New Coconut Oil Recipes for Healthy, Satisfied Dogs!

We’d like to share some more coconut oil recipes to help your pets! Each recipe is a blend of Healthy Additions formulated to give your dog specific health benefits and bring healing to the immune system.

Coconut oil is quickly growing to be one of many pet owners’ favorite Healthy Additions. It’s many benefits, that can soothe the troubles so prevalent in some of our dogs like allergies and digestive disorders, are a tremendous asset that is easily accessible to many pet owners.

Incorporate these fun treats and other recipes to help your dog become a Satisfied Dog!

 

Key to Success

Even too much of a good thing becomes a bad thing. Using coconut oil in moderation when feeding in treats is best to avoid an overdose that could cause pancreatitis, especially in small dogs.

Feed 1/2 tsp. coconut oil per 10 pounds of body weight.

Once you figure out your dog’s daily dosage, you can use that to fill your treat molds with specific measurements (teaspoons or tablespoons) to help you keep your dog at a safe limit.

 

Treat Recipes

Coconut Bites for Arthritis

Use the inflammation-calming properties of coconut oil with the pain-relief of turmeric and the joint supporting bone broth to fight arthritis!

Ingredients

  • 1 /2 Cup Coconut Oil, preferably unrefined
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Turmeric, use powdered or grind fresh
  • 1/2 Cup Bone Broth, only homemade has the benefits!

Instructions

  1. Melt coconut oil first to measure it. 

  2. Add ingredients to a blender and mix well. 

  3. Pour into silicon molds and freeze for 3 minutes. 

  4. Serve twice daily for consistent benefits. 

Recipe Notes

*If you use eggs regularly, save those sticky membranes inside the shell. Peel them off and add them to the blender with this recipe for extra joint support! 

Ninja Coconut Treats!

Hide those greens! Or anything else you need your dog to eat. Adding leafy greens to your dog's diet improves nutritional balance and adds an immune boost. The healthy fats in coconut oil improve digestion of fat-soluble vitamins in leafy greens. This recipe makes it easier for picky dogs to get their dose! 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil, preferably unrefined
  • 1/3 Cup Leafy greens (i.e kale, spinach, broccoli, bok choy, etc.), chopped

Instructions

  1. Melt coconut oil to measure.

  2. Add chopped leafy greens and coconut oil to blender and mix well.

  3. Optional: Add a half teaspoon of a spice or herb, a tablespoon of natural peanut butter or 1/4 cup of homemade bone broth for additional flavor and benefits. 

 

Coconut Antibiotics!

Speed recovery time after surgery or infection with natural antibiotics! Garlic and Oregano have natural antibiotic properties and when combined with the antiviral, antifungal and antimicrobial properties of raw coconut oil these treats give your dog full protection! 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil, Unrefined
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, fresh, crushed
  • 1/4 Cup Oregano tea (see note below)

Instructions

  1. Melt coconut oil before measuring. 

  2. Add ingredients to a blender and mix well. 

  3.  Freeze in silicone molds for 30 minutes. 

Using these treats:

  1. Oregano has very strong antibiotic properties. It is best to use this periodically and is not recommended for frequent use. We have chosen oregano tea for this recipe to provide a natural form of the benefits and oils of oregano without being overly strong.

     This recipe is suggested for use at a rate of one treat, twice daily to aid recovery from illness or surgery.

    If your dog is on any medications consult your veterinarian before feeding these treats. 

Recipe Notes

*Oregano tea bags can be bought and brewed one bag per eight ounces of water. Fresh oregano can be used at a rate of two teaspoons crushed leaves to one cup of hot water, or one teaspoon dried leaves to one cup hot water. Remember, the longer this is brewed the stronger it gets. Keep in mind how your dog might react to a stronger tea vs. a lighter tea. 

 

Omega Boost Bites

Combining the medium chain fatty acids of coconut oil with the omega oils in salmon create a highly bioavailable anti-inflammatory. These bites can be beneficial for any dog with an inflammatory condition such as allergies or leaky gut syndrome. 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil, preferably unrefined
  • 1/3 Cup Salmon, canned

Instructions

  1. Melt coconut oil and measure. 

  2. Mix coconut oil and salmon together in a blender.

  3. Freeze in silicon molds for 30 minutes. 

Recipe Notes

*If you are able to use pasture raised eggs, you can add one raw egg to this recipe for an omega and protein boost. 

*You could also use raw salmon in this recipe if you feed raw, or if you don't want to use raw but still prefer to use fresh fish you can boil the salmon first. 

 

Other Uses

Treats aren’t the only place for coconut oil. Coconut oil is also very healing for the skin and can help soothe allergies, calm inflammation and heal the skin in combination with some Healthy Additions like lavender, green tea, and peppermint.

Toothpaste is a great use for coconut oil! Our dogs rarely enjoy commercial toothpaste and they usually contain unnecessary ingredients that don’t benefit your dog’s health. With a flavor dogs love and protective qualities for the teeth and gums, Coconut oil comes to the rescue!

DIY Dog Toothpaste

Coconut Oil makes a great toothpaste because it is antibacterial, antiviral, antimicrobial, antifungal and antiseptic! Baking soda is helpful for cleaning plaque off the teeth and say goodbye to "doggy breath" with fresh peppermint or apple.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut oil, unrefined
  • 2 Tablespoons Baking soda
  • 1 Drop Peppermint oil OR*
  • 1 Slice Fresh Apple, pureed

Instructions

  1. Mix softened coconut oil with baking soda and peppermint to make a paste. 

  2. Use with a toothbrush or gauze to clean your dog's teeth daily. 

Recipe Notes

*If your dog has sensitive gums which can happen with lack of chewing bones or brushing the teeth, skip the peppermint until his gums are healthier. You can add a fresh pureed apple slice to freshen his breath more gently. 

 

 

Thanks to Rodney Habib at planetpaws.ca for this recipe. https://www.planetpaws.ca/tag/dog-dental-health/

Itch-Less Oil

For those dogs with itchy skin, this recipe can calm the inflammation causing that itch! The combination of raw coconut oil and lavender oil will aid healing of the skin. Green tea is high in antioxidants and great for dogs with allergic skin disease. 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Green tea
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut oil, unrefined
  • 3 Drops Lavender oil

Instructions

  1. Soften coconut oil and mix with the tea and lavender. 

  2. Store in a glass container.

  3. Use a cotton ball to rub Itch-Less Oil onto the inflamed and itchy skin. 

 Final Thoughts

Some of these recipes call expressly for “unrefined” coconut oil while others only said it was preferable. The difference being, some of these recipes will not have the benefits we are aiming for if the coconut oil has is processed heavily.

Try to find raw, unrefined coconut oil to give your dog the extra “anti” benefits. However, even refined coconut oil will contain the medium chain fatty acids that give it some metabolic advantage.

We hope your dog enjoys these recipes and experiences healing through them!

 

For Satisfied Dogs!

– Cassy Kay & Ivy Alexis

 

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