Introduction: Homemade Dog Greenies for Fresh Breath and Clean Teeth

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As my dog reached age 6 and higher, his teeth were building up with tartar
I tried actually brushing my dogs teeth with a toothbrush but he didn't seem to like it
I considered getting him treats for teeth but are too expensive
And with another dog growing and starting to get tartar I had to do something because of the diseases they could get
I saw on Pinterest a recipe for dog greenies but the recipe asked for activated charcoal, ghee, and other ingredients I don't even know what they are
I looked for a different recipe because did not have or even heard of these ingredients
I saw a simple recipe and added more ingredients to it like apple cider vinegar (only a drop of it) and coconut oil
My dogs need apple cider vinegar because they have a few bald spots from the fleas and the vinegar also kills the fleas
I also added coconut oil because I read that it cleans teeth and leaves their fur shiny

Step 1: Ingredients

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1 cup flour

1 egg optional

1/4 cup parsley fresh or not

1/3 cup mint fresh

1/3 cup plain yogurt

1/2 cup chicken broth or water

3 tbs coconut oil optional

1/4 teaspoon Apple cider vinegar optional

A little bit of ham for flavor if you are using water instead of broth

Step 2: Steps

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Pour the yogurt in a medium bowl with mashed or melted coconut oil
Mix and add in half the water or broth
Chop up the mint, parsley, mint , and ham
Add them in with the yogurt
Mix and add in half the cup of flour
After you have mixed the flour, add in all the water
Mix throughly and add in the last of the flour
Knead the dough
Make the treats into whatever shape you want
I prefer sticks
Since I wanted to make sticks, I added in a little more water to scoop it into a ziplock bag and cut a hole
I piped out sticks of dough on a greased sheet of wax paper and baked it for 20 minutes or until nice and crunchy

Step 3: Results

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Give your dogs one treat everyday at night after they have eaten
Enjoy

Comments

JanetB84 (author)2016-07-01

I am so sorry. I am such a ditz. I meant to thank you for this post. I just got too excited. Like the idea of squirting bones out of a bag, too. Easy!

JanetB84 (author)2016-07-01

I wanted to add something else. I sprinkle Brewer's yeast on my dog's food. It has many many vitamins. It also keeps fleas, mosquitos, tics, and biting flies away. It is recommended that you try a little on there food to see if they have allergy to yeast. You can look symptoms up. I haven't found anything other than bloating and gas, but check for your own piece of mind. My dogs love it. I thought you could put a bit in cookies. We had some problem with our mostly indoor dogs getting fleas from outside(two abandoned cats that adopted us). Flea problem solved for my dogs without flea collars. The flavor is sort of meaty. Brewer's yeast also come' s in pill form,which use. The flakes I got did not taste good to me, but happily I found good use for it before taking back to store.

JanetB84 (author)2016-07-01

I actually was looking for a regular dog treat recipe that did not have anything odd in it. I was buying some simple peanut butter ones, but either delay in shipping or no longer carrying. This has happened before. That's when I decided to make my own. I never thought to make one that could clean their teeth, and with 5 pug mix, I certainly could not afford to buy them. I do not have regular broth right now, but have vegetable broth. I know they won't care because they love vegetables. Maybe I could grate some carrot or/and add peanut butter. I do have spinach, broccoli, and peas but I do not know what might work of those. I do not really want to add ham. Any input would be appreciated.

Slippery arm (author)2016-06-28

Your dogs are so cute

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