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Homemade Breath Mints for Dogs

Fresh breath at last. Say bye to bad breath with easy-to-make doggy breath mints!

These homemade breath mints for dogs are a fun and simple way to freshen your pup’s breath!

As much as we love a sweet kiss or lick from our Ziggy, we’re definitely not huge fans of his doggy breath. 

If you can relate, you’re going to love how quick and easy this frozen dog treat recipe is to make. 

Fresh, tasty and packed with superfood goodness, you’ll need little encourage-mint whipping up a batch for your pup.

Trust us, this dog breath mints recipe works. Not only did Ziggy gobble them down with glee, we certainly noticed the difference in his breath afterwards.

If you’ve been looking for a healthy and simple homemade dog breath freshener, this is it!

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Homemade Dog Treats for Fresh Breath

Recipe: Homemade Breath Mints for Dogs

Ingredients:
    • 1/2 cup fresh mint
    • 1/2 cup fresh parsley
    • 1/2 cup spinach
    • 1 cup natural yoghurt (sugar free)
    • 1/2 cup coconut oil
    • 1 tsp organic apple cider vinegar (ideally with Mother)

Homemade Dog Treats for Fresh Breath

Instructions:
  1. Chop and measure out the fresh ingredients.
  2. Blend all ingredients together using a food processor
  3. Spoon mixture into dog treat moulds and spread evenly, removing any excess mixture.
  4. Freeze 1-2 hours or until solid.
  5. Pop treats out of the moulds and serve – time to enjoy your pups new fresh breath!
  6. Store treats in an airtight container in the freezer.

DIY Doggy Breath Mints: Homemade Dog Treats for Fresh Breath

Health benefits: DIY dog breath mints

Not only is this recipe a great homemade dog treat for bad breath, it comes packed with vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants – all the good stuff your pup needs!

Here’s a breakdown of each ingredient and their health benefits for dogs:

Coconut Oil – A superfood for dogs. The ‘good fats’ in coconut mimic the properties of antioxidants and boost vitamin E, promoting tissue health and shiny coats in dogs. Coconut Oil is a great substitute when cooking at home for dogs. It can be used as a butter/fat substitute when making treats, or as a healthy oil when baking.

Apple Cider Vinegar – The holy grail of natural remedies for our pups. Can help with a range of things from balancing skin PH levels, general oral health to cleaning up tear stains.

Fresh Mint – A great way to keep your dog’s breath smelling sweet, and also has the added effect of calming an upset stomach.

Parsley – Just like us, dogs benefit from the breath freshening properties of parsley. As an added bonus, it also is a great source of antioxidants, Vitamins C, K, B and iron. Doggie kisses anyone? Read more about healthy herbs for dogs here.

Spinach – Spinach contains large amounts of vitamins A, B, C, and K. It also contains iron, antioxidants, beta-carotene, and roughage, which stimulate the digestive tract. Pet owners should be aware that spinach does contain oxalic acid, an alkaloid that can cause kidney damage to dogs if given in large doses.

Yoghurt – High in protein and a good source of calcium which keeps your pup’s bones healthy. Also full of probiotics which are great for your dog’s digestive system. If your pup is sensitive to Lactose, substitute for lactose-free yoghurt or one additional cup of coconut oil.

How to make Doggy Breath Mints

Of course, maintaining your dog’s dental care and regular dog teeth cleaning are important in keeping your pup healthy and preventing bad dog breath. 

But when you need a quick fix after your pup has been chowing down on stinky foods like sardines or shark fins, these homemade dog breath mints will be a hit. 

Now, go forth and enjoy fresh breath on your fur baby forevermore!

Homemade Dog Treats for Fresh Breath

DIY Doggy Breath Mints: Homemade Dog Treats for Fresh Breath

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