It’s tough to brush your dog’s teeth. I can’t help you with that. However, if you are looking for healthy toothpaste this is the Dog Toothpaste you are looking for. Your dog might not like getting his teeth brushed but she’ll love the taste of this toothpaste. I’ve packed this with good things for doggies’ teeth.
What’s the Doggy Toothpaste Like
The Dog Toothpaste comes in a 2 oz glass jar. It’s a bit messy but if you take a bit on your finger and rub it on your dog’s teeth, it works. That’s when you can use a brush if you’d like. Calcium carbonate is what makes the dog toothpaste remineralizes with hemp seed.
Ingredients in the Doggy Toothpaste
This odor eliminator is also good for a dog’s teeth and breath by balancing the Ph and making the saliva less attractive to plaque-causing bacteria.
This doggy toothpaste is formulated to help with dog tooth decay and a dog’s bad breath by fighting the bacteria and plaque buildup. Take a pea-sized amount and rub the dog’s teeth with your finger or a brush. Most dogs seem to like the taste. The brushing part, well, that’s between you and your dog. Even if you can’t get much brushing in, it will help a little if you can manage to get it up into their gums.
ORGANIC UNREFINED HEMP SEED OIL, ORGANIC EXTRA VIRGIN COCONUT OIL, AND ORGANIC SESAME SEED OIL: These oils act as a lubricant to deliver good things to the teeth and help dissolve plaque and build up. Oil is much better than bubbles and detergents for our dogs (and us). The ayurvedic practice has been using oil to clean teeth for centuries. I picked three of my best organic varieties, two because they are common to use in ayurvedic teeth cleaning and organic hemp because of its healthy fats for both dogs and humans.
ACTIVATED CHARCOAL: This is a great teeth cleanser and whitener, not just because it gives a very gentle scrubbing but because it is an adsorber. The thousands of little pockets present in activated charcoal catches and traps debris and germs, whitening teeth. The Activated Charcoal I purchase is food grade and safe to consume.
DIATOMACEOUS EARTH: Is great and gently scrubbing away tartar and plaque and is food grade and safe to consume.
BENTONITE CLAY: Contains trace minerals that are good for teeth and along with Calcium Carbonate are the remineralizing part of the toothpaste.
ANISE SEED AND FENNEL SEED: Both are stars at fighting bacteria. Anise is said to block the action of an enzyme that harms teeth. Fennel has different properties but has a similar action in fighting tooth decay in dogs. Both herbs are safe and even good for your dog.
ORGANIC NEEM OIL: This wonder oil is so helpful in so many parts of our life. It is an incredible natural antibacterial and is a safe and effective natural toothpaste for dogs. Neem alone should not be fed to your dog but in the amounts, I have included in this toothpaste, it is safe and very beneficial. Essential Oils of:
PARSLEY LEAF: A dog-safe and tasty natural antibacterial which is also rich in chlorophyll, thought to help neutralize bad breath
TURMERIC: Thought to help with bad breath, to whiten teeth, to help with tooth pain and gum disease. It is safe and even beneficial for dogs because it has good vitamins in it.
SPEARMINT: credited with preventing gum disease and gingivitis. Dogs seem to like the taste and it is safe for them to consume. I use only a small amount as we must remember that essential oils are very strong and if misused can harm them.
STEVIA LEAF: This is the natural green herb version directly from the plant and not the processed white powder. Stevia is safe for dogs and adds a little sweetness to the toothpaste. Again, this is a small quantity of Stevia Leaf.
As a note: Please be informed about Xylitol (WHICH IS NOT IN THIS PRODUCT). It is found in human toothpaste, gum, and diet items. While wonderful and healthy for human teeth, Xylitol is toxic to dogs and their livers. Dogs will search it out from your pockets and eat it which can seriously harm or kill them.
SEA SALT: A natural antiseptic.
VIT E: an antioxidant.
Free of sorbitol, emulsifiers, polysorbates, synthetic detergents
Not formulated for use on cats.
Keep the jar out of reach from the dog. Although safe in small quantities eating the whole jar might cause a badly upset tummy depending on the size of the dog.
Some separation is normal as I don’t use chemicals to emulsify the product. Stir up if separated.