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Get closer with these bad breath treats for dogs!

Let’s wave a magic wand and turn a pumpkin into a natural remedy for dog bad breath!

Please note:  Dogs with bad breath (Halitosis) are often suffering from dental issues, or foul dog breath may indicate a serious illness. We recommend a visit to a pet medical professional to eliminate these conditions as the cause of bad dog breath before exploring natural remedies.

The fiber in pumpkin aids healthy digestion in dogs, paving the way for fresher breath. It also includes Vitamin A, C and E, all of which are recommended to improve bad breath in dogs. The probiotics in plain, active yogurt facilitates healthy digestion in dogs as well.

Fresh parsley leaves assist in digestion, help move gas along, and act as a body ‘deodorizer’. They also contribute Vitamin A, C and Chlorophyll to address bad dog breath.

Peppermint leaves are an age-old remedy for human bad breath and they help dogs too. Peppermint serves double-duty as it soothes indigestion in dogs. The powder form is inexpensive and handy to have around.

Seaweed/algae adds Chlorophyll to this fresh breath recipe.  Many Chlorophyll supplements are derived from the cracked cell walls of algae/seaweed. The use of either form is fine.

A dash of Calcium Montmorillonite Clay helps to remove toxins that cause bad breath.

Dog Bad Breath Treat Recipe

Dog Bad Breath Treat Recipe ©
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3/4 c rolled oats
1 1/2 c pea flour or whole wheat flour
1 c canned, mashed or pureed 100% pure (unseasoned) pumpkin
1 c plain active yogurt
1/8 c finely chopped fresh parsley
1/2 tsp of powdered seaweed or 1/4 tsp Chlorella powder
1/2 tsp peppermint leaf powder
Dash of Calcium Montmorillonite Clay
Supplements* (optional)

Preheat oven: 375F
Mix rolled oats & flour together.
Add remaining ingredients & blend.
Knead dough & roll to about 1/4 inch thick (add flour if dough is too sticky). Cut out with cookie cutters and place on greased cookie sheet.
Bake for about 25 minutes.

* Supplements: You can supplement this recipe with a digestive enzyme formula that includes prebiotics and probiotics to assist in efficient digestion, which in turn improves bad breath.

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19 thoughts on “Dog Treat Recipe: Pumpkin Treats for Dog Bad Breath ©

    • David, they’re good for a couple of weeks in the fridge, longer in an airtight container. The vitamins will remain stable in the freezer for several months, up to a year in an airtight container or in a vacuum-sealed bag.

      Thanks for your comments, everyone!

  1. I love finding recipes that are worth making for my dog because they have a practical purpose. These treats will be worth the effort if they work.

  2. I decided to try this one after making the bad breath muffin treats that you posted because they started working right away. Roary loves both recipes!

  3. That’s the only bad breath recipe that has ever worked on my dog… thank you!! You really know what you’re talking about unlike some of the junk I see on other pet blogs.

    • I don’t know why my dog got bad breath all of a sudden but it’s hanging on. Thank you for the treat recipe, lets hope it helps.

  4. I am so glad to hear that this recipe is helping to improve dog breath.

    BlestY, we would be happy to develop more bad dog breath recipes in the future, thanks for the suggestion!

  5. OMG you are an ANGEL!! My dogs breath was so bad but this treat really helps. Both dogs are healthy but I’ll also be looking at his diet more closely thanks to you. XOXOXO

  6. sure smells better around here now! my dogs breath was so bad I took him to the vet. she also said digestion can be a problem. good call!

  7. Any chance that you’ll publish more bad breath recipes? My dog didn’t have bad breath until she became a senior. It almost knocks me over sometimes but I love her anyway.

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