It’s time for another dog treat recipe! These are probably my favorite posts to share, and are the most popular among readers as well! We sure do love our dogs!
This recipe is great, because it’s relatively easy. Not much measuring, and I just tossed the ingredients in my food processor and mix. Easy peasy!
I got the idea for these doggy breath treats around Christmas time. We bought Caesar some treats from the store. As I was reading the ingredients on the back, I noticed that chick peas were the first ingredient. Chick peas as a base?! What?! Why did I never think of that?!
The girls got a kick out of the beans being shaped like butts. Their words, not mine!
Basically, doggy hummus. But not really! Hummus can actually be dangerous to dogs, because of the garlic in it! Don’t feed your dogs actual hummus!
Anyway, at Caesar’s last check up, the vet proudly announced that he had fantastic looking teeth. However, homeboy’s breath is kickin’! After some research, I’ve found that parsley is fantastic for freshening breath. It also has vitamins A and C along with antioxidants!
I tossed in some mint also, just for good measure. Not only does mint smell good, but it helps with doggy tummy troubles.
One word of caution though. Both parsley and mint can be harmful if consumed in large quantities. I was overly cautious with the amount of herbs that went into this recipe. These are the molds that I used for my 85 pound lap dog. I’d recommend making smaller treats for smaller dogs. Regardless, always check with your vet before feeding your pup people food.
After baking, Caesar devoured these treats. Even my 5 year old was crazy about them! This recipe only yielded 9 treats, but considering you’re only using one or two a day, I felt this was the perfect amount to reduce waste from treats going bad after too long.
Find the doggy breath treat recipe below for your furry friend!
- 1 can chick peas, drained and rinsed
- 1/2 cup fresh parsley
- 1/2 cup fresh mint
- 1 large egg
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a blender or food processor combine all ingredients until completely incorporated and smooth.
- Scoop treat mixture into a bone-shaped oven-safe silicone moldake for approximately 35-40 minutes, or until the top starts to brown and the treats are solid. Smaller treats will take less time!
- Cool slightly in mold, before moving the treats to a cooling rack until completely cool. Store in an airtight container.
- Always check with your vet before feeding your pup people food.
I’m always adding more dog treat recipes HERE!