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Homemade Dog Breath Mints DIY!!



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Homemade Dog Breath Mints DIY!!

I love dogs, and my family and I have 2 of our own. We have Bailey (our Black Lab/ St Bernard mix), who is our newest edition and is just about 6 months old and then we have Prince, who has been with us since my husband and I got together! He is almost 7 years old! He is a a Morkie (Maltese and Yorkie mix) Bailey no longer has that puppy breath and her breath isn't bad at all! But Prince, OMG no matter what we try to do his breath is always gross! LOL I am so eager to try this one out because we have tried it all brushing his teeth, those dentastix that are supposed to freshen a dogs breath...didnt really work for him!

Heres what you need:
1. 2 1/2 cups of old fashioned oats
2. 1/2 cup of fresh parsley, finely chopped
3. 1/2 cup of fresh mint, finely chopped
4. 1 large egg
5. 1/4 cup of water plus 1 teaspoon
6. 3 tablespoons of coconut oil (unrefined extra virgin is recommended)

What you need to do:
1. Preheat oven to 325*F
2. Add oat to a blender and pulse until you get a flour like consistency.
3. In a large bowl whisk parsley, mint, egg and coconut oil until all mixed together.
4. Add the oat flour to the mixture in the large bowl and stir to combine.
5. Once the mixture forms a dough, knead the dough a few times and then flatten it out or use a rolling pin on a floured surface. (make sure the dough is about 1/8 of an inch thick)
6. Use a cookie cutter or knife to cut out 1 inch mints. Place mints 1/4 inches part on parchment paper lined cookie sheet or a non stick cookie sheet.
7. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until crispy and golden.
8. Once they have cooled, serve to your dog! You can store these in an air tight container.

What do you guys think? Who has dogs who have smelly breath sometimes and would like to try this?
Thanks for reading guys!!

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idealmike

Ohhh this is so funny! I've had dogs with bad breath before. I used to chuck them a whole packet of polo mints lol. But what I found out shortly after is that mint can be bad for dogs. Because mints contain Xylitol which is a an artificial sweetener and their livers can't break it down. Hey we never had the Internet back then and to find out things like that you had to go to the library and get a book on dogs lol

I think you can buy special dog mints as well now. And you really have to be careful what you give to your dog. There are actually lots of foods which are bad for dogs. Even parsley in large amounts can be bad for small dogs and in large amounts can cause stomach discomfort and diarrhea. And that's never fun to deal with indoors or out lol

Dogs naturally have bad breath. Hence the expression "dog breath" lol but although it might smell bad to us, it's not actually a sign of leading health problems like tooth decay, gum disease or gingivitis or anything. I mean, come on, if you eat dog food all day and spent half your life licking your balls you'd have smelly breath too right? LOL Homemade Dog Breath Mints DIY!!

Sorry if that offends lol. I guess this could be a good recipe for people who have dogs that have smelly breath and can't afford to buy those dog breath freshers as they can all be quite expensive nowadays as the manufacturers take advantage of our love for our pets!




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ermini2

LOL! yes i guess you are right. but sometimes it can be unbearable!! i had no idea mint and parsley were bad for dogs, there were no indications of that in the recipe i found so i just thought they were ok! LOL next time i should research more, huh? I'm glad the bad breath isn't a sign of tooth decay or gum disease! although, Prince (the morkie) is very susceptible to gum disease so im hoping its not due to that! LOL

and you are so right, many companies and manufacturers take advantage of us all, but hey they have to make money too right? hmm.




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Blank629

Cool! I really need it a dog breath mints. We are not the only one who wants to have a good hygiene but as well as our pets. When my first time I have dogs, I think ways to maintain his hygiene. So this DIY dog breath mint is one of those ways to make my dog a happy dog. I will try to do it later. Thank you for this wonderful idea.




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augusta

Yea, this is a good one, even when a dog doesn't have a bad breath, but it will nice to have dogs with better breath .will check in the store for the materials, hope I can find them now because a lot of stores seem to be closed for the holiday.Wil has to do this for my dogs.it will awesome having dogs with a minted smell.




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Zoerida

My dog ??always had problems with his teeth for I don't know why and I didn't know what to do to help him.
After visiting several veterinarians, they recommended water additives for dogs' teeth and even if at first I thought it was not a good idea, then I realized that it is a good solution.
For several months now, my dog ??has been consuming it and it can be seen that all his problems are over, and also, when I went to the vet the other day, he said that his teeth are restoring their healthy structure, which is perfect.
I like to do everything in my power to know that my dog ??is happy and does not suffer from anything because he is like a child for whom I always feel responsible and at the same time it brings me great pleasure to see him fulfilled.




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