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Vanessa here. The over-caffeinated cat lady in black behind girlfriendtoast.com. Welcome to my little space on the internet where I post about food, clothes, wellness and the like. <3

fresh breath puppy mints

fresh breath puppy mints

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This recipe came to me after spending tons of time with sweet precious Luna (pictured below). She's a little 4 pound chihuahua, and girl has a some seriously bad breath for such a tiny pup. (Sorry Luna!) She's a total angel though and it makes me so happy to spoil her, so I came up with a super simple recipe for a dog treat that would also freshen her breath. This recipe is packed full of fresh mint and parsley* which are great natural breath fresheners that also inhibit bacteria from growing in her tiny adorable mouth. Girl also loves coconut oil, so this recipe was a no brainer! Give it a try with your pup and let me know how it goes! 

*Keep in mind that mint and parsley are fine for dogs in small quantities, but like most things, can be harmful in large amounts. 
**You'll want to purchase a mold to pour these treats into and freeze, so they take the shape of a dog treat. I suggest looking into different size molds depending on the size of your dog. Since Luna is so tiny, I used these.

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Fresh Breath Puppy Mints
Servings depend on the size of your mold

Ingredients: 
1 cup of organic coconut oil
1/2 cup organic parsley
1/4 cup organic mint

Directions: 
1. Melt coconut oil in a small saucepan on low. Remove from heat immediately once it's melted to a liquid. 
2. Prepare your parsley and mint by finely chopping. I chopped mine by a few quick pulses in the food processor to ensure that little Luna wouldn't choke on any big pieces. 
3. Add your parsley and mint to the coconut oil liquid and stir. 
4. Pour your liquid into the treat mold you've purchased. Put in the fridge or freezer for 30 minutes to an hour. 
5. Once hard, remove your treats from their mold and store in the fridge in an airtight container for two weeks. 

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a veggie-filled picnic

a veggie-filled picnic