Are you hesitant to pucker up to your dog thanks to stinky breath? Our helpful tooth brushing hints will have them feeling (and smelling) fresh in no time. But first things first—you have to find the best dog toothpaste for your best bud’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).
Virbac dog toothpaste 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.
Okay, this isn’t a toothpaste, really, but it’s might handy! KissAble makes well-regarded dog “tooth wipes” that don’t require a brush, which can be a good alternative to brushing.
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 that canine smile.
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 Arm & Hammer pet toothpaste freshens your dog’s chompers with the natural power of baking soda.
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.
Nutri-Vet toothpaste tastes like chicken, and many dog owners report it’s a successful flavor for their pets.
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.
Recommended by the Veterinary Oral Health Council, Petsmile toothpaste is brought to you by the same people who make SuperSmile for humans. It’s highly regarded by professionals, and can be used on a brush or simply applied with a finger for general dental maintenance.
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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