DIY Dog Toothpaste Tutorial
- Difficulty: Easy
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- 1 chicken or beef bouillon cube
- 3 tablespoons baking soda
- 6 to 7 mint leaves
- ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
In a food processor, add coconut oil, bouillon cube, baking soda, mint leaves, and cinnamon.
Pulse until fully combined and store in an airtight container in your fridge for up to 2 weeks.
The coconut oil and baking soda help fight bacteria and plaque while the mint leaves and cinnamon are natural ways to freshen breath. The bouillon cube is simply used to enhance the flavor so it’s easier to brush your dog’s teeth.
Use a pea sized amount on a dog toothbrush. One thing I noticed when taking the toothpaste straight from the fridge, is that the coconut oil solidifies.
I massaged the toothpaste between my fingers to get back to a creamier consistency and spread on the brush before use.
Surprisingly all of my dogs responded well to the toothpaste, even my brother’s dog Mimi who hates getting her teeth brushed!
What did you think of this DIY project? Did your dog like the toothpaste? If he wasn’t a fan, you could always try buying a tried-and-tested dog toothpaste available online.
Or, check out our collection of other homemade dog toothpaste recipes if you want to create a different flavor or variation.
Interested in more canine DIY projects? Also check out our tutorials on how to make your own DIY dog ear cleaner as well as your own DIY dog shampoo!