7 Mint Dog Treats Recipes

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A lot of people ask for recipes that will help their dog’s breath. That’s why I’ve complied these 7 mint dog treat recipes. They will help with bad doggie breath, but don’t forget good dental care for dogs as well toys that can help clean up dog’s teeth.

Dog Treats for Bad Breath Recipes

I love every one of these recipes. Particularly the frozen mint dog treats in the summer and the mint dog biscuits recipe, which you can make into cute green Christmas trees at Christmas time.

Mint Dog Biscuits Recipe

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This recipe comes out GREEN. You can make it into any shape you want, but it works great as a Christmas tree or wreath.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tablespoons Chopped Mint Leaves (Can also use parsley)
  • 3/4 Cup Skim milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 3 Tablespoons Canola Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Wheat germ
  • 1 Tablespoon Brewers Yeast
  • 1 1/2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour

Directions:

Add milk, egg, honey, oil, and mint to a large mixing bowl and whisk together. Add wheat germ and brewers yeast and stir together until well blended. Mix in wheat flour 1/4 cup at a time until stiff dough forms.

Place on floured surface and roll to desired thickness. Cut out using shaped cookie cutter.

Bake at 300 degrees. If rolled to 3/8″ baking time is 30 to 35 minutes… or until a golden brown.

Tip: After shutting off the oven, leave the dog biscuits in the oven for a couple hours to make sure they are completely dry and crunchy. Then they can be stored for a long time without worrying about spoilage.

Thank You to Gourmet-Dog-Treat-Recipes.com for this recipe!

Frozen Mint Dog Treats

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This super simple recipe works best when you use a silicon tray for freezing. You can get one in the shape of paw prints or dog bones or use an ice cube tray.

INGREDIENTS

  • 5 ounces plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup fresh mint
  • ¼ cup honey

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend thoroughly.
  2. Using a silicone tray (like this paw shaped one), fill the cavities about ¾ full.
  3. Place in freezer for about 2 hours or until frozen all the way through.
  4. Give to your dog for fresh breath and a great treat that also aids in digestion.

Thank you to Parsnips and Pastries for this recipe.

Homemade Dental Treats for Dogs

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These are grain free treats and can be baked or dehydrated, depending on your preference.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup fresh mint packed
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsely, chopped packed
  • 1 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon activated charcoal or 12 capsules cut open
  • 1 tablespoon diatomaceous earth
  • 2 tablespoons Brewers Yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon grass fed gelatin
  • 3 tablespoons Organic Coconut Oil, for Pets melted
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee melted
  • 1/2 cup bone broth or filtered water, warmed
  • 1 tablespoon liquid chlorophyll or freshly juiced wheat grass, optional
  • 4 +/- cups garbanzo bean flour aka chickpea flour

Instructions

  • In your food processor, combine mint, parsley, charcoal, diatomaceous earth, brewers yeast, gelatin and egg. Process until smooth.
  • Add melted coconut oil, ghee, bone broth and chlorophyll, process until well combined.
  • Add garbanzo bean flour 1/2 cup at a time, pulsing to combine until the mixture resembles a dough or will press together into your hand making a dough – similar to play dough. It should not be dry, add a few drops of water if it’s too dry or additional flour if too wet until it will hold together.
  • Roll out on parchment paper to roughly 1/4 inch thick and cut into desired shapes.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
  • Transfer to a cooling rack to cool before storing in an airtight container.

Notes

Rolled and cut cookies (raw) can be arranged on the trays of your dehydrator and dried at 125 degrees for a raw (not baked) treat.

Thank you to Health Starts in the Kitchen for this recipe.

Homemade Dog Dental Chews

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Here’s a simpler version of a dog dental chew. These come out less green, but dog’s still love them.

Ingredients:

  • 2.5 cups of oats
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup of fresh mint, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add the oats to a blender or food processor and mix until it’s very fine like flour.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, egg, water, coconut oil, parsley and mint until it’s a dough consistency.
  4. Use a rolling pin or a glass to roll the dough flat. Use a bone cookie cutter to cut shapes out.
  5. Place the dog bone shaped dough on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
  6. Bake for 40 minutes until crispy.

