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Hello, I heard that it is a good dentifrice for dogs, that it removes plaque.
I have tried brushing my little chi mix's teeth & noticed they do get white, and his breath is good for a while afterwards.

Is anyone else aware of this? I learned it from a random stranger with another small dog :)
 

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Hmmm....

Never heard of such. I'd place that into the "wive's tale" bin.

Why not use a dentifrice made for dogs. Many are readily available in various flavors (chicken, beef, peanut butter, mint.....) and are not expensive per use. Please do not use human toothpaste or anything with xylitol.
 

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I suppose people do use oil for tooth cleaning, and ground peanuts could serve a mild abrasive that'd take off residue without damaging enamel. But store-bought peanut butter usually has added sugar, which would have the opposite effect of what you'd want in the long run. And getting all that peanut grit up in the gumline seems like it could cause more problems than it solves. Seems to me that if you're concerned about dental health it makes more sense to use a tested, proven effective product.
 

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Yeah adding a sugar-filled sticky substance to the hard-to-reach places in your dog's mouth just doesn't seem like a good idea to me.

If you want to use a natural product you'd be better off with coconut oil. Or make your own with baking soda.
 

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Thanks to everyone who replied. My little guy only has 7 teeth left, so I am trying hard to save them. BTW, I do use peanut butter ground by my local grocer with no salt or sugar.
 
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