Making frozen dog treats is easy and fun. There are many ways to make them and provide a healthy purpose to aid in your dog’s health. One type of dog treats I often make for my dogs is homemade frozen fresh breath dog treats. They are simple to make using natural ingredients and can help freshen your pup’s breath and promote their oral health.
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Importance of Dog Dental Health
Your dog’s dental health plays an important role in your dog’s quality of life, as poor oral health can lead to a range of health issues beyond bad breath. So, you must prioritize your dog’s dental health through regular teeth cleaning, providing dental chews, dental treats, and regular vet check-ups. You can help prevent dental issues and ensure your furry friend enjoys a long, happy, and healthy life. Keep in mind, that extra care for your dog’s teeth today can lead to a brighter and healthier smile tomorrow.
Causes of Dog Bad Breath
A dog’s bad breath can arise from various causes. The most common cause of stinky dog breath is poor oral hygiene which leads to plaque and tartar buildup in your dog’s mouth. Sadly, this build-up can result in dog dental disease, periodontal disease, and tooth decay.
Why You’ll Love These Frozen Fresh Breath For Dogs?
One great way to tackle stinky dog breath is with homemade fresh breath dog treats. These frozen dog treats are fun and easy to make using natural ingredients like fresh mint and parsley, strawberry, and yogurt.
Homemade Frozen Dog Treats for Fresh Breath Ingredients
The specific ingredients for this homemade frozen dog treats for fresh breath are simple and easy to find. You’ll need fresh mint and parsley leaves, strawberries, and yogurt,
1. Mint Leaves
In moderation, dogs can eat mint, and can be good for your dog in four ways: Freshens Breath: Mint smells nice and can make your doggy breath smell better.
Digestion – Mint leaves such as peppermint leaves can ease your pup’s stomach upset.
Allergies – Mint has rosmarinic acid, which researchers have found to help ease symptoms of seasonal dog allergies.
Full of Good Nutrients – Mint contains nutrients that are good for your dog, like calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, zinc, vitamin A, and vitamin C.
2. Parsley Leaves
It is best to use fresh parsley and curly parsley. Parsley has lots of important vitamins and minerals for your dog like Vitamin C, A, and K. Parsley is good for dogs and can help bad dog breath, aid in urinary tract infections, and provide relief from itching.
Strawberries are good for your dog’s teeth. They contain an enzyme that can whiten teeth and freshen breath. Strawberries also have vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants. Plus, the malic acid in strawberries helps break down particles that stain teeth.
It is best to use plain Greek yogurt, Greek yogurt is a fantastic way to give your dog a boost of calcium, which is essential for keeping their bones and teeth healthy and strong.
These natural ingredients offer a perfect way to freshen your dog’s breath while providing a tasty treat.
In these frozen bad breath treats, I used:
A handful of fresh mint and fresh curly parsley from our garden
1 cup of Greek yogurt
Approximately 6 strawberries
How To Make Homemade Frozen Dog Treats For Fresh Breath
Creating these fresh breath dog treats is so easy.
1. Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
2. Pour the mixture into a silicone mold. For this recipe, I used a heart-shaped and dog paw silicone molds.
3. Freeze for 3 hours before serving to your dog.
Optional Preparation Tips
You can leave some space when pouring into the molds. After freezing for an hour, pour some blended strawberries. Now, these fresh breath dog treats have two-toned colors and two bursts of blended flavors.
How To Store These Frozen Dog Treats
Once these minty dog treats are frozen, remove them from the mold and transfer them to an airtight container in the freezer. This will keep them fresh and ready for your pup to enjoy as a special treat or mixed into their food.
Keep in mind the size of your dog when serving these minty frozen dog treats. For example, my golden retrievers are large dogs and can consume about 2-3/day of these fresh breath mint frozen dog treats.
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Can These Frozen Dog Treats Cure Dog’s Stinky Breath?
While these homemade frozen mint dog treats can help freshen your dog’s breath and promote oral health, they are not a cure for underlying dental issues or health problems. It’s essential to continue regular dental care and consult with your veterinarian especially if you notice any concerning changes in your dog’s breath or oral health.
Homemade Frozen Dog Treats for Fresh Breath
In conclusion, homemade fresh breath dog treats are easy to make. These fresh breath treats are delicious way to combat stinky dog breath and promote your dog’s oral health. By using simple and natural ingredients and incorporating them into your furry friend’s diet, you can enjoy their doggy kisses without worrying about their breath. Give this frozen treat recipe a try and treat your pup to minty-fresh breath today. Your dog will thank you for it!
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