Charcoal fresh breath treats- DIY dog treats SPECIAL Halloween

Oct 30, 2018

Who said you can't have fun in the kitchen?!

At Doggy Grub, we're all about sharing easy tips for better health and living for your dog! While we always aim for our recipes to be nutritious, we also want you to have fun!

There is nothing like a holiday to bring out creativity!

Spooky treats here we come!

Charcoal has been used by vets to treat toxic ingestions. While we suggest you leave it to the experts if your dog has ingested something toxic, you can still use charcoal in healthy dogs for it's many beneficial properties.

Charcoal helps relieve stomach upsets and indigestion, absorb gas and helps with bad breath!

Winner winner....charcoal after dinner!

We like the bad breath part so we've also added parsley to our recipe for a great natural breath freshener. You can also use mint, as it helps with an upset stomach, gas and breath too!

Give one of these treats after each meal.


  • 1cup rice flour (or oatmeal flour, which you can make by blitzing oats)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp activated charcoal powder (you can find in health food stores)
  • 1/2 cup fresh or dry parsley
  • Filtered water, add as you go.
  1. In a food processor, mix flour, charcoal and parsley.
  2. Add small amount of water while mixing and continue adding until you achieve a dough like consistency. If the dough is too wet, add more flour.
  3. Tip: wear gloves when working with the dough as charcoal is very black and gets everywhere =)
  4. Roll the dough in a ball, flatten with rolling pin and go to town with your cookie cutters! Halloween themed cookie cutters welcomed!
  5. Place on a lined tray and cook at 190 degrees Celsius for 20min.
  6. You can get creative with yogurt icing, seeds or berry sauce: we see vampires...mummies... the sky is the limit!

If you give these Halloween treats a go, send us your pics or tag us on social media @doggy_grub_insta

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