Introduction: Homemade Toothpaste for Dogs!
This is a super simple recipe to make toothpaste for your dogs. You should never use human toothpaste as it contains fluoride in it, which is poisonous to dogs. Dog toothpaste can be expensive but, with this cheap alternative your dogs teeth can be clean in no time!
Step 1: Ingredients:
Here are the ingredients needed in order to complete this recipe:
- 2 table spoons of cinnamon
- 2 table spoons of baking soda
- 1/3 cups of coconut oil
- 1 beef bouillon cube
Step 2: Take Your Beef Bouillon Cube and Chop It Up!
This is pretty self explanatory, put the beef bouillon cube into a bowl. Then, use the back of a spoon to chop the cube up. Put it aside for now.
Step 3: Dry Ingredients!
Now, measure out 2 tablespoons of cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Pour the two into a bowl together and mix.
Step 4: Coconut Oil!
Measure out 1/3 cups of coconut oil and pour into a bowl.
Step 5: Mixing Time!
Now it's time to mix all the ingredients together. Pour all the ingredients into one bowl and mix! Once all the ingredients are blended and are one, uniform colour, its finished!
Step 6: Finished Product!
Introducing the toothpaste to your dogs.
Allow your dog to smell the toothpaste or, put a small amount on your finger and let them lick it off. My dogs responded to this toothpaste as a treat which meant it was easy to brush their teeth. When you do brush your dogs teeth, you can use a regular people toothbrush (I have a designated dog toothbrush to brush their teeth.) Put your dog in a comfy position to prevent him from running away. Calmly talk to your dog. Put a some toothpaste on the toothbrush and, in a circular motion brush your dog's teeth, aiming at the areas with the most plaque. Try to get your dog not to lick it all away. Wipe of any extra toothpaste and give your dog water. Your dog should now have some nice pearly whites!
What's the purpose of each ingredient?
- beef bouillon- to make the toothpaste yummy for your pup.
- cinnamon- to make your pup's breath smell nicer.
- baking soda- to take away any plaque on their teeth.
- coconut oil- to hold all the ingredients together.