure.
There are many different recipes to make homemade toothpaste for dogs, but for the below, we will look at creating a chicken stock based paste.
Because not all dogs are going to love having their teeth cleaned and a chicken scented toothpaste will help introduce the brushing process, making it a great choice for novice and experience doggy owners.
- One tablespoon unsalted chicken stock (just the stock no added ingredients)
- One spoonful of aromatic herbs. Mint is a good choice
- One-half tablespoon of baking soda
- One-half tablespoon of vegetable oil
Mixing Doggy Toothpaste is Very Simple
With all of your ingredients lined up, all you need to do is combine them into a single container and mix until you have formed a paste. This can be applied directly to the dog’s brush and used the same way we brush our own teeth.
If you want to change things up a little, then you can look to use a bit of cinnamon in the mix instead of mint. Cinnamon will freshen your dog’s breath but add an extra level of infection protection.
You do not need to brush your dog’s teeth every day. Two or three times a week is all you need. You also do not need to worry about rinsing your dog’s mouth they will swallow your homemade dog toothpaste, and that’s fine.
Making DIY Dog Toothpaste is Quick, Simple and Good for Your Dog
There is a lot to be said for making your own DIY dog toothpaste.
By being able to control the exact ingredients that go into the product you are making sure that you are not using any chemicals or other such products that could be harmful to your dog.
If you want to learn more about homemade dog supplies, then check out some of our other “How To” posts. From homemade dog food to tips on how to train your dog and deal with doggy illnesses we have articles to help you through it all.