Minty Fresh Homemade Dog Toothpaste Recipe

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Homemade dog toothpaste is a great choice when it comes to caring for your dog’s teeth. Dental health for dogs is a very important, but often overlooked issue. Just like humans require regular cleaning and brushings, so do our canine companions. You can purchase commercial pet toothpaste at stores, but making a natural dog toothpaste from home is relatively easy.

A homemade dog toothpaste recipe is not hard to make. Containing natural ingredients, making your own dog toothpaste allows you to know exactly what’s going into your pooch’s mouth. Just be cautious and make sure your fur friend is not swallowing a lot of the paste. Read more here.

Minty Fresh Homemade Dog Toothpaste Recipe

To brush your dog’s teeth, you can use a children’s toothbrush, rubber finger brushes, or just a damp cloth. This homemade toothpaste for dogs recipe helps remove plaque, kill bacteria, and improve doggy breath.

Minty Fresh Homemade Dog Toothpaste Recipe

Easy Homemade Dog Toothpaste Recipe

Please consult your vet before trying any home remedies for pets!


  • 2 Tbsp baking soda — do your research on this as there are reports that baking soda is dangerous to dogs if swallowed
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp water
  • 3 sprigs fresh parsley
  • 3 leaves fresh peppermint
    • or 2 drops peppermint essential oil
Minty Fresh Homemade Dog Toothpaste Recipe
Minty Fresh Homemade Dog Toothpaste Recipe


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small food processor or a coffee grinder works great as well. Process until completely blended, add a bit more water if you feel it needs it. This mixture should be a little grittier and a little wetter than human toothpaste.
  2. Transfer to a container with a tight-fitting lid.
  3. To use: Apply a generous amount of toothpaste to wet brush or damp cloth and rub gently into your pet’s teeth and gum line, inside and out. With some dogs this is easier said than done, it is best to hold them beside you under your arm, facing in the same direction (or enlist the help of an assistant). The younger you start your pup on this routine the easier it will be for both of you to have it become part of their care and upkeep.
  4. Provide your dog with plenty of fresh water to drink.
  5. Store dog toothpaste in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.
Minty Fresh Homemade Dog Toothpaste Recipe

Our vet was recently telling us about the importance of a dog’s oral health. Taking care of their teeth is so important since prevention is key. Once the pet’s teeth get bad, it’s expensive to treat and painful for the animal. Just know how you feel when you have a toothache — it’s like the least wanted pain ever. We need to do what we can to protect our furry friends from the agony of mouth pain.

If you don’t want to mess with making your own toothpaste, all natural dental gel is a great alternative. And, if you know there’s no chance in heck your dog is letting your fingers in their mouth, you can use a dental spray!

Minty Fresh Homemade Dog Toothpaste Recipe

Do you brush your dogs’ teeth? Have you ever used a homemade dog toothpaste?

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  1. I do like this Minty Fresh Homemade Dog Toothpaste Recipe. It is a super idea and I think I would like it for myself too!

  2. My dogs so need this lol But they are both 80lbs and I am not sure I could hold them down to brush their teeth.

    – Jaclyn

  3. We don’t brush our dogs’ teeth often enough. We haven’t ever used a homemade dog toothpaste.

  4. This is a good all natural dog toothpaste recipe that I would love to make and use on my dog. It is so important to make sure that my dog’s teeth are healthy! Thanks for sharing the Minty Fresh Homemade Dog Toothpaste Recipe!

  5. this is a nice recipe. my dog’s toothpaste is 20.00. i get it from my dental vet. oxyfresh, i use the human kind. it does not have the stuff in it like the other human toothpaste, so safe to use. my dental vet help start this company. however, i like this recipe for an alternative. my girls hate to have their teeth brushed but i do it daily, sometimes twice a day.

  6. I will have to keep this in mind and share with my mother as we both brush our dog’s teeth. Thank you for sharing.

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