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Apple Parsley Breath Mints for Dogs

Let’s face it, the term “doggy breath” is not a compliment! Companion dogs need their teeth brushed just like humans, and if their oral health isn’t taken care of, it can lead to a host of problems, ranging from bad breath to serious periodontal disease. But even with proper oral care, sometimes dogs just get – doggy breath. There are many products available claiming to freshen your dog’s breath, but the problem is that many of these treats aren’t necessarily healthy. Enter my Apple Parsley Breath Mints for Dogs – the healthy breath-freshening treat!

apple parsley breath mints for dogs

Many breath-freshening treats contain common allergens, and some of the bone breath fresheners may even pose a choking hazard if you are not careful. So, what’s the alternative? On top of brushing your pet’s teeth regularly, you can whip up a batch of these deliciously minty treats for an afternoon breath refresher your dog will absolutely love.

My Apple Parsley Breath Mints for Dogs contain healthy ingredients and are free of common allergens. They are also packed full of natural ingredients, so you know your dog is getting something healthy!

Here are some of the superfood ingredients in my Apple Parsley “Breath Mints” for Dogs:
  • Parsley: Parsley is an excellent addition to this recipe as it helps to naturally freshen the breath. Parsley is rich in chlorophyll, a natural deodorizer which helps to beat bad breath.
  • Mint: One of the most well-known benefits of mint is its ability to freshen breath. You will find fresh mint leaves in this treat recipe which is far superior to the artificial mint flavoring you would find in many store-bought treats.
  • Baking Soda: Believe it or not, baking soda can help freshen breath by neutralizing built-up acid stuck on teeth.
  • Coconut oil: Coconut oil is great for many different things, but it can also help fight stinky dog breath. This oil is also a great all natural antimicrobial which is great for keeping your pet’s immune system healthy and fighting off bacteria in the mouth.

Apple Parsley Breath Mints for Dogs

apple parsley breath mints for dogs

Ingredients:
  • 2 ¾ cup gluten free oat flour
  • ¼ cup of unsweetened pure applesauce (Be sure the applesauce you use does not contain any other ingredients besides apples)
  • 1 apple finely chopped
  • 4 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp. honey (use raw honey except for puppies)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ cup + 1 Tbsp. water
Directions:
  1. Start by preheating the oven to 400 degrees F and lining a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Next, chop the parsley, mint, and apple.
  3. Add all of the ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth.
  4. Using a tablespoon, drop the dough by 1-inch rounds onto the parchment lined baking sheet. Press the cookies down to flatten a bit.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly brown.
  6. Allow the cookies to cool completely and then let your four-legged companion sample the treats!
  7. Store leftovers in a sealed container for about 2-3 days and let your pup enjoy a treat when their breath needs some freshening up.

If you whip up a batch of these Apple Parsley Breath Mints for Dogs, please leave a comment below and let me know how your canine companion enjoyed them!

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Comments

  1. Laurie Raymond says:

    I’m going to try this – it sounds yummy. Wonder if you left out the flour and dehydrated the mixture it would turn into something like a fruit leather? That way you wouldn’t have to bake at such a high temp. I have used and recommended liquid chlorophyll for dog breath, for years. Just a few drops mixed into their homemade meals keep their breath sweet. Organic liquid chlorophyll is an alfalfa extract, which I suppose some animals won’t tolerate, though my dogs and cat do, and it’s very effective. I also chop parsley and mint leaves from my window garden into their food often. With the abrasive action of bones, their teeth and breath are lovely. But I love having treat recipes that are healthy and functional for them to enjoy!

  2. Is there anything to substitute for oats? My dogs have sensitivities to oats as per nutriscan.