,Slobbery kisses from your pup may be sweet, but dog breath definitely isn't. Make these dog breath treats for sweeter licks!I am so excited! In just a few weeks, my husband and I are bringing our Cairn Terrier puppy home! This is the first pet we're getting as a couple and I can't wait to have our furry, new addition in the house. I have been going crazy with puppy prep! In anticipation of our little guy's arrival, I've made quite the checklist of things to get for our puppy's arrival. Included on that list, of course, is treats.
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While Puppy Holoka has packaged treats all ready for him to come home to, I've come across a lot of recipes that I want to try, as well. A lot of the recipes I've come across on Pinterest include herbs and veggies we currently have growing in our garden. I like having nutritious, homemade options to keep our little guy happy and healthy. So I set out to make these dog breath treats.You love your dog, but you don't love their breath. Fix it with these homemade dog breath treats!Click To Tweet
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One of the things I'm looking forward to with Puppy H.'s arrival is all of the love and affection a dog brings to the house. And while doggie kisses are so sweet, dog breath isn't.
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But it's easy to make it better with the beneficial ingredients like parsley and mint. Mint naturally sweetens breath while parsley is also a good bad breath buster, but also aids in good digestion. Coconut oil has many benefits for dogs, too. It's great for their skin, coats, digestion, brain health, and more!
Since we have a ton of fresh parsley and mint from our garden, it's even easier to make these dog breath treats!
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Dog Breath Treats Recipe
- - 2 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
- - 1/2 cup fresh parsley chopped
- - 1/2 cup fresh mint chopped
- - 1 large egg or 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- - 1/4 cup of water
- - 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- Preheat oven to 325º.
- In a blender pulse oats until they resemble flour.
- In a large bowl, whisk parsley, mint, egg (or applesauce), water, and oil to combine.
- Gradually add oats and stir.
- Knead dough a few times, then turn out onto a plastic cutting board.
- Using a rolling pin or your hands, flatten dough out to your desired thickness.
- Use a mini cookie cutter to cut bites out.
- Place treats on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake treats 35-40 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Allow bites to cool completely before your treating your dog.
- Store bites in an airtight container.
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What would you add to these dog breath treats? What are your favorite types of homemade dog treats?
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