I donít even know if dogsí teeth need the same or different things than humans, other than cleaning.
I bought Virbac C. E. T. Enzymatic Toothpaste "for companion animals only".
Ingredients are Sorbitol, Dicalcium Phosphate Anhydrous, Purified Water, Hydrated Silica, Glycerin, Dextrose, Xanthan Gum, Vanillan, Titanium Dioxide, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Benzoate, Methyl Salicylate, Potassium Thiocyanate, Glucose Oxidase (aspergillus Niger) and Lactoperioxide.
Sorbitol, Dextrose, Polysorbate 20 are SUGAR.
Sodium Benzoate is a common food preservative.
Methyl Salicylate is an NSAID pain reliever found in ASPERCREME.
"Brushing with a natural toothpaste that has glycerin is completely counterproductive."
"Hydrated Silica Ė Used to remove debris and stains, this common abrasive is a component of sand. Over time, it can scratch and damage your tooth enamel and may prevent tooth remineralization by changing your mouth's acidic balance."
"Dicalcium phosphate is used as a food additive, it is found in some toothpastes as a polishing agent and is a biomaterial."
" Titanium dioxide is often used to impart whiteness to food products, cosmetics and personal care items, like toothpaste."
"The pharmaceutical industry uses potassium thiocyanate as a raw material for chemotherapeutic drugs, antibiotics and thyroid medications."
"When glucose oxidase is in the presence of glucose and oxygen, it becomes antibacterial.The enzymes generate hydrogen peroxide that targets plaque and tartar."
So this dog toothpaste is essentially 3 sugars with enzyme that turns it into hydrogen peroxide, abrasive material and polisher, tooth whitener and pain reliever as base material.
No flavoring except maybe the sweetness from sugar. Are you kidding me? I am not putting this stuff in my puppy's mouth. Be better off using brush alone.