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There are several articles by Dr. Becker, mercola about harmful toothpaste ingredients. Does anyone have a good recommendation on a natural alternative?
 

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I have no advice but will be following this thread :)
 

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If your dog has bad breath somethings wrong. I would get him on probiotics and see if that helps. Make sure he's not getting into the garbage or anywhere else. Maybe change his food.
If its plaque/tatar build up on his molers you can go to Walgreens and buy a dental kit and scrap that off yourself.
It cracks off the tooth like the shell on a hard boiled egg.

Never used toothpaste on any of my dogs.
 

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Hi,
I am a big believer in brushing a dogs teeth. My previous golden lived to 14 and loved her daily brushings. Never required a dental cleaning at the vets.

I always used the toothpaste from the vets. In a pinch I'd use a baking soda paste and make sure to get most of it out by rinsing well.

I havent looked for alternate natural products but i will now :)

Love the tooth brushing time!
 

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There are a lot of members that brush their dog's teeth.

I found this all natural one, have not tried it myself, it contains Coconut oil, turmeric, parsley and kelp.

Homemade Dog Toothpaste Recipe - K9 Instinct - Dog Nutritionist in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. K9 Instinct Blog! Dog Nutrition consultations online!

Ingredients used are on the website.


Coconut oil: Unrefined, virgin coconut oil is a highly digestible healthy fat that improves absorption of the other ingredients, also acting as the base for this toothpaste recipe. Coconut oil is antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic and is also a powerful deodorizer and can eliminate bad breath immediately.
Turmeric: Turmeric is a natural, safe way to whiten teeth. It is also antimicrobial and antibacterial, and is a powerful anti-inflammatory. The antioxidants present in turmeric are also highly beneficial. Turmeric will also help prevent plaque build up.
Parsley: Parsley acts as a mineral rich deodorizer that is also antibacterial. Parsley is also known to be anti-inflammatory and has the right vitamin and mineral mix to promote general dental health.
Kelp: Kelp promotes plaque removal while supplying the mouth and body with chlorophyll and minerals. It is also antibacterial!
 

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I should mention that since I feed raw, I do not brush their teeth (not needed). My girlie is being fed kibble and last visit I noticed her teeth needed brushing.

That recipe looks good!
 
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I really love Virbac CET Enzymatic Toothpaste in Vanilla Mint it is specifically formulated for dogs. Remember never use human toothpaste on dogs.



 
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