Can Dogs Use Human Toothpaste

can dogs use human toothpaste

Wouldn’t it be great if dogs had minty fresh breath? Of course it would, because that would make them even more kissable! If you’re thinking about making this a reality, then this article is for you. So…Can Dogs use human toothpaste? The short answer is NO, absolutely not! Now let’s get into the top five reasons that giving your dog human toothpaste is a very bad idea. Five Reasons Why Your Dog Cannot Use Human Toothpaste Deadly Ingredients – Some human toothpaste products contain xylitol and xylitol KILLS Dogs. If your…

Waterpik for Dogs Teeth – Can You Use a Waterpik On a Dog?

waterpik for dogs teeth

One thing is for sure: today’s dog owners are getting way more involved in cleaning their dog’s teeth at home to prevent high cost dental cleanings (you can see my vet bill below). And since this is a hot topic with lots of questions, I thought I’d share my personal experience since making the switch from dog toothbrush to waterflosser. The first and most common question is this: Can You Use a Waterpik on A Dog? I absolutely do! And at the end of this article, you can watch a…

Can You Give a Dog Mouthwash to Freshen Stinky Breath?

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One of the most common problems we address at Senior Dog Days is stinky, malodorous dog breath.  And with over 70% of dogs over the age of 3 showing signs of periodontal disease, it stands to reason that bad dog breath is a top concern of dog owners. Can you give a dog human mouthwash?   Many mouthwash and toothpaste products made for humans contain the artificial sweetener called Xylitol (Zy-la-tall) which even in tiny amounts can kill a dog. If your mouthwash doesn’t contain xylitol, it probably contains alcohols,…

Dog Too Old for Teeth Cleaning? Anesthesia vs. Mouth Rot

safe for old dogs to have teeth cleaned

Other than cost, the most popular reason pet owners are reluctant to get their older dog’s teeth cleaned is the fear of putting their dog under (anesthesia) and thinking that their dog is too old to survive the procedure.  As a result, a lot of older dogs are living out their senior years with smelly mouths that contain potentially rotting teeth and painful gums. Research shows that numerical age is a point of consideration, but it is not the deciding factor for whether or not a dog is too old…