How to Make Dog Breath Mints

How to Make Dog Breath Mints

Learn how to make dog breath mints from the following article. Do not avoid this as bad breath in dogs can be an indication of something far more serious...
DogAppy Staff
There can be various reasons why your dog has bad breath. Although many owners assume that it is related to the increasing age, the matter isn't as simple as that. It can be caused due to bacteria in the dog's mouth, gut, or lungs, broken teeth, sinus infection, infection in kidneys, gingivitis, tissues in the teeth being inflamed, or due to some lodged foreign object or bone. When your dog isn't being administered proper and regular dental care, the issue can escalate.

Step-by-Step Homemade Recipes

The first thing you need to concentrate on is your dog's proper dental care, along with following any and all advice given to you by the veterinarian. Other than that, you can even make some mints and cookies for him to munch on as a temporary solution.

Breath Mints
  • Firstly, get 4 to 5 salt-free crackers, water, and ¼ cup fresh mint leaves.
  • Crush the crackers and chop the mint leaves; place the mixture in a small bowl.
  • Add crackers (just enough so it doesn't become powdery) and water to the bowl.
  • Combine the mixture with your fingers, and start making small balls; about ¼'' small.
  • Place these mint balls on a waxed paper, and then inside the freezer.
  • Once the mint leaves have frozen properly, remove one by one and give them to your dog.
Mint Cookies #1
  • Get 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, 2 cups brown rice flour, 1 tablespoon charcoal (activated), 1 egg, ½ cup fresh mint, and fresh parsley leaves, and ⅔ cup low-fat milk.
  • Preheat the oven at 400ºF, and grease a baking sheet with vegetable oil.
  • In a bowl, mix brown rice flour and activated charcoal together. Add the egg in and the 3 tablespoons vegetable oil.
  • Mix everything properly and then finally add milk. Mix again with hands.
  • Once the batter is ready, you will add the parsley and mint leaves in.
  • Use your fingers to place a tablespoonful dough onto the sheet. Keep 1'' space between all.
  • Place the sheet inside the oven and bake for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool down.
  • Give them to your dog whenever required. You can store the others in an airtight container inside the refrigerator.
Mint Cookies #2
  • Get 3½ cups whole wheat flour, 2 teaspoon flax seed oil, 1 egg, ¾ cup low-fat milk, ¼ cup fresh mint, and 1/8 cup wheat germ.
  • Preheat the oven at 350ºF, and place the parchment paper on the baking sheet.
  • In a stand mixer's bowl, combine egg, milk, flax seed oil, mint leaves, and wheat germ together.
  • Blend the ingredients properly on low speed for about 20 to 30 seconds.
  • Now add 3 cups of flour, one cup at a time. As you do so, increase the speed to medium.
  • Take the dough out of the bowl, and onto a dusted workstation (dust with ½ cup flour).
  • Knead the dough, and roll it out with a rolling pin.
  • Cut the cookies in the shape you want, and place it on the baking sheet.
  • Place the sheet inside the oven, and bake for about half an hour.
  • When the cookies are ready, turn the oven off, and let them stay inside for 2 hours to get crispier.
  • After that, remove the cookies from the oven, and place it onto a cooling rack. When the cookies are cool, give them to your dog.
  • You can preserve these mint cookies for a month, if you keep them in an airtight container and store in a dry place.
Apart from giving your dog mints or cookies, you should brush his teeth regularly, feed him healthy foods, give him tough toys to chew on, and not feed him any wet food for the time being.