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DIY Doggy Breath Mints: Homemade Fresh Breath Dog Treats!

Say bye to bad doggy breath, and hello to these easy-to-make minty fresh dog treats.

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Photography: Katy and Shell

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 treat away!

Super tasty and filled to the brim with superfood goodness, these easy-to-make DIY doggy breath mints give 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 fresh breath dog treats will be a hit – trust us. 

See the recipe and our how-to video below to make your very own DIY Doggy Breath Mints. May you go forth and enjoy fresh breath on your fur baby evermore!

 

Watch: DIY Homemade Doggy Breath Mints Recipe

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)

DIY Doggy Breath Mints: Homemade Fresh Breath Dog Treats!

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.

DIY Doggy Breath Mints: Homemade Fresh Breath Dog Treats!

DIY Doggy Breath Mints: Homemade Fresh Breath Dog Treats!

Instructions:

  1. Chop and measure out the fresh ingredients.
  2. Blend all ingredients together using a food processor
  3. Spoon mixture into moulds and spread evenly, removing any excess mixture.
  4. Freeze 1-2 hours or until solid.
  5. Pop treats out of the molds 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 Fresh Breath Dog Treats!

DIY Doggy Breath Mints: Homemade Fresh Breath Dog Treats!

DIY Doggy Breath Mints: Homemade Fresh Breath Dog Treats!

WANT MORE HOMEMADE HEALTHY DOG TREAT RECIPES?

The Ultimate Dog Treat Recipe Book - 52 Weeks of Treats - Simple and Healthy Dog Treat Recipes for Every SeasonCheck 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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