These coconut oil dog treats are highly tasty and nutritious as well. Coconut oil for dogs have a lot of health benefits, so these treats are more like yummy supplements for dogs!
Have you started giving coconut oil to your dog yet?
If not, you should!
Coconut oil has a lot of health benefits, both for people and dogs. Since most dogs find coconut oil palatable, it is a win-win for everybody!
Taken internally, coconut oil has been found to be able to prevent and help control various health issues. For example:
If your dog is constantly scratching and licking his body, then coconut oil is definitely something to consider. Doesn't hurt!
The amount of coconut oil to give to a dog depends of course on how big the dog is, as well as whether the dog has any health issue. As a general guideline, the suggested amount is around 1 teaspoon per 10 pounds of body weight per day.
If you have never given coconut oil to your dog before, it's better to start slowly and gradually increase the amount every few days, so that the dog's body can get used to the oil.
For example, start off by giving 1/4 teaspoon/day for small dogs or puppies and 1 teaspoon for large dogs, and gradually increase the amount every few days.
You can of course just add the oil to your dog's food. However, coconut oil solidifies when the temperature is under 76°F (24°C), which makes measuring out the oil and giving it to the dog a bit messy.
One way to overcome the problem is to make some coconut oil dog treats (see recipe below). As you can see, I have added some blueberries for extra antioxidants (and better taste!).
I put one of these coconut oil dog treats on my dog's food in the morning for her daily coconut oil intake.