5 Homemade Treats to Help Bad Dog BreathSeptember 15, 2021
Treats that use natural ingredients can help fight your dog’s bad breath
Cooking homemade meals for your dogs rather than feeding kibble helps address specific health issues. Fresh ingredients are used to improve skin conditions, stomach problems, and oral health.
Fresh, natural ingredients help dogs with bad breath
Use mint and parsley any time you bake for dogs. These herbs can help improve oral health and prevent tooth decay.
Fresh mint in small amounts may aid in digestion and help freshen your dog’s breath.
If you have extra parsley, chop it up finely and store it in the fridge. Add some to any recipe or dish to aid digestion and sweeten dog breath.
Natural ingredients typically used in recipes to help fight bad dog breath:
- Mint (fresh)
- Pumpkin puree
- Coconut oil
- Parsley (fresh)
5 Delicious DIY recipes to improve bad breath in dogs
1. DIY Doggie Breath Mints
This recipe from SkinnyMs uses rolled oats and parsley.
What we like: Dogs tolerate oats well without any digestion issues, plus the use of parsley will help freshen bad dog breath.
2. Pumpkin and Apple Doggie Mint Treats
Damn Delicious mint treats combine pumpkin puree and apple which are both very healthy for dogs.
What we like: Mint helps with stomach upset and bad breath. Additionally, pumpkin is a nutrient dense food that can help maintain your dog’s overall health and keep their skin and coat healthy too!
3. No Bake Homemade Dog Treats
The Nerdy Farm Wife won us over with these homemade dog treats that look exactly like breath mints.
What we like: No baking necessary and only three ingredients: Parsley leaves which are full of protein, peppermint for freshness, and yogurt which helps with intestinal gas.
4. Homemade Fresh Breath Pup Treats
This Miss Molly Says recipe uses mint, parsley, and coconut oil. Our dental staff tested these treats with their dogs, and they were a hit!
What we like: These minty treats can be stored for up to three months.
5. Frozen Homemade Dog Treats (Mint froyo for fresh breath)
The size of this delicious frozen treat created by Parsnips and Pastries is perfect for a snack or training opportunity. This is another “breath mint” treat your dog will love.
What we like: Frozen dog treats are perfect for when it’s hot outside or you just don’t want to bake. This recipe also includes honey, which is a yummy addition that dog’s will love.
Dogs with bad breath need annual dental cleanings
Bad breath in dogs is associated with periodontal disease. In order to maintain good oral health for your dog it is important to brush their teeth at home every week, provide healthy dental treats, and take them to have a professional dental cleaning twice per year.
Learn how to identify the 5 early signs of periodontal disease in pets and preventative measures you can take right now.