I was always a big fan of using enzymatic toothpaste until I looked at the ingredients. Unable to find a brand offering a better option, I decided to bite the bullet and make my own. I still use a dietary kelp supplement and organic spray additionally but because I brush my dogs teeth daily, I just couldn’t keep using all the chemicals. I’ll admit I was even shocked by the results! After only one weeks I saw a noticeable difference! Using simple household items her teeth looked better than they did after 2+ years of using the expensive enzymatic brands! (For occasional brushing these are probably just fine.) I may still experiment and come up with new formulas but due to the positive results I wanted to share this one right away!
1/4 c organic coconut oil
A pinch (or 1/4 tsp) organic Turmeric
” organic kelp
” baking soda
” organic dried crushed parsley
> 1/4 tsp organic cinnamon
Mix them together and store in the fridge. I have no problem using it solid but you can let it soften to help get it onto the toothbrush if you like.
Another tip is trying gauze in place of a toothbrush to target certain areas or if your dog doesn’t like the toothbrush.
I haven’t added mint leaves or peppermint oil but they can help freshen.
I also haven’t had to add flavor but I’ve seen a lot of recipes with added chicken or beef bouillon or human Grade flavoring such as this one by Basics (pictured below)
Another recipe that is even simpler is:
2 tbs baking soda
2 tbs coconut oil
For a stronger version or gingivitis you can add:
10 drops of colloidal silver
1 tsp colostrum
1/2 tsp turmeric
(I haven’t tried this one yet)