I don't know about your fur-babies, but this summer, Jasper has some pretty irritating issues. I'm talking about dry skin and bad breath. Between the constant scratching and gnawing and the awful butt breath, he's about to drive me crazy. Not to mention, the constant scratching makes me feel like a bad fur-mama because nothing I have done has helped him feel less itchy. That's how I ended up creating these homemade coconut oil dog treats recipes.
When I first started researching ways to ease his dry skin, the first things I came across was coconut oil. We all know coconut oil is the answer to everything and come to find out, it's safe for dogs to eat! While looking for other foods that were safe for Jasper to devour, I found out that mint was safe for dogs, too! Score!
While those two ingredients alone would make great breath mints for dogs as I found out in this blog post by the DIY Dog Mom, I knew that Jasper would be less than enthused. So I crafted another homemade coconut oil dog treat recipe that would have his attention and it involved his favorite treat: peanut butter.
Ever since Jasper was a rollie pollie of a puppy, I have been giving him peanut butter. When stuffed down in the holes of his chew toys, peanut butter provided me with a much needed reprieve from the constant mental breakdowns that come with having a puppy. He loves it and I love the fact that is keeps him busy. So, into his new homemade coconut oil treats recipes it went!
I opted for the easy way to make homemade dog treats: I combined the liquid ingredients and refrigerated the treats until they were solid. These homemade coconut oil dog treat recipes are super simple and easy to adjust to meet your own dog's preferences (although, if your dog is like Jasper, most any form a treat is fine with them).
I started giving these treats to Jasper about a week ago and, so far, I have noticed a slight difference in his itchiness. While he is still scratching frequently, I have noticed that it seems to bother him less and he is less likely to drop what he is doing to scratch for five minutes straight. I hope that the longer I give him these homemade coconut oil dog treats, the better his dry skin will start to feel!
This recipe makes approximately 24 homemade coconut oil dog treats and only takes 5 minutes to make!
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