These Frozen Coconut Oil and Blueberry Dog Treats are a fresh way for your pup to cool off this Summer! Bonus: they are super healthy for them, too!
If you follow my blog, then you know how spoiled Hunter tends to be. He is our child with four paws and the delight in our day. So we treat him pretty well and often joke that his two other brothers in the litter don’t have it as good as he does! But Hunter, being the Cairn Terrier that he is, is prone to sensitive, dry skin. Our vet recommended a grain-free diet, but I did some more research on what could help him further. Turns out, a potential solution was right in my kitchen!
There’s no doubt that coconut oil is amazing. It does so many things for us humans, but it’s really good for our furbabies, too. Especially their coat and skin! So I started adding a drop of coconut oil to Hunter’s morning dish of food and, honestly, we’ve seen a big change. He doesn’t scratch as much and, even though Cairn Terriers are known to have a coarse, wiry coat, Hunter’s fur is pretty soft to the touch!
But coconut oil tends to be a bit messy whether it’s in a liquid or solid state. So I decided to make it a little easier and turn Hunter’s morning drop into a treat-like form. And because we’ve been introducing Hunter to fresh fruits and vegetables (I can’t even peel a banana in his presence anymore), I decided to make his coconut oil drop even yummier by adding a frozen blueberry in the middle.
Frozen Coconut Oil and Blueberry Dog Treats
made with this silicone mold
- Small silicone heart mold
- 1/2 cup coconut oil in solid form
- Frozen blueberries
- Place a frozen blueberry into each heart in the silicone mold. Set aside.
- In a small saucepan, heat coconut oil until it liquefies.
- Allow coconut oil to cool for a few minutes, then carefully pour oil into the heart mold.
- Carefully place mold into the fridge to solidify.
- When coconut oil treats are solid, pop them out of the mold.
- Store coconut oil treats in a baggie in the freezer.
As I said, I give Hunter one of these frozen coconut oil and blueberry dog treats per day in his morning dish of food. He has no problem gobbling it right up along with the rest of his food. These coconut oil treats can be kept in a baggie in the freezer. Just take one out, as needed, and give them to your dog as a treat or in addition to their food. Hunter absolutely loves ice cubes (I keep joking that I’ll have to buy him bags of ice in the Summer), so popping them right out of the freezer doesn’t bother him at all!
In case you didn’t know, aside from being great for a dog’s skin and coat, coconut oil is also great for their digestion, immune system, weight loss in overweight dogs, boosting energy, and much more! You probably give your dogs the very best already, but I’m sure they’d love these frozen coconut oil and blueberry dog treats as much as Hunter does!
Do you give your dog coconut oil? What are your favorite ways to spoil your pup?
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