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DIY Doggy Breath Mints: Homemade Dog Treats for Fresh Breath
Say bye to bad doggy breath, and hello to these easy-to-make minty fresh dog treats.
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As much as we love Ziggy and think his sloppy kisses are super sweet, we’re definitely not huge fans of his doggy breath (dog parents, we know you relate!)
The good news is – fresh minty breath for your fur baby is just a frozen dog treat away.
Super tasty and filled to the brim with superfood goodness, these easy-to-make DIY doggy breath mints give dodgy doggy breath the boot (we’ve also kept it a secret from Ziggy that he’s not the only one reaping the benefits of this treat!)
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 treats for fresh breath will be a hit.
Trust us, not only did Ziggy gobble down these treats with glee, we really noticed the difference in his breath afterwards.
So if you’re looking for dog breath mints that work – and are fun to make – you’ve found them!
How to Make Easy Homemade Dog Treats for Fresh Breath
As you’ll see from the list of ingredients below, not only is this dog treat recipe great for putting a stop to your pup’s questionable breath – it comes with a stack of health benefits too.
See our DIY Doggy Breath Mints recipe below and fun how-to video to make your very own.
Now, go forth and enjoy fresh breath on your fur baby forevermore!
DIY DOGGY BREATH MINTS: 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. Grab our Mint + Fruit Infused Water Recipe here!
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.
- 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)
- Chop and measure out the fresh ingredients.
- Blend all ingredients together using a food processor
- Spoon mixture into moulds and spread evenly, removing any excess mixture.
- Freeze 1-2 hours or until solid.
- Pop treats out of the molds and serve – time to enjoy your pups new fresh breath!
- Store treats in an airtight container in the freezer.
Watch: DIY Doggy Breath Mints Recipe
Find more healthy dog treat recipes in the 52 Weeks of Treats eBook
Check out our eBook 52 Weeks of Treats – Simple & Healthy Dog Treat Recipes for Every Season.
Now in it’s 2nd edition, 52 Weeks of Treats has over 30 healthy DIY dog treat recipes – including everything from summer ‘Blueberry Pupsicles’ to hearty winter ‘Beef Bites’.
With a handy allergies guide, quick references for grain and dairy free recipes AND a whole section just for special occasions (Doggie Birthday Cake anyone?) 52 Weeks of Treats is the ultimate dog treat recipe book.
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