I want a recipe for dog biscuits that clean the teeth and refresh the dogs breath.
Chris from Washington D.C.
Would chewing any biscuit clean your own teeth? didn't think so! There's no substitute for a little brushing and a vet appointment at regular intervals. You should never find red-lined gum edges when you check her gums frequently. For a week let her lick some canned squirt cheese off a toothbrush, a very soft toothbrush like a child's ultrasoft. It's the same squirt cheese sold to top a cracker conveniently. Then let her lick it off while you move her nose left and right and have the toothbrush moving a bit, and gradually work up to some brushing. Even two or three strokes per site make a good difference, back teeth most important. I know that products are sold for dogs to chew saying they help clean teeth, but only on the chewing surfaces, which helps the gums stay infection-free not a bit. Loving a pet or a person seeks to meet their needs, if it's real love and not just say-so love. God bless you and your dog together for great lifelong health - --Kim
I've never tried these, but they come highly recommended.
Dog Breath Biscuits
1 ½ c whole wheat flour
1 ½ c Bisquick baking mix
½ c mint leaves - loosely packed
¼ c milk
4 tbs margarine
1 ½ tbs maple syrup or corn syrup
Combine all ingredients in food processor until will mixed, mint is chopped, and a large ball forms. Press or roll on non-stick surface (such as a floured board) to thickness of ¼ to ½ inch. Cut into 1x2 inch strips or with a bone- shaped cookie cutter and place on non-stick cookie pan. Bake at 375 F for 20 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool and store in air-tight container. Makes about 30 medium biscuits.