The 7 Best Cat Toothpastes (Review) in 2020

best cat toothpastes

When it comes to pampering, habits, and hygiene; pets are not different from human babies. Both need to be taken care of in the early years.

The only difference is that with age we humans learn to take care of ourselves, whereas in the case of pets it is we who need to take care of their minutest things.

We need to take care of our pet’s nutrition, daily exercise, vaccination, and last but not least to mention their hygiene.

Proper hygiene ensures that they stay fit, do not face any health issues, and remain playful and active. We often review products which are of general utility to us.

Today we are reviewing the kinds of cat toothpaste that can help to keep your cat’s dental health intact.

When it comes to selecting toothpaste for cats, it is essential to take note of the ingredients of the toothpaste, the flavor, the safety of the product used, the ability of toothpaste to remove dental problems.

If you stay with us till the end, we will guide you on the best safe ingredients in the cat toothpaste.

Here is a quick look at the 7 best cat toothpastes that we have shortlisted for you that can help you to keep the dental health of your cat intact and most importantly, your pet cat won’t mind brushing the teeth with it.

All flavors are super exciting, cats simply love them! Check it out!

  1. 3 Pack C.e.t. Enzymatic Toothpaste – Poultry Flavor – 2.5 Oz (70 Grams)-Best in flavor.
  2. Vetoquinol Enzadent Enzymatic Toothpaste for Cats & Dogs – 3.2 oz, (3 Pack)-Best multipurpose toothpaste, for cats and dogs.
  3. Petrodex Dental Kit for Cats, Malt Flavor Toothpaste, 2.5 oz– Best for grown-up cats and kittens.
  4. PET KING BRANDS Oratene Toothpaste Gel 2.5oz– Gel-based toothpaste.
  5. BarkBox Bright Toothpaste & Toothbrush Chews Kit – Dental Treats for Dogs and Cats -Best toothpaste overall.
  6. Oxyfresh Pet Toothpaste For Dogs and Cats– Professional Formula– The only toothpaste with antiseptic properties, can be applied to wounds.
  7. Dolzzeiy  Dental Care Oral Teeth Care-Best small size toothpaste to try the first time.

Let’s dive in!

1. 3 Pack C.e.t. Enzymatic Toothpaste – Poultry Flavor – 2.5 Oz (70 Grams)

C.e.t. Enzymatic Toothpaste

Pros:

  • Designed and formulated by a veterinary doctor.
  • Inhibits plaque formation and tartar buildup.
  • Promotes gum health.
  • Safe to swallow.
  • It has an exciting poultry flavor.

Cons:

  • Some customers feel that the flavor is not strong enough to keep the pet glued to it.

C.E.T toothpaste is formulated by Virbac. Virbac was formed by a French veterinarian, in 1968. Having said that the toothpaste is formulated by a veterinarian doctor, you can now rest be assured about the safety of its ingredients.

C.E.T toothpaste is a daily ‘treat’ that you can give to your cats. This is because it has a poultry flavor, so cats simply love it!

The toothpaste contains C.E.T dual enzyme that makes it anti-bacterial, and more abrasive. Moreover, it does not contain fluoride, so it is safe even if your pet swallows it.

C.E.T toothpaste effectively removes plaque and extra build up from your cat’s jaws without harming it.

2. Vetoquinol Enzadent Enzymatic Toothpaste for Cats & Dogs – 3.2 oz, (3 Pack)

Vetoquinol Enzadent Enzymatic Toothpaste

Pros:

  • Inhibits plaque formation and tartar buildup.
  • Promotes oral health and gums.
  • Safe to swallow.
  • It has an exciting poultry flavor.
  • Does not contain harmful ingredients

Cons:

  • Some of the customers find a problem with the flavor of the toothpaste.

Imagine having one toothpaste for both of your pet viz, cats, and dogs. Yes! Ventoquinol toothpaste can be used for both.

It comes in amazing poultry flavor so your pet won’t object to the idea of getting its teeth brushed.

Secondly, the ingredients used are safe for your pets. There won’t be any problem even if they swallow it. (which they are bound to do in any case because they don’t know how to spit like humans!)

Ventoquinol toothpaste effectively keeps plaque and tartar buildup away if you use it regularly.

3. Petrodex Dental Kit for Cats, Malt Flavor Toothpaste, 2.5 oz 

Petrodex Dental Kit

Pros:

  • The tube is made from the plastic material.
  • Does not contain harmful chemicals.
  • Additional brushes provided with the toothpaste.
  • Helps to keep plaque and tartar away
  • It has an amazing malt flavor.
  • Suitable for grown-up cats and kittens.

Cons:

  •  Some of the customers have issues with the malt flavor.

Here’s a toothpaste you can use for grown-up cats and kittens. Along with the toothpaste you get a finger brush that can be used to brush the teeth of your pet effectively.

A quick look at the ingredients reveals the use of sorbitol, dicalcium phosphate, water, hydrated silica, glycerin, barley malt extract, dextrose, xanthan gum, acidified calcium sulphate, potassium benzoate, potassium sorbate, aspergillus niger fermentation extract.

None of the above-listed ingredients are harmful and it is a safe product to be used even if swallowed by pets. It effectively takes care of oral hygiene and keeps plaque and tartar away.

The use of a plastic tube for packing toothpaste is a great feature that many others in the same category do not possess.

This is because there are fewer chances of the chemicals in the paste reacting to plastic rather than a metal container.

