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DIY Toothpaste for Dogs

Keep your pooch’s pearly whites in mint condition with regular teeth brushing. This budget-friendly DIY toothpaste for dogs will get the job done in a jiffy.

DIY Toothpaste for Dogs

Brushing your pet’s teeth regularly is an essential task. If your furry friend doesn’t like the taste of shop-bought dog toothpaste, this task may seem like a heavy burden. Why not try this tasty homemade toothpaste for dogs instead? The recipe is so easy and uses only four easily sourced ingredients.

DIY toothpaste for dogs: Ingredients

The great thing about this dog toothpaste recipe is that the ingredients are affordable and easy to find.

Coconut oil

Coconut oil is incredibly versatile. You can use coconut oil as a mouthwash or for brushing your teeth! Coconut oil contains lauric acid which is effective at killing oral bacteria such as Streptococcus mutans and Candida albicans.

Baking soda

Baking soda is a popular ingredient in DIY toothpaste. This is because it has natural whitening properties. Baking soda acts as an odor neutralizer and helps to remove stains on your canine’s chompers.

Fresh mint

Mint is a favorite ingredient in almost all toothpaste recipes. There are several good reasons for this. Mint has antimicrobial and antiseptic properties. It can reduce bacterial plaque formation and help to halt halitosis.

Beef bone broth

For your puptastic toothpaste, this ingredient is included to make the dog toothpaste palatable for your pooch.

Homemade toothpaste for dogs

Without further ado, let’s learn how to make DIY toothpaste for dogs.

1. Place the following ingredients in the bowl of your blender:

  • ¼ cup of coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoons of baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon of bone broth
  • 6 mint leaves

2. Pulse the ingredients until the mint leaves are broken up and then puree the mixture until everything is well combined.

3. Spoon the dog toothpaste mixture into a sealable jar to store in the refrigerator.

4. Your DIY dog toothpaste can keep for about three weeks.

Doggie toothpaste and toothbrush: How to brush your dog’s teeth

First, test whether your doggo likes the taste of the toothpaste by rubbing a small amount onto their gums. If they give you the green light, place a dime-sized amount of homemade dog toothpaste on your dog’s toothbrush (a human toothbrush will work fine too). Never use human toothpaste though. Toothpaste for humans often contains xylitol and other ingredients that may be harmful to your beloved pup. Brush along your dog’s teeth in a circular motion starting from one side of their jaw and moving to the other.

How often should I brush my dog’s teeth? Brushing your pooch’s canines daily is the pinnacle of pet care. However, that may seem a bit daunting even to the most devoted pet parent. Alternate regular tooth brushing with chew toys and dental chews to keep your hound's pearly whites in mint condition.

Puptastic advice for pet parents

At Save, we are all about taking the best care of your family (fur kids included) without breaking the bank. Check out's coupon book finder to stock up on budget-friendly dog toothpaste essentials, chew toys, and dog treats. The mailer is a helpful resource for advice on things like how to make your garden pet friendly and how to teach young children to behave around dogs.