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Homemade Dog Treats To Help Bad Breath

I love when my dog gives me kisses just like most dog lovers! But, when you get those licks and your dog has stinky breath, well it is just not as enjoyable. There was even a study done about the transmission of the bacteria that causes halitosis in dogs and whether it can be transmitted to humans, the results are probably not what you want to hear.

But yet, I still let my dog kiss me – as I am sure most of you do too!

There are many store bought dog treats for bad breath, but I always prefer to make my own dog treats and even pupsicles because of the health benefits. These homemade dog treats for bad breath are just what your dog needs to keep those kisses going for a long time. They are very easy to make and use all natural ingredients that are good for your dog.

If stinky breath is not an issue go ahead and give our Peanut Butter Cheerio dog treats a try! I bet your dog will find them lip smacking good – and maybe you will find a new treat for yourself too!

The super ingredient in this recipe is the parsley! Curly parsley is safe for dogs and what helps decrease that stinky breath.

Homemade Dog Treats For Bad Breath Recipe

All of these ingredients are safe for your pooch and will smell so good they will be doing a doggy dance when they come out of the oven! Feel free to use this recipe as a base and play off it with different ingredients your dog may be partial too. You can switch out the banana for apple or even add in a tablespoon of peanut butter if you would like. Don’t be afraid to explore and have some fun!

The important item to keep in this recipe is the parsley, so do not change that!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups oats
  • 1 cup chopped fresh curly parsley
  • 1 medium carrot grated
  • 1 mashed banana
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
Dog breath parsley cookie ingredients
All the ingredients for our fresh breath dog treats!

Now that you have your ingredients together you can get some of the other items you will need which include a mixing bowl, cookie sheets, parchment paper and cooling racks. A blender or food processor is also recommended to create the best consistency, but if you do not have one of these you can absolutely mix by hand.

You will just want to make sure everything is well blended and have a consistency that will allow you to roll the dough into balls easily.

dog breath cookie mixture
All of our ingredients for our dog treats ready to roll into balls.

Instructions

  • Melt the coconut oil
  • Put quick oats into blender or food processor to make into a flour consistency
  • Mix parsley, carrot, banana, yogurt and oil together
  • Add flour and oats
  • Make round balls and smash flat in your hand. Place on cookie sheet.
  • Bake 350 degrees for 25 minutes
  • Place on cooling rack to cool
  • Store in airtight container

While I just put my dough into balls to create a simple round cookie, you can of course be creative and use some kind of cookie cutter to create cute shapes. I have an American Pit Bull Terrier so my cookies are about 2″ in diameter, but for smaller dogs you can make them smaller. This another area where you can be creative and have some fun!

homemade Dog treats for bad breath on baking pan
Dog treats all ready to bake!

Cleanup Tips

While you can roll the dough on your counter or a cutting board, I highly recommend using parchment paper so the dough does not stick to things which makes cleanup so much easier! It is also helpful to place a piece of parchment paper on the cooling rack as well before placing the cookies on the rack to catch any excess that may fall off. The cookies will still cool perfectly!

How To Store Your Cookies!

Unlike store bought cookies that can seem to last forever, these dog breath treats will last a much shorter time since there are no preservatives to help them last longer.

Depending on the climate you live in will depend on how long you can keep them stored, but typically 1-2 weeks is about the average time you can store them in a cupboard or on a counter in a cookie jar. You can of course freeze them which will keep them safe longer – roughly 2 to 3 months.

Fresh breath dog treats in bowl

Fresh Breath Dog Treats Recipe

Yield: 2 Dozen
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Homemade fresh breath dog treats with nothing but healthy ingredients and flavors your dog will love. Lose the stinky licker for a fresh and clean licking experience!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups oats
  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 medium grated carrot
  • 1 mashed banana
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Melt the coconut oil
  2. Put quick oats into blender or food processor to make into a flour consistency
  3. Mix parsley, carrot, banana, yogurt and oil together
  4. Add flour and oats
  5. Make round balls and smash flat in your hand
  6. Place rounded balls on cookie sheet about 2 inches apart
  7. Bake 350 degrees for 25 minutes
  8. Place on cooling rack to cool
  9. Store in airtight container

Notes

  • Roll dough out on parchment paper for easier clean up
  • Place parchment paper on cooling rack before placing cookies on the rack

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