I don’t know about you, but I love puppy breath. That hot, sweet smell of innocence and playfulness is intoxicating to me.
But grown-up dog breath? Yeah, not so much.
February is National Pet Dental Health Month, and we’re talking about the importance of dental hygiene for dogs. But sometimes even with good hygiene, your dog’s breath might still be less than appealing.
That’s why I got so excited when I found these adorable doggy breath mints.
While these treats are not intended to take the place of proper dental care, they do contain ingredients that are known as natural deodorizers. Both mint and parsley have strong odor-busting properties, and it’s even been said that parsley can aid in digestion.
Just 5 wholesome ingredients; making homemade dog treats at home doesn’t get much simpler than that. And because you might already have these ingredients at home, you won’t even have to make a special trip to the market!
Nike says she doesn’t know about all that, but these doggy breath mints sure are delicious and she’s happy to eat as many as I’m willing to give her!
Fun Fact: this recipe was featured in the May 2018 edition of the kids’ cooking magazine, Bake It Up! They took a few liberties with my original recipe, but I’m still happy to have been featured!
As an added bonus, I’ve got a couple free printables to go with this recipe! If you’d like to whip up a batch of these doggy breath mints to give as a gift to a favorite mutt, feel free to use these cute gift tags to make these treats just a little more special! And as always, don’t forget to grab my free printable recipe card for all your pet recipes!
When you make these fun mints for your dog, why not share a photo with us on our Facebook page? We’d love to see what you and your mutt think of them!
- 2 4-ounce jars of Sweet Potato Baby Food
- 1 cup coconut oil, softened
- 1 cup coconut flour
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- 2. In a bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well.
- 3. The mixture may be a bit crumbly; if necessary, add a little more coconut oil.
- 4. Turn the mixture out on a floured surface and roll out to a 1/4" thickness.
- 5. Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes and place on a cookie sheet.
- 6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool before serving.