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
These Homemade Greenies get five stars for tasting great and helping your dog’s breath smell sweet.
- 1/2 cup fresh mint packed
- 1/2 cup fresh parsely, chopped packed
- 1 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon activated charcoal or 12 capsules cut open
- 1 tablespoon diatomaceous earth
- 2 tablespoons Brewers Yeast
- 1/2 teaspoon grass fed gelatin
- 3 tablespoons Organic Coconut Oil melted
- 1 tablespoon Ghee melted
- 1/2 cup bone broth or filtered water, warmed
- 1 tablespoon liquid chlorophyll or freshly juiced wheat grass, optional
- 4 +/- cups garbanzo bean flour aka chickpea flour
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.
- 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!
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.
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Posted by Skinny Ms. on Monday, September 25, 2017
- 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)
- Preheat the oven to 325° F
- 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.
- 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.
- Allow mints to cool completely before serving. Store in an airtight container.
- 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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