Homemade Frozen Fresh Breath Dog Treats

Paw shaped frozen mint dog treats.

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Does your dog have stinky breath? I know mine do, especially after eating their fish-based dog food. Dog breath combined with fish breath is not a good combination!

That’s why I had to find a way to freshen up their breath. After searching around, I found the perfect solution – homemade frozen fresh breath dog treats!

These easy-to-make frozen homemade dog treats have natural ingredients that fight stinky dog breath, making them both delicious and beneficial for your furry friend. 

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Frozen fresh breath dog treat recipe

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Frozen fresh breath treats for dogs contain Greek yogurt, fresh mint leaves, and curly parsley. 

Mint and parsley are herbs that are supposed to be helpful for freshening breath. Both are safe for dogs as long as you use the right variety. 

Mint is safe as long as you use ones that are safe for humans to eat. The one mint you want to avoid is English pennyroyal mint.

**English pennyroyal mint is not. It is toxic to both dogs and humans and should not be given to your dog in any quantity.

Curly parsley is safe for dogs in small amounts but other parsley types, like spring parsley, are not safe for dogs. When choosing the parsley for this recipe, make sure its leaves are curly like in the picture below.

A bunch of curly leaf parsley.

Avoid any of the flat-leaf varieties of parsley.

Greek yogurt is used in this recipe mainly to hold everything together and makes it a tasty treat for your dog. Greek yogurt is generally well tolerated by most dogs but some dogs may still have issues with it because it does still have some lactose in it.

Always consult your veterinarian before giving your dog new foods.


¼ cup fresh mint leaves (not English pennyroyal)

¼ cup fresh curly parsley leaves (not flatleaf parsley)

1 cup plain Greek yogurt 

Green food coloring, optional

Directions for making fresh breath frozen dog treats

Start by getting a cutting board and mince the fresh parsley and mint leaves. Once you have about 1/4 cup of each, add them to a small mixing bowl.

Then add 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt to the bowl. Mix well.

Greek yogurt, minced mint, and minced parsley mixed together in a metal bowl.

Add a few drops of green food coloring to make them look more minty colored. This step is optional as dogs don’t care what they look like. 

Once everything is mixed together, spoon the mixture into an ice cube tray.

Paw shaped silicone mold filled with the fresh breath dog treat mixture.

You can use a regular ice cube tray or you can use these paw and bone-shaped silicone molds for small treats or this bone mold for much larger treats.

Decide the size you should make the treats based on the size of your dog. Small dogs should have smaller treats made for them and you can make larger treats for large dogs. 

Place the filled ice cube trays into the freezer for at least 4 hours or until frozen.

Paw shaped frozen fresh breath dog treats

Once frozen, remove the treats from the ice cube trays and let your dog enjoy them.

A German shepherd eating a frozen fresh breath dog treat.

Store the rest of the treats in the freezer in an airtight container or zippered freezer bag.

The picture below is what the treats look like both with and without green food coloring.

Paw shaped fresh breath treat without green food coloring and a bone shaped treat with green food coloring.

Tips for making homemade frozen fresh breath dog treats

Place the silicone mold on a cookie sheet before filling to make it easier to carry to the freezer.

When filling the ice cube tray, especially if you’re using a silicone tray, tap it on the counter a few times to help remove air bubbles.

The food coloring is completely optional, your dogs will enjoy the treats the same with or without it. Here’s Luna and Morgan enjoying the fresh breath frozen dog treats I made for this post.

Homemade fresh breath dog treats are a simple and delicious way to freshen up your dog’s breath with natural ingredients like mint and parsley. 

I hope your dogs enjoy them as much as mine do!

A poodle terrier eating a fresh breath frozen dog treat.

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Frozen Fresh Breath Dog Treats

Paw shaped frozen mint dog treats.

Frozen mint treats for dogs.


  • 1/4 cup fresh mint (avoid English pennyroyal mint, it's toxic to dogs)
  • 1/4 cup fresh curly-leafed parsley
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • Green food coloring, optional


  1. Chop the mint and parsley into small pieces.
  2. Put the Greek yogurt into a bowl and add the chopped mint and parsley.
  3. Stir until well combined.
  4. Optional, add a couple of drops of food coloring. Mix well.
  5. Spoon into ice cube trays and freeze for at least 3 hours.
  6. Once frozen solid remove from trays and store in a freezer-safe container.


If using silicone ice cube trays, placing them on a cookie sheet before freezing makes transferring to the freezer easier.

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15 thoughts on “Homemade Frozen Fresh Breath Dog Treats”

      1. can you use dry spices or does it need to be fresh also I have small molds I have a frenchie these ok everyday and like 2 at a time

        1. I don’t recommend dry spices for these and have only tested them with fresh. As for the amount your dog can have, only your vet or dog nutritionist can answer specifically for your dog.

  1. How come in the paw print picture there are really really green. But when I did mine turned out like the same color as your regular ice cube ones.

  2. Need to specify what type of mint, are used English mint and didn’t know that it was English mint until afterwards. My puppy Threw up almost instantly after consuming one treat. Other than that formed really well in my molds.

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