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Staying on top of your dog’s dental care is an important part of maintaining their health since periodontal disease can lead to painful infections and tooth loss. If bacteria from tooth or gum disease goes untreated, it can enter your dog’s bloodstream causing serious kidney, liver, and heart issues.
Not to mention the bad breath! As much as we love our dogs, it can be difficult to enjoy their slobbery kisses when their breath makes you want to pass out. Not sure how to brush your dog’s teeth? Check out this quick video.
Now it’s time to find the best dog toothpaste for your pet’s teeth and tastebuds! Here are our top 10 favorite brands of dog toothpaste in a variety of flavors and sizes.
The poultry flavor of Petrodex toothpaste reels dogs in and the special formula reduces tartar and plaque buildup on their teeth (making that breath a little fresher, as well). Since this toothpaste doesn’t foam, there’s no need to rinse once you’re done brushing your dog’s teeth.Buy Now on Amazon for $7.97
This organic toothpaste formula can be used to clean your dog’s teeth as well as your cat’s! It comes with a dog toothbrush and finger brush, so you can easily brush your dog’s teeth, gums, and tongue.Buy Now on Amazon for $9.95
Virbac has specialized in animal dental health for 30 years, and their dog toothpaste formula boasts more enzymes than other brands for an extra-deep clean and serious anti-bacterial action. From seafood to vanilla mint to beef, there’s bound to be a flavor your dog will love.Buy Now on Amazon for $9.25
Vet’s Best super-gentle formula dog toothpaste is made with aloe, grapefruit seed extract, baking soda, and other natural, dog-friendly ingredients. You only need to use it a few times a week to improve your dog’s dental health. For 50 cents more, you can get the gel plus a dog toothbrush!Buy Now on Amazon for $7.21
Sporting an array of interesting flavors your dog will adore (liver or peanut, anyone?), Nylabone tarter control toothpaste comes via a trusted brand in dog chews. This formula includes Denta-C, which decreases plaque that carries bacteria.Buy Now on Amazon for $3.16
From the makers of the popular baking soda-based human toothpaste, this Arm & Hammer pet toothpaste fights tartar buildup with the natural power of baking soda. This package comes with dog toothpaste, a finger toothbrush, and a dog toothbrush.Buy Now on Amazon for $8.29
With an enticing vanilla flavor, EZ Dog toothpaste even contains tea tree oil for promoting healthy dog gums. And because it’s non-foaming, you won’t need to rinse after brushing.Buy Now on Amazon for $6.99
Nutri-Vet toothpaste tastes like chicken, and many dog owners report it’s a successful flavor for their pets.Buy Now on Amazon for $2.99
TropiClean natural canine teeth-cleaning gel doesn’t require brushing. Just squeeze a couple of drops into your dog’s mouth, and their saliva will do the rest, coating their teeth with gel for a quick, easy clean. This natural dog toothpaste includes non-caffeinated green tea extract, which is a natural fluoride that helps fight bacteria.Buy Now on Amazon for $13.99
Recommended by the Veterinary Oral Health Council, Petsmile toothpaste is brought to you by the same people who make SuperSmile human toothpaste. It’s highly regarded by professionals and can be used on a brush or simply applied with a finger for general dental maintenance.Buy Now on Amazon for $24.90
Some dogs are picky about the flavor and consistency of their toothpaste, so you may have to try more than one brand before you find the right fit.
Thankfully, there are plenty of dog toothpastes available, and they’re fairly inexpensive. Regular brushing will help keep your dog’s smile clean, healthy, and most of all, kissable.
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