Minty Fresh Breath Dog Treats

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There’s nothing better than the love and affection of a dog. But a big, wet kiss from a pup with stinky breath can turn you off your dinner. Dog’s don’t naturally have great dental hygiene, but mint has natural properties that can freshen a dog’s breath, similar to its effect in humans.

Minty Fresh Breath Dog Treats


These treats are a combination of ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen:



Green apple

Plain Greek yogurt

Coconut oil

Homemade Minty Dog Treats

Many herbs are safe for dogs and offer health benefits. Mint and parsley are great for freshening your pup’s breath. As with anything, mint should be given in moderation — no more than a few leaves a day. And never give your dog English/European pennyroyal mint as it can be toxic.

Apples can help keep teeth clean, aiding in breath freshness. Apples are safe for dogs as long as the seeds and core are removed. Any apple variety can be used in these treats — we used green to match the mint and parsley.

Minty Fresh Breath Dog Treats

Coconut oil is believed to have many benefits for dogs. Its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties can stop bacteria from developing and spreading in your pup’s mouth. It can also help control plaque which can lead to dental disease.


These dog treats are a breeze to make!

Step one – Using a blender or food processor, blend together the mint, parsley, yogurt, and coconut oil. Stir in small bits of apple.

Step two – Pour the mixture into ice cube trays or a silicone mold. Consider the size of your dog when making dog treats. Small dogs = small-sized treats. Bigger dogs can have larger treats.

Minty Fresh Breath Dog Treats

Minty Fresh Breath Dog Treats

Step 3 – Freeze the treats overnight or until they are frozen solid (about 5-6 hours). Once they are frozen through, remove them from their molds and store in the freezer in an air-tight container.

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Minty Fresh Breath Dog Treats


  • 1 cup Plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mint
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup green apple chopped small


  • Blend together the yogurt, mint, parsley and coconut oil.
  • Mix in chopped apples.
  • Pour mixture into an ice cube tray or silicone mold. Freeze overnight or until frozen through. Remove from molds and store in an airtight container in the freezer.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Cuisine: For Pets
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Minty Fresh Breath Dog Treats

We know your pup will enjoy these treats and you’ll enjoy his dog kisses more afterward!

Recipe Tips

  1. Use fresh and quality Ingredients. Always aim for fresh ingredients and avoid using artificial flavors or sweeteners.
  2. Remember, moderation is key when introducing new treats to your dog’s diet. These mint treats can be a delightful occasional snack, but ensure they fit within your dog’s overall nutritional needs and dietary restrictions.
  3. Avoid Xylitol. Some mints, especially sugar-free versions, might contain xylitol, which is toxic to dogs. Always ensure the mint product you’re using is free from harmful additives.

Want other easy homemade dog treat ideas? Check these out!

Share a photo of your dog enjoying these homemade treats and tag us on Instagram @theproducemoms. 

*Always talk to your veterinarian before introducing new foods into your dog’s diet. 

Minty Fresh Breath Dog Treats

About Lori

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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    1. It depends on the size of your molds. If they are smaller, it will make two trays. If they are larger, it will only make one.

  1. I made these yesterday and it was super easy. I diced the mint and parsley really fine and Threw all the ingredients into my magic bullet blender. The greek yogurt however made it a little difficult to blend. I ended up just mixing everything with a fork and added a little hot water to make it not as thick. Poured it into my heart molds (16 little hearts) and had some left over. I added a little lemon juice to the left over and used as salad dressing and it was AMAZING!! Oh and my puppers loved the treats too 🙂

    1. Love that you and the puppies loved them! We also love hearing the variations people make! Thanks for sharing.

    1. You could use coconut cream or buttermilk alternatives. You can also find some dairy free yogurts out on the market that you could use.