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Coconut oil is a natural and affordable way to brush your dog’s teeth. It also has great benefits on your dog’s overall health;

Coconut Oil Helps With:

  • Digestion
  • Joints
  • Immune Response
  • Dry Skin
  • Improves Coat

Magical Benefits Of Coconut Oil On Your Dog’s Teeth

  • Improve breath
  • Cleans gums
  • Dogs love the taste
  • Fights dental disease

Start with small amounts of coconut oil to prevent diarrhea.

Add 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil to the toothbrush and brush with care.

Clean your dogs teeth naturally with coconut oil

How To Make Homemade Toothpaste For Dogs Using Coconut Oil

1. Coconut Oil & Baking Soda

Mix coconut oil with a little bit of baking soda to make a homemade doggy toothpaste.

You can also use coconut oil with parsley oil to help freshen up your dogs breath. Add one to two drops of parsley oil with coconut oil.

2. Coconut Oil & Tumeric

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of unrefined virgin coconut oil
  • ½ teaspoon of turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon of organic kelp
  • ⅛ teaspoon of dried parsley flakes

Directions

Warm up the coconut oil to make it into an oil base. Add tumeric, kelp, and parsley flakes. Store in an airtight container and use daily.

Coconut Oil & Cinnamon

3. Coconut Oil & Cinnamon

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons of baking soda
  • ⅓ of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of liquid broth
  • 1 cup of unrefined virgin coconut
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon

Directions

Mix baking soda and salt with liquid broth. Add coconut oil and cinnamon to the mixture. Mix well and create a paste. Store in an airtight container and use daily.

Mint, Parsley, Peppermint, & Coconut Oil

4. Mint, Parsley, Peppermint, & Coconut Oil

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons of coconut oil
  • ½ teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons of water
  • 3 sprigs of fresh parsley
  • 3 leaves of fresh peppermint
  • Or 2 drops of peppermint essential oil

Directions

Combine all the ingredients to a food processor or a coffee grinder. Process until completely blended, add water if you think it needs more.

This mixture should be more grittier (sandy) and wetter than regular toothpaste.

Transfer to a container with a tight fitting lid. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks

5. Tea Tree Oil & Cinnamon

Ingredients

  • ½ cup of unrefined coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of baking soda
  • ½ cup of fresh parsley or 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • ¼ of fresh mint or 1.5 teaspoon of dried mint
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • A splash of broth (chicken, beef or vegetable)

Optional: 2-3 drops of tea tree oil. Just be cautious with tea tree oil, improper dilutions can be harmful to your dog.

Directions

Combine all the ingredients to a food processor or a coffee grinder. Process until completely blended, add water if needed.

This mixture should be more grittier (sandy) and wetter than regular toothpaste.

Transfer to a container with a tight fitting lid. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks

Quick doggy mouth wash: Mix a capsule of a probiotic supplement with a tablespoon of coconut milk.

Check With Your Vet Before Using Coconut Oil Orally

You should consult your vet before brushing Fido’s teeth with coconut oil to rule out any dental diseases your dog might have.

A way to know that your dog may have a dental disease is to check if his/her gums are swollen, red and if he or she has serious tartar build up. Another way to know that your dog has a dental disease is to look for a foul smell or very stinky breath on your pooches mouth.

It is very important to maintain an oral health care for your dog. They will live longer and you can prevent any diseases from just simply brushing your dog’s teeth.

Oral health care is one of the most important part of your dogs well being because it is the entry point to nutrition and it is also the entry point for infection, microorganisms, parasites, and poison.

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Anamile Guerra
Anamile Guerra is a pet owner and entrepreneur with a passion for the well being of pets and animals. She believes in educating pet owners about natural and healthy alternatives to toxic chemicals in our dog's diets and nutrition. By following a natural lifestyle, we can prevent most common illnesses we see not only in our pet's health, but in our own well being, allowing us all to live long and happy lives.
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  • Are these therapies still relevant when the dog has a gum decease? I would love to make an appointment with the Vet who wrote this article please! My beautiful Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Bella has had 9 teeth removed and the Doctor wants to pull more. I want to try natural therapies first, but you mention that gum disease must be ruled out before you use coconut oil..

    • Gum disease is very serious and should be treated early on so that a dog doesn’t develop complications with their organs or can also lose all of its teeth. A dental cleaning may be needed to remove all the plaque. Once the plaque is under control I would then recommend to use coconut oil on your dogs teeth daily, it can help with bad breath and keep your dogs teeth clean.

  • I disagree with using baking soda! It is harmful when ingested in large amounts for dogs, as well as tumeric. There will be someone who might over do it in the recipe and make their dog ill. 😱😟

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