Easy Homemade Dog Biscuits for Bad Doggie Breath

Most of you may not know about a particular family member that is often photographed here, but not mentioned a lot in my blog posts.  His name is Ojo (pronounced O Joe) and he is our 10 year old Welsh Pembroke Corgi that we lovingly call a pig with fur.   welsh corgi He is so sweet and the boys love him, but he has had his dealings in the diet department as well as “woah.. what did you eat” department.

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easy home made dog biscuits

So, instead of spending 500 billion dollars on the pricey dog bones that help with breath freshening, I decided I would try my hand at making my own.  I even bought a cute little Wilton dog bone cookie cutter.  Aww!  After a few attempts and trial and error I finally found a recipe that works well for us.  It leaves crisp dog bones that are perfect for storing and still naturally clean Ojo’s teeth.  These would be great gift ideas for dog lovers as well.  Just tie them up with twine or a ribbon and you are done.

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Homemade Dog Biscuits for Bad Breath


  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup finely chopped parsley (I even have used more)
  • ½ cup finely chopped mint (or ½ tsp.- 1 tsp mint extract)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 3 Tbl. Vegetable Oil


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Simply mix all of the ingredients together until a dough forms.  Remember that these are dog biscuits so you want them to be a little more dry than a typical dough.  Roll the dough out flat on a surface covered in flour.  You want them to be about a 1/2 inch thick in order for them to bake nice and crispy.  Cut with a cookie cutter and place on a cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Bake for 20 minutes on 350 degrees.  When they are done remove and let them cool on a cooling rack.

This batch makes about 16 of those medium sized dog bones for us.  We break them apart and give him only half at a time so this lasts us quite awhile.

Happy baking for fido, or in our case, Ojo!

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Felicia Carter is founder and managing editor of Go Grow Go. Her philosophy is to simplify, save, grow and go! Her home is generally full of DIY projects, crafts, yummy baked goods and lots of love. Felicia is also a wife, mom of 2 boys and nationally certified counselor. You can always find her near the chocolate or the coffee pot.

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  1. Those look great and healthy for a dog! I’m going to have to give a try for my puppy 🙂

  2. I love this idea. My dog doesn’t always have bad breath, but every now and then he could definitely use one of these LOL.

  3. How fun it would be (and useful) to make these for hubby to take to work one day [he keeps a steady supply of doggie treats on him always (mailman)].

  4. We are going to be looking for a dog so this is great information!
    Now I need something for my other puppy’s bad breathe! (My son!)

  5. Thanks for the great idea. I have two little spoiled dogs that would love these!

  6. This is such a wonderful idea! I have two absolutely adorable pups that LOVE to give kisses but man their breath is stinky… I never thought to make my own biscuits but this looks so simple. I am going to try and make my own!

  7. A pig with fur – hilarious! We call our dog the “pig rabbit” because he snorts and jumps a lot!

  8. What an awesome idea! Thanks so much for sharing, we have three dogs and are always looking for new ideas for their treats!

  9. LOL a pig with fur. that describes our tobey accurately too!

  10. My dog definitely gets bad breath, and this recipe for home made dog biscuits looks easy to make! I will have to give these a try, thanks for sharing.

  11. What a great idea. Anything homemade is better!

  12. What a cutie!! My dog doesn’t have bad breath but he does love treats!! Thank you for the recipe!

  13. These look so easy and my Zoey would love them! Thanks for the recipe!

  14. These turned out super cute! It’d be fun to cut them other shapes for holidays, too.

  15. We have bought our dog some homemade dog biscuits when we find them at local fairs and such. I am going to try making these now that I have the recipe!

  16. Bad doggie breath is not to be ignored. You’re smart to find a recipe that can help with that, and they’re cute!

  17. printing this out now to make. I’ve got 3 older dogs with bad breath. Thanks so much. this looks easy and doable.

  18. my dog’s breath is horrendous. i might even be willing to try this

  19. These homemade dog biscuits look easy enough! I adore your dog’s name.

  20. My puppy has the worst breathe! Thanks for sharing

  21. Aw, Ojo is adorable! My mom has a collie (Sophie) that she’s just recently started baking dog treats for. My two-year-old is obsessed with giving her treats, so the healthier the better (so Sophie doesn’t gain too much weight.) 🙂

  22. Uggh, my dog need to eat the whole batch of these! I totally am going to try these out! Thank you!

  23. A great gift idea for the dog lovers in my family!! Everyone needs a doggie with fresh breath!!

  24. This is such a cute gift for my friends with dogs!

  25. I had no idea it was this easy to make dog treats. My boxer has an incredibly sensitive stomach and traditional treats always make her gassy (TMI right?!) I’m wondering if making our own would be easier on her stomach.

  26. Ojo is adorable, and those bone-shaped cookies are cute, too! These do look like easy homemade dog biscuits. I kind of wish I had a dog now so that I could try them out 😉

  27. This looks great and healthy for Dogs. Give your Dog something special today 🙂

  28. This looks great abd healthy for Dogs. Give your Dog something special today 🙂

  29. Brezee Clark says:

    I was wondering if regular flour would work instead of whole wheat.

  30. If we could get our little welsh corgi to not eat cat feces it would help, but he doesn’t understand why cat poop would affect his breath. Oh well, welsh corgis are great dogs, never to be referred to as small, we had a rottweiler, and Cody would let her know he was boss!!

  31. Anonymous says:

    Wouldn’t it be healthier to use an oil, such as coconut oil, for puppy dogs?


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