Does your dog have bad breath? Do you enjoy making homemade treats for your dog? Well, I have finally combined my love for pet dental health and DIY dog treat recipes to create this delicious homemade mint dog treats recipe. As are all my recipes, this one is easy to make and uses simple ingredients. Keep your dog’s breath minty fresh by treating them to this delectable homemade creation.
Homemade Mint Dog Treats Recipe
Recipe makes about four dozen small treats.
What you’ll need:
- 4 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup water
- 1 tbsp coconut oil (for added health benefits)
- 1 egg
- 1 cup fresh mint
- 1/2 cup fresh parsley
- Dog bone shaped cookie cutters
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Start by whisking the egg, water and coconut oil in a large bowl until it becomes a smooth mixture.
- Slowly pour the 4 cups of flour into the liquid mixture until it creates a workable dough.
- Knead in the parsley and mint. (You could also add it to the flour before you pour it into the liquid mixture, but I chose to knead it in). If you find that your dough is too dry, add some water 1/4 cup at a time. If your dough is too sticky, add more flour as necessary.
- Sprinkle some flour on your kitchen counter top or work space. Roll out the dough.
- Cut the dough into shapes using the dog bone shaped cookie cutters.
- Lay the treats on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 15 minutes, or longer if you want a harder treat.
- Let the treats completely cool before giving them to your dog. Refrigerate for up to a week to preserve freshness.
Parsley and mint both have properties that help to freshen your dog’s breath. You can also easily grow both herbs in your own home! All of my dogs devoured these treats, as they normally do with all of my homemade dog treats. If you’re interested in more DIY dog treat recipes, check out my arsenal! In the meantime, I hope your dogs love these treats and that you have fun with this homemade mint dog treats recipe 🙂
As always, be sure to consult your veterinarian with any questions or concerns about your dog’s health or diet. I may be an expert dog mom but I am not a dog medial professional. Affiliate links may be present in this post.