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DIY: Homemade Dog Toothpaste

By Kristy @mileydailyscoop
At home dental care is one of the best ways to keep your dog's teeth and gums in tip top shape.
The Goldens love to have their teeth brushed, actually I think it's the toothpaste that they love and they just tolerate the toothbrush!
Like all products I use on the dogs, I always go the natural way whenever possible. Today, we are going to share a super easy homemade toothpaste with ingredients you probably already have on hand.
how to make your own toothpaste for dogs #petdentalhealthmonth Ingredients: 1/4 tsp Salt  | 1/2 tsp. dried Parsley  | 1/4 tsp. Turmeric  | 2 tbl. Baking Soda | 1/4 cup unrefined, virgin organic coconut oil  |  1 tbl. beef broth DIY: Homemade Dog Toothpaste Just mix all the ingredients together, you may have to let the coconut oil soften a little first. healthy homemade toothpaste for dogs Put into an airtight container and let it set up. You can store it in the refrigerator after using.
diy healthy homemade toothpaste for dogs Now it's time to get down to business!
healthy homemade toothpaste for dogs As I said before, I think Bruin would much rather just eat the toothpaste than have it clean his teeth and gums.
brushing your dog's teeth with homemade dog toothpaste I started brushing their teeth as soon as we brought them home as puppies, even it was just with a soft cloth. It helped get them get use to me fiddling in their mouths and checking out their pearly whites!
diy homemade dog toothpaste #petdentalhealthmonth Never use human toothpaste on your dogs, it contains fluoride which is poisonous for them. There are some great dog toothpastes on the market but I like knowing exactly what's in the products that I use on the dogs and making my own let's me do just that.

Benefits of Homemade Dog Toothpaste

Parsley - Parsley is known to be an anti-inflammatory and helps with bad breath.
Turmeric - Turmeric is a natural way to whiten teeth and prevent plaque build up. It's also antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory.
Coconut Oil - Coconut oil is a great healthy fat that also eliminates bad breath. It's antibacterial, anti fungal and antiseptic.
Salt & Baking Soda - These are gentle abrasives to help clean the teeth
Beef Broth - This is just for flavor. If your dog thinks it smells and tastes good chances are they'll let you brush their teeth!
There are so many variations you can make when it comes to this toothpaste. You can substitute the beef for chicken broth. If your dog isn't a fan of turmeric, try a pinch of cinnamon.
Does your dog like their teeth brushed? Would you ever make them homemade toothpaste? Let us know in the comments below!

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