Our dogs love to snuggle in close proximity to our faces, but once they outgrow that adorable puppy-breath stage, this can become an unpleasant, smelly experience. A great dental care routine will keep your dog’s mouth healthy, breath fresher, but it’s unrealistic to think that you’re going to go all in those canines three times a day. For a day-to day-freshening, a healthy treat to keep bad breath under control is a snuggle-saver.

Instead of buying breath-freshening treats off the shelf, you can make your own versions! Homemade breath treats are often healthier, and you know exactly what’s in them.

Related: My Dog’s Breath Smells Really Bad

1.  HOMEMADE GREENIES RECIPE

These Homemade Greenies get five stars for tasting great and helping your dog’s breath smell sweet.

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In your food processor, combine mint, parsley, charcoal, diatomaceous earth, brewers yeast, gelatin and egg. Process until smooth.
  • Add melted coconut oil, ghee, bone broth and chlorophyll, process until well combined.
  • Add garbanzo bean flour 1/2 cup at a time, pulsing to combine until the mixture resembles a dough or will press together into your hand making a dough – similar to play dough. It should not be dry, add a few drops of water if it’s too dry or additional flour if too wet until it will hold together.
  • Roll out on parchment paper to roughly 1/4 inch thick and cut into desired shapes.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
  • Transfer to a cooling rack to cool before storing in an airtight container.

2. FRESH BREATH TREATS RECIPE

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add parsley and mint to the melted coconut oil and mix well.
  • If using a mold, pour in the mixture. If you don’t have a moll you can roll the mixture into small balls and let harden on parchment paper.
  • Sprinkle the turmeric on top for anti-inflammatory help
  • Let chill in the refrigerator for an hour before using – store in the fridge.
  • Feed your dog one daily to help keep the dogs breath smelling fresh!

 

3. DOGGIE BREATH MINTS

Why does this recipe tend to work? It’s got parsley! Parsley is a natural antibacterial, and actual mint to make your dog’s breath sweet.

Superfood Doggie Fresh Breath Treats

Superfood Doggie Fresh Breath Treats: Boost your dog’s health, treat him to a delicious snack, and freshen his breath, all with one recipe!Find the full recipe here: https://skinnyms.com/superfood-dog-fresh-breath-treats-recipe/

Posted by Skinny Ms. on Monday, September 25, 2017

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats,
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 1 large egg (see tip below for dogs with allergies to chicken products)
  • 1/4 cup of water, plus 1 tablespoon (more water as needed to form the dough)
  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil (unrefined extra-virgin is best)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325° F
  2. Add oats to a blender and pulse to a flour like consistency. In a large bowl whisk together diced parsley and mint, egg, water, and oil. Add oat flour and stir to combine. Knead dough a few times then turn out onto a lightly floured surface.
  3. Using your hands or a rolling pin, flatten dough to about 1/8″ thick. Using a cookie cutter or knife cut out approximately 40 (1-inch mints) mints. Place mints about 1/4-inch a part on a parchment lined or non-stick cookie sheet. Bake 35-40 minutes, or until golden and crispy.
  4. Allow mints to cool completely before serving. Store in an airtight container.
  5. Tip: For dogs with allergies to chicken products, substitute one large egg with 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce.

 

Now that you’ve got a few recipes to help your dogs breath stay fresh you can keep those cuddles going without being offended!

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