- Not a substitute for professional veterinary help.
Yes. Coconut oil contains healthy fats that help fight infection, aid digestion, and improve a dog’s skin and coat. These fats also give dogs an immediate boost of energy without a ton of calories, aiding with weight loss.
Try our no-bake treats for a tasty coconut boost.
Easy No-Bake Strawberry Yogurt Dog Treats
Yield 20 balls
- 1 1/2 cup oat flour (pulverize rolled oats in the food processor to make your own)
- 1 cup coconut flour
- 1 cup plain nonfat yogurt
- 1/3 cup strawberries (about 4 large)
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp dried pomegranate seeds (you can skip this ingredient if you can't find them in your store)
- 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut flakes
This dog treat recipe couldn't be simpler!
Combine all ingredients in the bowl of your food processor and pulse until combined.
Form balls by the handful, or make whatever size works the best for your dog.
Chill before serving for best consistency.
Feeling fancy? You can roll these in more unsweetened coconut flakes for a fluffy effect.
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If you’re feeding coconut oil to your dog directly, introduce it gradually, starting with very small amounts (just a dab or 1/4 teaspoon for small dogs) so your dog’s system can adjust.
For More Information
We offer a collection of articles on foods that are healthy or dangerous for dogs to eat, covering everything from grains, fruits, and vegetables. You might also be interested in reading “Can My Dog Drink Coconut Water?”