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.
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
Just mix all the ingredients together, you may have to let the coconut oil soften a little first.
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!