Smelly bad breath can put a damper on any bonding experience. Case in point…try snuggling with a panting dog with pungent bad breath while holding your breath at the same time. Good luck with that one. It is unpleasant & impossible to say the least. If your pet suffers from halitosis then the culprit could be periodontal dental disease, plaque & tarter buildup. Poor pet dental hygiene or the lack there of could be your pet’s cry for help by signaling a more serious underlining health problem in need of immediate vet attention.
So, in celebration of National Pet Dental Month all February lets be responsible pet owners and vow to make our pet’s oral care a priority. Because lets face it, dog’s spend a lot of time in our face kissing & licking us to their hearts content. Annual vet check ups, professional teeth cleanings and a daily at home teeth brushing regime will keep your dog smiling. Remember a healthy mouth = a healthy life for you & your pet!
Here is a refreshing dog treat recipe your dog will love and you can smile about. This minty fresh breath treat will clear the air literally and help banish the bad breath monster. So, say “Good-bye” to bad breath and “Hello” to sweet smelling dog breath. Go ahead, snuggle away!
2 cups whole-wheat or brown rice flour
1 tbsp. activated charcoal
3 tbsp. canola or vegetable oil
2/3 cup milk (low fat or regular)
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Grease the baking sheet.
3. Combine flour and charcoal in the bowl.
NOTE: Charcoal powder, capsules or tablets can be found at most health food stores, as your local pet store. Charcoal helps absorb toxins that can cause chronic bad breath.
4.Stir in the egg and oil. Mix well.
5. Add the milk. Mix well.
6. Stir in the mint and parsley.
7. Drop tablespoonfuls approximately 1 inch apart on the baking sheet.
8. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
9. Cool thoroughly and refrigerate in airtight container for freshness.
So humans rejoice and breath a sigh of relief, finally! Pups enjoy the yummy recipe!