Can I use human toothpaste on my dog or cat?

Original Question: Can I give my dog or cat human toothpaste? - Anonymous

Can I use human toothpaste on my dog or cat? Sep 11, 2020

No, the use of a human toothpaste is not recommended mainly because of the high fluoride (not salt) content, which may lead to acute, but more likely chronic, toxicity problems as pets do not rinse and spit but rather swallow the toothpaste. A non-foaming formula is encouraged, but it is not critical. A flavor pets like is best as it will allow owners to brush the teeth for a longer period (Gorrel, 2013).

Jeanne Perrone, MS, CVT, VTS (Dentistry)

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Can I use human toothpaste on my dog or cat?
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No, the use of a human toothpaste is not recommended mainly because of the high fluoride (not salt) content, which may lead to acute, but more likely chronic, toxicity problems as pets do not rinse and spit but rather swallow the toothpaste.
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