Homemade Dog Toothpaste for Your Dog

Roberto Manzotti

Did you know that 85% dogs over the age of 4 suffer from dental problems?

This is mainly because first-time dog owners do not understand the importance of dental care for their doggies and are even ignorant about it. This is what ultimately causes problems like tooth root abscess, loose teeth, periodontal disease, tooth trauma, etc.

Not only are these diseases painful and scary for your dog, they’re also very expensive to treat.

However, with just regularly brushing your dog’s teeth, you can avoid them altogether.

In this blog post,we’ll share with you five easy, natural, and chemical-free dog toothpaste recipes that’ll help you keep your Golden Retriever’s teeth spotless and healthy!

Let’s take a look, shall we?


Why Should You Brush Your Golden Retriever's Teeth?

Five Awesome Toothpaste Recipes for Your Goldy

Antibacterial Turmeric Dog Toothpaste

Beef Bouillon Toothpaste

Spicy Cinnamon Toothpaste

Minty Dog Toothpaste

The Antibacterial Dog Toothpaste

Final Words


Why Should You Brush Your Golden Retriever's Teeth?

Your dog has a lot of teeth in his mouth.

And, he needs all of those teeth to chew his food, pick things up, play, express his feelings, and protect himself and you. Dogs use their mouths and teeths more than humans do which is why you need to take care of them.

Your dog’s teeth are actually very prone to bacterial growth which can lead to infections and nasty diseases. This is mainly due to the fact that bacteria tend to accumulate in the crevices of your dog’s teeth which, if left unchecked, leads to:

  • Loose teeth
  • Cavities
  • Gum disease
  • Periodontal disease

Since dogs are wild animals, they don’t really show any signs of weakness that’ll make them prone to attack. So, your Goldy won’t let you know he’s in pain until it's too severe that he can’t even bear it!

So, what can you do right now? 

As you know, prevention is better than cure so, you can brush your dog’s teeth on a regular basis to ensure everything’s okay.


Five Awesome Toothpaste Recipes for Your Goldy

It’s important that you brush your dog’s teeth at least three to four times a week.

However, store bought dog toothpaste aren’t the best because not only do the contain a lot of sugar and chemicals, they’re also quite expensive and can end up doing more harm than good.

So, homemade dog toothpaste tends to be a lot cheaper and a natural alternative.

In this section of the blog, we’ll share five easy and awesome recipes with you.

Here we go.


Antibacterial Turmeric Dog Toothpaste

Preparation time: 5 minutes

In this recipe, turmeric and coconut oil are used as a base to help keep your Golden Retriever’s pearly whites shiny and bacteria-free naturally. The parsley used in the recipe works as an antibacterial agent and kelp helps fight off the plaque.

And, it’s simple to make.

Here are the steps:

  • Melt the coconut oil so that it’s in its liquid form. You can do this by heating it up in warm water
  • Add in the parsley flakes, turmeric, and kelp
  • Store it in the fridge


That’s all you need to do!

When you wish to use the toothpaste, all that you’ll need to do is to warm it up until it becomes liquid and apply it on your dog’s brush.

dog toothpaste

Beef Bouillon Toothpaste

Preparation time:10 minutes

Does your dog hate getting his teeth brushed?

If that’s the case then, your dog will absolutely love getting his teeth brushed with this beef bouillon flavored toothpaste. The paste uses salt and baking soda as its base to help you keep your Golden Retriever’s teeth clean and healthy.

Here are the steps to follow.:

  • Mix salt, baking soda, and a beef bouillon cube together
  • Add some fresh parsley to help keep your dog’s breath fresh (the dried kind would also work!)
  • Store it in the fridge

You to use a pea-sized amount of this toothpaste to brush your dog’s teeth.


Spicy Cinnamon Toothpaste

Preparation time: 5 minutes

This easy to make dog toothpaste needs only four ingredients, which are cinnamon, coconut oil, baking soda, and a bouillon cube. It’ll help keep your doggy friend’s teeth healthy and breath fresh!

  • Melt the coconut oil by giving it a hot bath
  • Mix baking soda with the oil until you get a thick paste
  • Add the bouillon cube and cinnamon
  • Store it for further use

A pea-sized amount of this toothpaste will go a long way for you.


Minty Dog Toothpaste

Preparation time: 10 minutes

This dog toothpaste contains mint like almost all human toothpastes use and has a familiar smell to it. It needs fresh mint leaves, cinnamon, coconut oil, and chicken or beef bouillon cubes as ingredients.

You can store this minty toothpaste in your fridge for a few weeks without worrying!

  • Melt the coconut oil
  • Add in the cinnamon (the exfoliant) until you get a thick paste
  • Mix in the bouillon cube and mint leaves
  • Store in the fridge

You only need about a pea-sized amount of this toothpaste on your doggy friend to get a clean set of teeth!


The Antibacterial Dog Toothpaste

Preparation time: 10 minutes

The two key ingredients used to make this dog toothpaste include cloves and tea tree oil which are known for their antibacterial properties. They work together amazingly to help keep your Golden Retriever’s mouth safe from bacteria and germs.

The list of ingredients includes a flavored bouillon cube and coconut oil.

  • Melt the coconut oil by giving it a hot bath
  • Add in the tea tree oil until they mix completely
  • Add the bouillon cube as well as the powdered cloves
  • Store it in the fridge

All you need is a pea-sized amount of the toothpaste and you’ll be good to go!


Final Words

It is essential to take care of your Golden Retriever’s teeth because he doesn’t just need them for chewing. Because of the way that your dog’s teeth are, it’s really easy for bacteria to collect on them and cause dental issues.

This is why you need to brush your dog’s teeth on a regular basis.

However, the toothpaste you find in the store can be very expensive and filled with chemicals and preservatives! So, it's a good idea to make your own toothpaste at home.

I hope that the dog toothpaste recipes that I shared with you were a hit with your furry friend and easy for you to prepare.

Have questions? Ask them in the comments section and I’ll help you out!

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