Without a shadow of doubt, a dog’s love is one of the most wonderful things ever! When you get home after a long day and that furry friend full of excitement is there wagging its tail just waiting to share its joy...ah, such adorable creatures! It’s just a bit of a downer when they come and their breath just makes us cringe away from how bad it is.

If you ever got yourself thinking “my dog’s breath smells really bad, what should I do?,” then, well, here’s your answer:

First of all, make sure to get all the necessary dental care for your pet. It’s a lot similar to human dental care, you know the procedure: brushing the teeth, and using mouthwash - specially made for dogs, of course.

Then you can make some homemade dog treats to beat bad breath. We’ve found five easy and awesome recipes your dogs will simply love!

“There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” - Ben Williams

Coconut Oil for Dog Breath

Coconut oil is great to keep your dog's teeth white and clean!
Coconut oil is great to keep your dog's teeth white and clean! Image source: DIY Dog Mom

This recipe is so easy to make that it only takes four ingredients - and two of them are actually optional! These treats have coconut oil as a main ingredient, which is an immune system builder and great for keeping white, clean teeth. They can also be kept up to two weeks in the refrigerator and still stay fresh!

Parsley Dog Treats

Parsley is one of the ingredients that makes bad breath go away!
Parsley is one of the ingredients that makes bad breath go away! Image source: Health Starts in the Kitchen

How about dog treats for bad breath that are also healthy? This is the case with these “greenies” - as the creator of this recipe calls them. They’re made from a mint and parsley combo that’s amazing to keep your dog’s teeth healthy and its breath fresh!

Oats Treats

Gluten-free oats are an option for dogs that have wheat allergy!
Gluten-free oats are an option for dogs that have wheat allergy! Image source: DogVills

In case your dog has wheat allergy, this is the recipe you should go with! Since it’s gluten-free, your dog will be safe and its breath will be super fresh to give you lots of kisses.

You’ll need:

  • 3 cups of gluten-free oats
  • 1 cup of fresh parsley
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 banana
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil

And there’s even a video tutorial you can follow!

Doggie Breath Mints

Mint is refreshing for dog breath too!
Mint is refreshing for dog breath too! Image source: She Knows

As the title here says, these treats have a strong base of mint in them and they’re really easy to make!

The best part about this recipe:

You can adapt it to your dog’s taste! Some dogs may like it more than others, but since this recipe is totally customizable, you can add or remove some ingredients for adjustments. Just make sure you don’t fizzle out the mint and parsley - because they’re what makes the fresh breath after all.

Pumpkin and Apple Treats

A refreshing pumpkin and apple treat for fall season!
A refreshing pumpkin and apple treat for fall season! Image source: Damn Delicious

This homemade dog treat to beat bad breath is perfect for its purpose as well as for the season! Pumpkin and apple are the two main autumn flavors, and with this recipe your doggo can enjoy them too - and you can enjoy your dog’s love with refreshing breath!

In addition to that:

Both pumpkin and apple are full of fibers and vitamins making them natural antioxidants, and great to help with constipation and diarrhea problems.

Have you ever made any treats that your dogs went crazy for? Let us know in the comments below and if you have any questions, you can always reach us on our Facebook page!


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