5 Homemade Dog Toothpaste Recipes for Happy Teef

February is Pet Dental Health Month, and if you’re anything like us, you’re past the bread baking and whipped coffee phases of quarantine. Learning to DIY homemade dog toothpaste seems like the next logical step. Whip up one of these five tasty homemade dog toothpaste recipes for fresh breath for your couch bud.

1. The Coconut Classic

  • 3 tablespoons baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil

These household items clean and freshen stinky moufs for just pennies! In addition to being a natural anti-bacterial product, baking soda’s abrasiveness helps scrub away plaque and tartar. The lauric acid in coconut oil helps kill bacteria (plus it’s heckin’ tasty and shines pup coats). Simply combine and store in an airtight jar or container. This toothpaste can be stored at room temperature. When it’s time for brushies, just about a pea-sized amount will do the trick!

2. The Meaty Mint

  • 3 tablespoons baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 chicken or beef bouillon cube
  • 3-5 mint leaves

While we won’t be looking for a meat-flavored breath mint for ourselves anytime soon, this flavor combo makes perfect sense to our pups. Place all ingredients in your blender or food processor and blitz until well-combined. Store this one in the fridge.

3. The Sparkling Cinnamon

  • 3 tablespoons baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Add a little bit of spice! Put all ingredients in a food processor or blender, and mix until combined. Store in an airtight container at room temp. The cinnamon’s antibacterial powers will improve your pup’s breath, and many of our furry friends ruv its cozy flavor. 

4. The Golden Glimmer

  • 3 tablespoons baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • ¼ teaspoon kelp flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • ⅛ teaspoon dried parsley

This one’s for you, canine super foodies. Combine all ingredients in an airtight container and stir to combine. Turmeric whitens and parsley deodorizes while kelp promotes plaque removal. Oh, and tell your health nut these ingredients’ll provide her with antioxidants and minerals, too.  

5. The Peanut Brusher

  • 3 tablespoons baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon peanut butter

Convince your dog this brushing thing isn’t so annoying, after all. Stir to combine and store in an airtight jar at room temp. As always, make abso-barking-lutely sure that there is not xylitol in your peanut butter (it’s toxic). 

Which one of these homemade dog toothpaste recipes will your pup try first? Woof at us in the comments and tag us in all those puppy smiles at #SidewalkDog.

Featured photo: Julian Hanslmaier

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