These homemade dog breath mint treats are easy to make and filled with healthy wholesome ingredients. Our pup loves them, and I can feel good about pampering him.
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Dogs get bad breath for a variety of reasons. While all pet owners should be doing routine oral maintenance on their pups, sometimes our dogs need a little extra help.
Especially, when they get into "foods" they shouldn't. Like dead worms and goose poop. Oh no? Your dog never eats things they shouldn't? Lies!
All kidding aside our pup loves these copycat breath buster dog treats. And we love that they are healthy and his puppy kisses smell so sweet.
Plus we have gotten a few requests for a peanut-free dog treat recipe, and these fit the bill. They are also gluten and dairy-free which makes them a win all-around.
- Oat Flour- You can buy oat flour or make your own oat flour from plain oats.
- Parsley- The recipe calls for fresh but you use dried parsley as well. use a 1/4 cup if making with dried herbs.
- Mint- The recipe calls for fresh but you use dried mint Use a 1/4 cup if making with dried herbs.
- Coconut Oil- Vegetable oil also works in this recipe.
- Cold Water
This DIY dog treat recipe is very simple to make. Simply combine all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Stir until the dough just comes together.
You made need to add extra water. I find humidity really makes a difference.
No need to knead the dough. Roll the dough out on a floured surface until it is 1/8 to 1/4-inch thick. Cut the treats into your desired shape. You can use a cookie cutter or a knife.
Bake on a cookie sheet for 35 minutes or until the treats are crispy. Allow the treats to cool completely before feeding to your pup.
- If your dog is allergic to eggs or chicken products you can substitute applesauce for the egg or make a vegan flax egg by mixing one tablespoon ground flaxseed meal with three tablespoons of water.
- The breath treats should be the same size as the treats you normally feed your dog. Large dogs get larger treats, for example.
- If you are having a hard time rolling the dough you can roll it out between two pieces of parchment paper.
- Parchment paper is also a great option if you don't have a rolling pin. Place the dough between parchment and press down onto the paper with a large pan to flatten out the dough.
- If the dough gets too warm chill for 15 minutes in the fridge and trying rolling out again.
🍖DIY Dog Treats
We hope your pup enjoyed these copycat breath buster dog treats. Here are a few of our other popular homemade dog treat recipes. Woof woof.
Breath Mint Dog Treats
- Large mixing bowl
- Cookie sheet
- 2 cups oat flour
- 1 apple cored and shredded
- 1/2 cup fresh parsley finely chopped
- 1/2 cup fresh mint finely chopped
- 2 large eggs or sub 1/3 cup applesauce
- 1/4 tsp cold water
- 3 tbsp melted coconut oil
- Preheat the oven to 350° F
- In a large bowl all the ingredients together. Mix until the dough just comes together. It will be sticky.
- Turn out onto a piece of parchment paper. Using another piece of parchment paper on top, press or roll out the dough.
- Using a cookie cutter or knife cut out the treats into your preferred size*
- Place mints about 1/4-inch apart on a cookie sheet. Bake 35 minutes, or until golden and crispy.
- Allow the treats to cool completely before feeding.
- Lining the cooking sheet with parchment is optional but does prevent sticking.
- *Cut the mints into sizes that appropriate for the size of your dog, i.e. the treats should be the size of the treats your dog normally receives.
- Store in an airtight container or freeze for up to 3 months.