These homemade dog breath mint treats are easy to make and filled with healthy wholesome ingredients. Our pups love them, and I can feel good about pampering them.
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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 worms and goose droppings. Oh no? Your dog never eats things they shouldn't? Lies!
All kidding aside our pup loves these homemade dog breath freshener 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.
🧾Ingredients for Homemade Dog Breath Mints
Oat Flour- You can buy oat flour or make your own oat flour from plain oats.
Fresh Mint and Fresh Parsley- This recipe uses fresh herbs, these will be much more effective at curing your dog's stinky breath.
However, you can use a ¼ cup of dried parsley and a ¼ cup of dried mint.
Egg - You can also use applesauce to keep these mint dog treats egg-free.
Coconut Oil- Vegetable oil also works in this recipe.
⏲️How to Make Breath Mints for Dogs
This DIY dog breath treat recipe is very simple to make. Let's get started!
Step 1: 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.
Step 2: No need to knead the dough. Roll the dough out on a floured surface until it is ⅛ to ¼-inch thick.
Step 3:Cut the treats into your desired shape. You can use a cookie cutter or a knife.
Step 4:Bake on a cookie sheet for 35 minutes or until the treats are crispy. Allow the treats to cool completely before feeding them to your pup.
What Size Should My Dog Treats Be?
When making homemade dog treats you should always cut them to the size of the treats you would buy for your dog. Small treats can present a choking hazard for larger dogs.
💭Homemade Dog Treat Tips
- 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 it for 15 minutes in the fridge and try rolling out again.
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💭 Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, crunchy treats will help scrape off some of the plaque that is giving your dog bad breath. Plus in my experience with 15+ foster dogs, most dogs will not eat frozen dog treats with mint.
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Homemade Breath Mint Dog Treats
- 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.2 cups oat flour, 1 apple, ½ cup fresh parsley, ½ cup fresh mint, 2 eggs, ¼ teaspoon cold water, 3 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
- 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 ¼-inch apart on a cookie sheet. Bake 35 minutes or until golden and crispy. Allow the treats to cool completely before feeding.
- Make the oat flour by pulsing whole oats in a food processor for 90 seconds until you get a powder.
- Lining the cooking sheet with parchment is optional but does prevent sticking.
- *Cut the mints into sizes that are 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.