Can Dogs Eat Toothpaste?

can-dogs-eat-toothpasteDid you catch your dog in the bathroom chewing on your tube of toothpaste? Did she even eat some of the toothpaste? If that’s the scenario you are facing, I’m sure you are wondering whether dogs can eat toothpaste or is the toothpaste we use dangerous for our canine friends.

Can Dogs Eat Toothpaste?

To answer your question, dogs cannot eat toothpaste.

The toothpaste we use to clean our teeth contains fluoride, which is toxic for not only dogs but us humans as well. Don’t worry, though, you can still brush your teeth with the same old toothpaste you have always used, just make sure you don’t swallow it, and keep it out of your dog’s reach.

Also, if you want to brush your dog’s teeth with toothpaste, make sure you use a tube of toothpaste that is especially made for dogs. That is important because unlike us dogs are not capable of spitting out toothpaste, and as I already explained, the toothpaste we use contains fluoride, which makes it a bad idea to swallow toothpaste or let your dog swallow or eat toothpaste.

In conclusion, as toothpaste contains toxic fluoride, dogs should not be let to eat toothpaste.


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