Does your dog have bad breath? This recipe for homemade fresh breath dog treats contains wholesome ingredients, and comes together easily. Dog bad breath treats are an absolute must, especially if you have a dog with stinky breath that likes to give kisses.
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Dogs get bad breath. It’s a fact of life. If you have an old dog like mine who thinks you’re trying to murder him with the toothbrush, your dog probably has bad breath most of the time. So, what do you do when your dog has bad breath? Obviously, teeth brushing and annual dental cleanings are recommended. There are also various chews like bully sticks that help remove plaque. But, sometimes all of that isn’t enough. These homemade fresh breath dog treats are great for those days when the puppy breath is a little overwhelming.
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If your dog is a kisser, you’ll definitely want to whip up a batch of dog treats for bad breath. They’re made with fresh mint and parsley and a few other wholesome ingredients. These crunchy treats will also help remove plaque from your dog’s teeth which is important to dental health.
Good oral hygiene is important to a dogs overall health. While these crunchy treats will help remove plaque and improve your dog’s breath, Veterinarians recommend regular teeth brushing for dogs and annual cleanings.
Winston has been my dog for more than 13 years. He’s part of the family. I take him to see our veterinarian once per year for his dental cleaning. They give him anesthesia and he sleeps through the whole thing. I don’t have the luxury of having him asleep when I attempt to brush his teeth. Honestly, brushing my dog’s teeth is such a traumatic ordeal (for both him and me) that I don’t do it as often as I should. I do make sure he gets regular checkups, eats a healthy diet, and takes supplements such as glucosamine supplements for dogs which help his joints. I want Winston to stick around for as long as possible.
This is Winston.
Does he look like a dog with bad breath? Trust me… it is terrible.
Winston has stinky, stinky, stinky breath.
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Fortunately, Winston LOVES homemade fresh breath treats, and I think your dog will too. Here’s the recipe and a printable version is at the bottom of this post:
Homemade Fresh Breath Dog Treats Recipe
2.5 cups of oats
1/2 cup of fresh mint, chopped
1/2 cup of fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 cup of water
2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Add the oats to a blender or food processor and mix until it’s very fine like flour.
In a large bowl, mix together the oats, egg, water, coconut oil, parsley and mint until it’s a dough consistency.
Use a rolling pin or a glass to roll the dough flat. Use a bone cookie cutter to cut shapes out.
Place the dog bone shaped dough on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
Bake for 40 minutes until crispy.
Let cool before serving to your pup! Store in an air-tight container for up to one month.
I think your pup is going to love these homemade dog treats as much as Winston, and you’re going to love his fresh breath!
Homemade Fresh Breath Dog Treats
- 2.5 cups of oats
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup of fresh mint chopped
- 1/2 cup of fresh parsley chopped
- 1/4 cup of water
- 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Add the oats to a blender or food processor and mix until it's very fine like flour.
- In a large bowl, mix together the oats, egg, water, coconut oil, parsley and mint until it's a dough consistency.
- Use a rolling pin or a glass to roll the dough flat. Use a bone cookie cutter to cut shapes out.
- Place the dog bone shaped dough on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
- Bake for 40 minutes until crispy.
- Let cool before serving to your pup! Store in an air-tight container for up to one month.
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Janet Fazio says
Winston is adorable! Charlie could certainly use with a little breath freshening up. There’s hardly a treat she won’t eat, so I’ll give these a try.
So I had bought my pup some minties (alternative for greenies), however he did not like them. Not to mention that I did not see they add coloring to it. I wanted a more natural way, and found this. Let’s just say, he loved them. Thanks
I am so glad to hear this. Thank you for sharing! My pups enjoy them too.