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Homemade Dog Toothpaste

Homemade Dog Toothpaste

Today I’m going to show you how to make homemade dog toothpaste. The toothpaste that you can get in the stores for your dog is so ridiculously over-priced. You can make it yourself and it is much, much cheaper.

All you need is some baking soda, a teeny tiny oil (any kind of oil you have on hand is fine) and a little bit of water.

How to Make Dog Toothpaste

So, what you need to start with is 2 teaspoons of baking soda and to that baking soda you add 1/4 teaspoon of water and then a super, super small amount of oil.

Then you can mix it all up until it forms a paste. If you need to add a little bit more water, that’s okay, just don’t add too much at a time, because it turns into a liquid really fast.

And now, you can brush your dog’s teeth with that homemade dog toothpaste!

Brush Dog's Teeth

How to Use Dog Toothpaste

I use this dog toothbrush that I picked up at the pet store, but you don’t have to use that. You can just use a cotton ball or a little towel, and run your fingers along their teeth.

Dip your toothbrush (or other item) into the toothpaste, and just rub it along your dog’s teeth.

You want to be really gentle, obviously, and they will likely try to eat the toothpaste, but they don’t hate it and it does the trick, and gets their teeth nice and clean.

Have you ever made homemade dog toothpaste?


  1. Penny

    Super cute video! You are such a good mommy and take such good care of everybody in your family!

  2. Cara

    This is a great tip, thanks for sharing! My dog does the same thing, just chews the toothbrush, but atleast the paste gets in there!

  3. teachermum

    I bet you could use that for people too!

    Instead of olive oil, I bet Buddy would like it if you saved some bacon grease instead!

  4. Dianne

    Good video, I’m going to try this with our Yorkie-poo.

  5. cassie

    Tryed this last night on my golden retrever Copper he enjoyed it

  6. Cassie Howard

    teachermum: I’m sure he would like that, too! 😛

  7. Vanessa

    I just read on webmd for pets that baking powder and soda are both toxic to dogs. I was surprised to read this since I use baking soda for so many different things but after reading that I wouldn’t suggest letting your pup digest this toothpaste, I will be searching for an alternative and hope to find something that will work!

  8. Adriatic

    We tried this on our dog! She loves it, although I was careful to make sure she didn’t swallow it, bevause baking soda can have some negative effects on dogs.
    The toothpaste was easy to make, and the ingredients where everyday stuff. I added a dash of salt ro the toothpaste which helps with tartar control. All in all, my little yorkie/maltese mix loved it. Great recipe!

  9. Angelica

    I just made this, but used a bit of beef broth instead of water. My pup is sleeping right now, but when she wakes we shall see how this goes! I tried a toothpaste from the store and she was just NOT having it. She HATED the taste. 🙂 THANK YOU!

  10. alexa

    My dog ( which is a boxer ) loved it, I added a bit of cinnamon and a tiny tiny pinch of boullion ( a chicken flavored powder ) and she loooved it. I added a really small amount of the boullion because it will effect her breath (but it still tastes like chicken ) and the cinnamon so her breath will smell good.

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