Thursday, 3 March 2016

Homemade Coconut Oil Herbal Toothpaste for Dogs and Cats

DIY recipe for homemade coconut oil herbal toothpaste for dogs and cats combines the natural goodness of coconut oil, turmeric, stevia, and kelp. This toothpaste works hard to kill bad bacteria that cause plaque, and bad breath. The ingredients also aid in dissolving plaque, while reducing inflammation of the gums.

Health promoting and healing, simply natural, simply good…

DIY Recipe – Coconut Oil Herbal Toothpaste for Dogs, Cats

You Will Need The Following Items -
  • Coconut Oil - organic
  • Herbal Ingredients
    • Kelp powder - deep sea kelp, or Norwegian kelp
    • Turmeric powder – organic or wild crafted
    • Stevia extract – organic or wild crated
    • Oil of oregano - organic or wild crafted
  • Utensils
    • Soft bristled tooth brush, or
    • Organic cotton balls,
    • Or small, soft clean cloth.
    • Glass or pottery mixing bowl
    • Small glass jar
Preparation and Storage -
  • 1/4 cup organic coconut oil
    • If the coconut oil is solid rather than soft or liquid, place the jar of coconut oil (make sure the lid is on tight!) in warm water, or put the measured amount of coconut oil in saucepan on lowest setting and gently heat until soft. Coconut oil becomes a liquid when room temperature is 76o F / 24.4o C.
  • 1/8 tsp of organic turmeric
  • 1/8 tsp kelp
  • 2 drops of organic stevia extract
  • 3 drops of oil of oregano
  • Place all ingredients together in a glass or pottery bowl, mix together, blend well.
  • Pour resulting mixture (herbal toothpaste) into a small glass jar.
  • Store in the refrigerator.

How To Use the Coconut Oil Herbal Toothpaste -
  • When you are ready to brush your dogs or cats teeth… 
    • Make sure the lid of the toothpaste jar is on tight.
    • Place the jar of toothpaste in warm water for a few minutes – this will soften the toothpaste.
    • To ensure the toothpaste remains pristine, use a clean spoon to scoop the desired amount of toothpaste out of the jar, and into a small cup.
    • Dip a clean toothbrush, your finger, or cotton ball into the toothpaste in the cup.
  • Gently brush your dogs or cats teeth with the toothpaste.
Can’t Get One of the Ingredients?
If you are not able to get one of the following ingredients - stevia, or turmeric, or kelp, you can still make an effective toothpaste, even if you leave one of the ingredients out.

More about the health benefits of…
  • Coconut oil - go here.
  • Turmeric – go here.
  • Oil of oregano is a natural antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral.
  • Kelp – Bacillus lichenformis is a ‘good’ bacteria that lives on the surface of the kelp plant. When kelp is introduced to your dog’s mouth the Bacillus lichenformis releases an enzyme. The enzyme breaks down bad bacteria biofilm that causes plaque formation.
  • Stevia – is a sweet tasting herb that offers antibacterial, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties and reduces biofilm.
If your dog or cat has a health condition always check for contradictions, and drug interactions before using herbs, nutraceuticals, and alternative medicines. These are discussed in the links provided above.

Additional Assistance – Holistic Health and Wellness
If you require additional support and guidance, contact me to discuss your requirements. I will determine the appropriate course of action for your situation, and I will provide you with a quotation for cost of services. 

I offer holistic services to clients located around the world.
Please note - I do NOT sell food or supplements. I am not aligned with any companies. I do this so that I can remain 100% objective in selecting, recommending and prescribing the best solutions for my individual clients' situation.

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Note -

1.0 Use of Foods, Herbs, Nutraceuticals and Alternative Medicines:

When choosing to use any of the items or protocols in the article above, it is your responsibility to ensure safe use of the item/protocol. Food, herbs, nutraceuticals and alternative medicines all have drug interactions, most have health issue contradictions, some have side effects. Use of substances and protocols are your responsibility. Prior to use of any substance or protocol make sure you do your research - check for all cautions, contradictions,interactions, side effects. If in doubt do not use the substance or protocol. If the substance, or protocol is contradicted for your animal do not use. If your animal has an underlying condition you are not aware of substances may conflict with that condition.

2.0 The Real Meaning of Holistic…

Food, herbs, nutraceuticals and alternative medicines are NOT ‘holistic’ they are a substance and MAY, or may NOT be ‘NATURAL’. It is important to keep in mind that the supplement industry is just as unethical as BigPharma, the Food and Pet Food Industry, and unfortunately many veterinarians.

If you use a ‘natural’ substance (i.e. an herb) you are using a natural substance, this is not synonymous with holistic.

Holistic is a way of approaching life, and within that - overall health, and wellbeing.

Please do not expect a natural substance to miraculously remedy a health or behavioral situation. A natural substance may be used to treat symptoms. However, if the factors causing the underlying issue are not properly identified, analyzed and addressed you do not have a remedy.

Remedy requires a comprehensive approach that identifies root cause, seeks to remove items that trigger, cause or otherwise contribute to issues, and builds a complete, and detailed approach to immediate treatment, remedy, and maintenance of long-term health = holistic.

I offer extensive consultation services - Holistic Diet, Nutrition Wellness and Holistic Behavioral, for people that are serious about looking after their dogs and cats holistically. If you want to engage my services you can contact me via email or phone.

If you are looking for additional free advice, please refer back to the articles on my site, do not contact me via email or phone - personalized service is for my clients / patients only.

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