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!
12/31/2019 03:55:36 pm
I'm new to this site and so far I am very impressed. Looking forward to new and exciting info for me and my fur baby. His name is Superman and he is an 11 yr and 7 mo old Rat Terrier. Happy New Year to you and yours and let us go forth with gusto into 2020 !!!!!
1/24/2020 05:59:05 pm
Do you have to use mint?
2/9/2020 04:54:17 am
I'm looking forward to trying this recipe! Thanks
5/12/2020 10:01:58 am
Banana would be a great add in for a household with a nut allergy! We have a gluten allergy in our household so we also have to be careful! :)
7/13/2020 11:04:46 pm
Just a thought...what about pumpkin purée instead of peanut butter? It’s also good for their stomachs,
12/18/2021 03:34:40 pm
I make a version using fresh carrot purée with the mint. My 3 puppers live them.
1/15/2023 03:53:59 am
I mash banana and coconut oil for my itchy boy!! I freeze them...sometimes I also add raw oatmeal with the oil and banana...anything to stop the scratch!!!
5/25/2020 08:47:59 am
How long do they last in the fridge?
8/10/2020 01:51:14 pm
Just made for my two pups. They are in the fridge now. I can't wait to give one hope it help LD'S itchy skin. Giving him Allegra now and it doesn't seem to help much.
12/13/2020 08:59:59 am
9/8/2020 10:03:33 pm
Have you brought your dog to a vet? My dogs digging started when she turned one year old and quickly became severe. A blood test revealed that she had become allergic to everything. All grains, pollens, bugs. You name it. She had to have grain free prescription food and a monthly antigen shot for all of the rest of her 16+ years. You shouldn’t let your dog suffer.
12/20/2021 08:23:02 am
Switch to an all RAW diet and you will see all of their issues disappear!
12/6/2020 06:21:35 pm
This is a great blog for coconut oil user! I am nuts about ideas what other wonderful antidotes that coconut oil can provide! Growing up in the Philippines, I’ve learned various techniques utilizing coconut oil. As a third world country, we relied upon what Mother Nature’s produced and coconut oil was and still is one of the essential parts of my growing up. I actually learned how to make a homemade coconut oil by watching my Mom. The story behind this was the fact that Mom only cooked homemade coconut oil during Easter Holidays. It was “Beliefs” of Catholic Christianity, that Coconut Oil is made on Good Friday ONLY and the cooking must be synchronized with when Jesus Christ raised from the dead; precisely at 3:00 P.M. and for this reason, the Coconut Oil was being Blessed, and this is where the “Holy Oil” was born. My Mom had a gift of Healing and she would use the Holy Oil and believed to heal...we utilize the extra for cooking, for hair conditioning, face, lips, body lotion, but, I use my store bought, Coconut Oil, infused with echinacea essential and lavender essential oil for my Therapeutic Deep Massage. Pretty much all Organic!
12/27/2020 10:38:11 am
I love your story Eve --- what a wonderful memory.
Mary E Renn
9/24/2021 01:35:11 pm
Coconut oil is a cure for just about any minor ailment. I keep it in the bathroom and kitchen. Pets love the taste.
12/8/2021 10:30:29 am
Can I put them in the freezer? My one dog is obsessed with ice cubes.
1/15/2023 03:58:53 am
I freeze mine and even have little dog bone shaped silicone trays...got heart one from $1 store for treats also!!
12/24/2022 09:43:44 am
With the ingredients is it 2 Tbs. Or 2 Tsp. Chopped Fresh Mint Leaves
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