Barking Bad Breath Dog Biscuit Recipe

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic

You love your dog, but man, his breath could strip paint off a wall! Your dog’s breath is so bad, you don’t know what end smells worse. If you’re sick of being woken up in the morning with the foul stench of bad dog breath, you’ll want to try our Barking Bad Breath Dog Biscuit Recipe. Parsley and mint work together to give him kissably fresh breath. And he won’t get offended when you give him a treat to get rid of that stink breath – personal hygiene complaints always go down better when a treat is involved.

What’s So Great About Parsley?

So we know that mint always makes everything better when it comes to barking bad breath. Mint in treats give the treats a nice, light flavor that your dog will like but better? It’ll help give him that breath that you’ll love when it comes to smooches and cuddle time. Peppermint especially gives your pup some vim and vigor, and can energize both his vitality and his breath with just the right quantity. And mint is a great equalizer when it comes to tummy troubles. It’s good for helping with digestion as well as settling those stomachs that are unsettled (because eating deer poop or mom’s magazine or whatever certainly doesn’t set well on a doggo’s tummy).

But who knew parsley was a secret breath treat ingredient? Okay, spoiler, we knew, but now you do too!

Humans often use parsley to help deodorize their own mouths…cleanse their palettes and freshen the old pucker-upper. It’s because parsley has such a pleasant, fresh scent that it makes a great breath freshener but the high levels of chlorophyll add to creating a lovely, odiferous effect. Studies on animals show that parsley can combat those foul sulfur compounds in mouths that make your dog’s breath smell like his butt. An aside: licking his butt can add to his mouth smelling like his butt, but parsley helps with that too!

And combining parsley and mint in this recipe? Gets your dog ready for all the kisses. So, get to baking and kicking that barking bad breath to the curb.

Barking Bad Breath Dog Biscuit Recipe

Make 10-20 Cookies


1 ½ cups whole wheat or all-purpose flour

½ cup of cornmeal

½ cup finely chopped parsley

½ cup finely chopped mint (or ½ tsp. mint extract)

1 egg

1/3 cup milk or almond/rice milk

3 Tbsp olive oil

½ cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl, until a thick dough forms. It should hold together into a ball when pressed in your hands. If it’s flakey, add a bit more water until it holds together firmly.
  3. Sprinkly counter with flour and roll dough out to ¼ thickness.
  4. Use a cookie cutter to cut dough and place on non-stick cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown and let cool.

As always, we’d love to hear and see how Barking Bad Breath Dog Treat Recipe turned out for you. Please leave your comments down below or post pictures of your treats on our Facebook page. And, of course, let us know if your dog’s breath is any better after he eats these treats.

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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