4. PET KING BRANDS Oratene Toothpaste Gel 2.5oz

PET KING BRANDS Oratene Toothpaste

Pros:

  • Gel-based toothpaste.
  • Contains soothing aloe vera.
  • Does not contain alcohol, xylitol, or chlorhexidine
  • Does not create foam.
  • Effectively removes plaque and tartar
  • Freshens breath.
  • Suitable for dry mouth problems

Cons:

  • We could not find any.

Oratene toothpaste is gel-based. While the normal pastes are thicker in texture, gels are less abrasive and made with silica to create a clear texture.

The best part about using a gel-based toothpaste is that they do not create foam.

A close look at the contents reveals the use of aloe vera, cellulose gum, dextrose, glyceryl methacrylate, polyglycerol, potassium thiocyanate, sorbitol.

Natural Enzymes: dextranase, glucose oxidase, lactoferrin, lactoperoxidase, lysozyme, mutanase.

No artificial enzymes are used in the product and that makes it extra safe even if it is swallowed by your pet.

This gel particularly is useful if your cat drinks less water and has a problem of dry mouth. It takes care of gums, teeth, and effectively removes tartar and plaque.

5. BarkBox Bright Toothpaste & Toothbrush Chews Kit – Dental Treats for Dogs and Cats 

BarkBox Bright Toothpaste

Pros:

  • Single toothpaste for dogs and cats.
  • Available in chicken flavor.
  • It is 3-enzyme toothpaste
  • X shaped chew stick used to brush teeth
  • No harmful ingredients
  • Safe to swallow
  • Effectively removes plaque and tartar.

Cons:

  • We could not find any.

Made in the USA, the Barkbox brand is developed by veterinary doctors. Unlike other toothpaste, Barkbox comes with an X shaped chew stick.

Pets prefer to chew a stick rather than allowing us to brush their teeth using a toothbrush.

Perhaps it is the only 3-enzyme toothpaste available in the market that effectively keeps all dental problems of your pets at a bay.

When it comes to chewing sticks, the main concern is whether our pet will gain calories from it? Rest, be assured.

With Barkbox toothpaste and the chewing sticks, your pet won’t put on the extra calories after using it.

The mouth-watering chicken flavor is tempting enough for your pet to keep on wanting it. It is safe even if your pet swallows it as no harmful chemicals are used. The product is designed keeping in view multiple daily usages and the safety of your pet.

6. Oxyfresh Pet Toothpaste For Dogs and Cats– Professional Formula 

Oxyfresh Pet Toothpaste

Pros:

  • Can be used for dogs and cats.
  • Does not contain harmful chemicals.
  • Safe to swallow.
  • Takes care of plaque and tartar.
  • Can be applied to the wounds to disinfect it.

Cons:

  • Mint flavor might not be liked by the pets.
  • Some of the users complain of a chlorine smell.

Oxyfresh is a mint flavor toothpaste for your pets. It can be used for cats as well as dogs. A close look at the ingredients reveals the use of water (aqua), chondrus crispus (carrageenan), stabilized chlorine dioxide (oxygene®), aloe barbadensis leaf juice, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) extract, methylparaben, propylparaben.

Some of you might feel that methylparaben is a harmful ingredient. At this point, we would like to clarify that the FDA regulates the cosmetic ingredients and they continue to approve the use of parabens.

Methylparaben has anti-fungal properties so it is used in toothpaste. As a precaution do not use the product while your pet is taking a sunbath.

Some of the users complain of the foul smell. The foul chlorine-like smell is due to the uses of the Oxygene ingredient (stabilized chlorine dioxide).

The product does not list sugar as its ingredients, so rest be assured your pet won’t gain calories after using it.

The other advantage of this toothpaste is that it can be applied to the wounds and it helps to heal it.

7. Dolzzeiy  Dental Care Oral Teeth Care

Dolzzeiy Dental Care

Pros:

  • Effectively takes care of plaque and tartar.
  • It has an enchanting beef flavor.
  • It is made with safe ingredients.
  • It can be swallowed by pets.

Cons:

  • We could not find any.

Dolzzeiy toothpaste is meant for both dogs and cats. The beef flavor paste makes brushing teeth an interesting daily routine. Your pet would rather wait for it.

A close look at the ingredients reveals the use of food-grade sorbitol, water, hydrated silica, sodium lauryl sulfate, polysorbitol 20.

None of the ingredients listed above is harmful to your pet. Hence it is perfectly alright if your pet swallows the toothpaste.

It effectively handles the problems of plaque and tartar and freshens the breath. The best part is that it is available in a small size pack of 100 grams.

This feature allows you to try the product once to see if your pet likes it.

Conclusion:

We humans can speak and express but animals cannot do it. That is why we went the extra mile and shortlisted some of the best toothpaste for cats.

Although all the products that we listed above are safe to use for your pets, still if you have any prevalent medical condition, it is better to consult your doctor before using the product.

Looking at the make, the ingredients, the safety of the product, the ease of use and the price component we feel BarkBox Bright Toothpaste & Toothbrush Chews Kit – Dental Treats for Dogs and Cats is the best toothpaste for your cats.

On an ending note, we would like to list some of the items that are considered safe to be used in cat toothpaste.

BarkBox Bright Toothpaste

So next time you shop for toothpaste, don’t worry if it has the following ingredients. We hope our recommendation helps you to choose the best toothpaste. We would like to hear from you about any concerns that you might have!

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I’m Lisa Summerlin, Head of Content @ Review Roller. I regularly write here and I'm the girl responsible for ensuring that every article we publish is epic and useful.

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