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Homemade doggy breath mints

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Rid your pup of doggy breath

Ugh! There's nothing worse than giving your fur-baby some affection only to be greeted by a whiff of dog breath. These homemade doggie breath mints will help rid your pooch of the dreaded puppy halitosis.

Homemade doggie breath mints

These homemade dog breath mints are easy and quick, and totally customizable based on your dog's tastes.

Homemade doggie breath mints recipe

Homemade doggie breath mints ingredients

Yields about 30 (depending on size)

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour (use white or oats if your dog has a wheat allergy)
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 handful fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 1 small handful fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

Directions:

  1. Homemade doggie breath mintsPreheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix the flour, oats, salt, chicken stock, mint and parsley. Taste the mixture and adjust the mint if necessary.
  3. Add the egg and stir.
  4. Knead the dough until it forms a ball, then roll the dough until it's about 1/2-inch thick.
  5. Cut the dough into slices (smaller ones for small dogs) or use a cookie cutter to create fun shapes.
  6. Lightly grease a cookie sheet and place the cookies about 2 inches apart.
  7. Homemade doggie breath mints bakingBake for 30 minutes.

If your dog doesn't seem to like them, adjust the level of mint. Some dogs like it better than others. You can also add other ingredients, but be careful not to undo the power of the mint and parsley. If your dog is a bacon fan, add some chopped bacon. You can also add cheese, liver powder or other vet-approved add-ins. If necessary, you can even switch to vegetable or beef broth.

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