Let cool before serving to your pup! Store in an air-tight container for up to one month.

Thanks to About a Mom for this recipe!

Mint Extract Dog Treats

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This recipe uses applesauce to keep the cookies moist. And there are two specialty optional ingredients that, if used, can really combat doggy breath.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups flour (we used 2 cups tapioca flour and 1 cup coconut flour)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves (or substitute 1/4 cup dry)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint leaves (or substitute 1/4 cup dry)
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup yogurt
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 4 drops peppermint extract (just a little hint of mint—too much peppermint oil can irritate a dog’s stomach.)

Optional:

  • 2 tsp activated charcoal (for human or animal consumption only)
  • 1 Tbsp powdered chlorophyl 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit 
  2. Place oven racks near the middle so you can use two cookie sheets at once.
  3. In food processor, add all liquid ingredient and pulse to combine.
  4. Wash and dry your mint and parsley.
  5. Pull off about a half cup of leaves of each and roughly chop.
  6. Add mint and parsley to liquids in the food processor and pulse to combine.
  7. Optional: Add chlorophyll and activated charcoal. If your charcoal is in tablet form, you will need to mash it up with a mortar and pestle. 
  8. Add 2 cups of flour and baking soda a bit at a time, pulsing until the dough holds together. Add remaining flour (and more if necessary) until you get a workable dough that holds together enough to roll out.
  9. Divide dough in half and roll out on a floured board. For stickier flour, you can sandwich the dough between two sheets of parchment paper.
  10. Cut out dough in small shapes or use a pizza cutter to quickly make small squares.
  11. Place cut cookies onto parchment-covered cookie sheets.
  12. Bake for 25 minutes or until no longer soft but not browned.
  13. For added crunch, when cookies are done, turn the oven off but leave the cookies inside to cool down more slowly.

Thank you to Rover.com for this recipe

Mint and Parsley Dog Treats Recipe

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This version uses food coloring. If you don’t care if your dog treats are green, you can omit it.

Ingredients

  1. 2.5 cups whole wheat flour
  2. 1 cup water
  3. 1 T vegetable oil
  4. 1/2 cup quick oats
  5. 2 T fresh mint, chopped
  6. 1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  7. 10-12 drops green food coloring

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, oats, oil, water, and herbs. Mix well.
  3. Add food coloring, then knead the dough until color is evenly dispersed.
  4. Roll out the dough on parchment paper, using extra flour as needed so it doesn’t stick.
  5. Roll out about 1/4 to 1/2 thickness.
  6. Use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes.
  7. Place on lined baking sheet and bake for 35 minutes.
  8. Let treats cool before serving.

Thank you to Every Day Dog Mom for this recipe.

Mint Christmas Tree Dog Treat

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This is a super cute recipe that you can ice!

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil or olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon dry milk
  • 1 teaspoon non-aluminum baking powder 
  • 1 ½ cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Greek yogurt dog treat icing
  • colored sprinkles
  • 5 or 6 drops of peppermint extract

Directions

  • Place ingredients in your bread machine on the dough cycle.
  • When dough is ready, roll it to 1/4″ thickness and cut out Christmas trees (or another Christmas shape), with Christmas tree cookie cutter.
  • Place dog cookies on a lightly oiled cookie sheet or an ungreased silicone baking mat.
  • Bake for 1 hour at 275 degrees, checking occasionally to make sure that the dog treats don’t get too brown.
  • Turn off the oven and let the holiday dog treats finish drying overnight. The dog biscuits will be hard and crisp, when completely dry. If you have a dehydrator, you can finish the drying process by dehydrating the dog cookies for 2-3 hours in your dehydrator.

Thank you to best dog treat recipes for this recipe.

And for more cookie recipes your dogs can enjoy, check out our post on Blueberry Honey Christmas Cookies!  And, we have an entire post on how to help cure your Dog’s Bad Breath HERE.

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Hi! My name is Heather Hallman. I’m the mother of two beautiful girls and a MAJOR passionate pet parent. I can hardly wait to bring you the BEST resources and information that I've found for our fur-babies.