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Dec 15, 2016 - Most varieties of mint are perfectly safe for dogs
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Even though it works great with all kinds of spreads, dogs love it on its own too! The Flavorit Flex™ Breath bone is infused with mint and chlorophyll to promote healthy gums and fresh breath and the result is a delicious-smelling and drool-worthy bone your dog will love even without a spread!
Dogs cannot eat mint.
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hile you may be tempted to give your dog human breath mints to combat his halitosis, the ASPCA warns mints can be harmful to dogs. Many human mints contain xylitol, which can cause blood sugar to drop suddenly, or menthol, which can irritate his mouth and gastrointestinal tract. Instead of taking these risks or wasting money on store-bought canine mints, you can make your own, using mint extract. InternetLegend said:...direct application made my dog's breath minty fresh for, gosh, minutes at a time. And it cracked me up.
Photo provided by FlickrDried mint can be added to dog treat ingredients for dog biscuits or dog cookies to help dogs with the following conditions:
Photo provided by FlickrFreshen your dog’s breath with these homemade mint and parsley dog treats. It is simple to make and your dog will love it.
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The brilliance is not just in the money you save on treats or the sheer fun of watching your dog(s) devour them; due to the mint, these treats will also help get rid of your pup’s doggy breath! This recipe is a sure-fire hit for both dogs and their humans! And with a crazy cute , the finished treats are as adorable as they are delicious – all you have to do is pour your mix into the tray and stick it in the freezer; it’s that easy!Xylitol may cause a life-threatening drop in blood sugar as well as causing liver damage to dogs. Cats and people do not experience this problem. Typically, the dose needed to cause poisoning is at least 0.05 grams per pound of body weight (0.1 grams per kilogram of body weight). Chewing gums and breath mints typically contain 0.22-1.0 gram of xylitol per piece of gum or per mint. Thus, to achieve a potentially toxic dose, a 10 pound dog would only have to eat one piece of gum! The amount of xylitol typically found in most pet oral-care products is very small and, when used properly, is not expected to cause poisoning unless the dog ingests a very large amount.It's nice to walk out your door and pluck off a few leaves of your favorite fresh herbs. Your dog also may be interested in your herb garden, taking a nip here and a nosh there. If he tasted some of your mint leaves, don't worry. They aren't bad for dogs. In fact, a bit of mint can have some good health benefits for your pup.Mint and dogs seems like an unlikely combination, but dogs in the wild, find and eat natural herbs like mint to cure nausea and other digestive conditions.Woofmints is an all natural dog breath freshener. The gel caps dissolve inside your dog’s stomach, releasing organic peppermint & parsley oils & turning your dog’s bad breath from foul to fresh—all from within! Expect results after approximately 7 days of consecutive use.These breath busting mint biscuits make awesome Christmas Dog Treats but I’m betting you’ll want to make them all year round. Your dogs will love them and they also make great gifts for all the canines on your shopping list.