Minty Fresh Breath Dog Treats


By Lori Taylor

Freshen up your dog’s breath with easy homemade Minty Fresh Breath Dog Treats

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, so help your pup out with regular dental cleanings as recommended by your veterinarian and breath-freshening treats!

Minty Fresh Breath Dog Treats

Minty Fresh Breath Dog Treats are a combination of ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen: mint, parsley, green apple, plain Greek yogurt, and coconut oil.

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.

How To Make Minty Fresh Breath Dog Treats

These dog treats are a breeze to make! Using a blender or food processor, blend together the mint, parsley, yogurt, and coconut oil. Stir in small bits of apple.

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

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.

Minty Fresh Breath Dog Treats

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  • 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.

Minty Fresh Breath Dog Treats

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

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

Lori Taylor

Author: Lori Taylor

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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22 responses to “Minty Fresh Breath Dog Treats

    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.

  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. 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.

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