Minty Fresh Homemade Dog Toothpaste

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Just like with us humans, dental care is important for dogs too. Including brushing their teeth. I am going to show you how to make this super easy minty fresh homemade dog toothpaste.

Small glass dish of homemade dog toothpaste on paw print fabric with toothbrush in front

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Minty Fresh Homemade Dog Toothpaste

Many people think that a dog’s hygiene is not that important, but that is so not true. They pretty much need to be taken care of just like people.

Teeth need a good brushing with dog toothpaste and they need a good bath from time to time using a dog shampoo. Just because they are a dog does not mean they don’t need these types of things.

Skill: Easy
Makes: about 1/2 cup of dog toothpaste
Time: about 5 minutes

Items needed to make dog toothpaste

Ingredients Needed:

  • 8 Fresh Mint Leaves (dog safe mint of choice is fine)
  • 2 Tbsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tsp Water

mint being chopped on cutting board

How To Make:

Start by chopping the mint leaves until they are fine little pieces. They need to be pretty small so they will mix in well.

Mix everything together in small dish

Grab a small dish or bowl and all the baking soda, water, chopped mint, and coconut oil. With a fork or spoon mix it all together until it is fully blended.

While this dog toothpaste could be used right away if you needed it, it will have a stronger mint flavor to it if you let it sit a few hours. The oils of the mint work through the rest of the past with time.

How To Use Homemade Dog Toothpaste:

Apply just a small amount of paste to a dog toothbrush or finger toothbrush.

Gently lift the dog’s upper lip and then touch the toothbrush to the teeth to start brushing.

If your dog has never had its teeth brushed, you may have to start slow and get them used to it first. You can do this by letting them lick a little past to start.

Then lift their lips and hold for a second or two then reward with homemade dog training treats.

After a few times of doing that with them tolerating it move on to just touching their teeth with your fingers.

Then when they are tolerating that, move on to touching the teeth with the toothbrush and keep working your way up like this until you can brush their teeth.

Make sure that throughout all of these steps you frequently praise them. It is not natural for them to have their teeth brushed so praises and rewards are recommended.

How Often Should I Brush My Dog’s Teeth?

How often should I brush my dog’s teeth is a question we have heard a lot. Unlike humans, dogs do not need their teeth brushed a few times a day or even every day.

You want to aim to brush their teeth just 1 to 2 times per week.

To help keep tarter and dental care in check, you should also take other measures as well. Such as feeding dry/hard food.

Or giving hard treats and toys so they take a while to chew on them. By chewing on things like that, it helps to scrape the teeth and keep the tarter under control.

Yield: 1/2 cup

Minty Fresh Homemade Dog Toothpaste

Small glass dish of homemade dog toothpaste on paw print fabric with toothbrush in front

Just like people, teeth care is important for dogs too. You can make this minty fresh homemade dog toothpaste right at home. And it is cheap!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • 8 Fresh Mint Leaves (dog safe mint of choice is fine)
  • 2 Tbsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tsp Water

Tools

  • Dog Toothbrush

Instructions

  1. Start by chopping the mint leaves until they are fine little pieces. They need to be pretty small so they will mix in well.
  2. Grab a small dish or bowl and all the baking soda, water, chopped mint, and coconut oil. With a fork or spoon mix it all together until it is fully blended.
  3. While this dog toothpaste could be used right away if you needed it, it will have a stronger mint flavor to it if you let it sit a few hours. The oils of the mint work through the rest of the past with time.

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