Did you know that periodontal (gum) disease is the most common clinical health condition in adult dogs, according to the AKC Canine Health Foundation? According to veterinarians, cleaning your dog’s teeth is just as important as cleaning your own, preventing the buildup of plaque and tartar and associated bacterias which ultimately lead to gingivitis and gum disease.
There are many commercial toothpastes and mouthwashes on the market specially-formulated for dogs, as human toothpaste and mouthwash formulas often contain ingredients which may be poisonous to dogs when ingested, such as xylitol (safe for humans but not for dogs) and fluoride (potentially harmful for humans too). They also can contain foaming ingredients which may upset your dog’s stomach, as toothpaste formulated for humans is meant to be spit out whereas it is hard to prevent a dog from ingesting it.
The downside to many toothpastes formulated for dogs is that they can contain many chemical ingredients like chlorhexidine, sodium peroxide or polyphosphates.
While Auromere toothpaste was not specifically formulated for dogs, many of our clients over the years have shared with us that our Ayurvedic herbal toothpaste was just as effective for their dogs as it was for them! One of our recent clients (a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) could not purchase her regular brand of dog toothpaste due to the Coronavirus health crisis and instead used her own Auromere Ayurvedic Toothpaste. This is what she had to say:
I have some interesting and exciting feedback. My old Border Terrier has terrible mouth odor and tartar. It’s Covid and I ran out of his paste. So I decided to try your mint free human paste. Omg. It actually works better than regular dog toothpaste or any of the gels or even rinses in my hands. And he likes the flavor! Maybe chlorhexidine rinse would be on a par with Auromere, but that’s actually more awkward to give and I don’t have any right now anyway.
The effect was essentially instantaneous. His breath smells like licorice and even the next day that necrotic revolting odor that he had before still is not evident. Gone! I’m only actually brushing him once a day and even twelve hours later he is still maintaining pretty darn good breath, which probably means bacterial counts in his mouth have likely dropped. …
Wow! Very very pleased! You have helped my old guy immensely.T.L.G., D.V.M. (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine)
For brushing your dog’s teeth, we recommend using our foam-free varieties, available in Mint and Cardamom-Fennel flavors:
- Bamboo ToothbrushProduct on sale
- Foam-Free Cardamom-Fennel Ayurvedic Toothpaste$8.99
Wishing the best of health to you and your dog!