Just as Skinny Coconut Oil is good for our human digestion, coconut oil for dogs can also be extremely beneficial. Due to the nature of coconut oil, it may assist in weight loss, skin and coat health, and thyroid health. Coconut oil can also help soothe bug bites or stings as it serves as a natural antibacterial agent. The antifungal aspect also can help if your dog has less than pleasant breath.
Homemade dog treats
We love a good treat, and so does your pet! Here is a quick and easy recipe incorporating Skinny Coconut Oil that your dog will love. We’re sure you’ll also love how easy this hypoallergenic treat is to make, with only four simple ingredients.
Peanut Butter Banana Treats
- 3 cups old fashioned oats (can be substituted for 1 cup whole wheat flour)
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- ¼ cup peanut butter
- ¼ cup Skinny Coconut Oil
Preheat oven to 350o
In a large bowl, mix your ingredients together until well blended; the dough should no longer be sticky. Add extra oats until you get the desired consistency. Next, on a lightly floured surface, knead your dough about 3-5 times. Take your rolling pin and roll to about a ¼ inch thick. Then. take your desired cookie cutter and cut out the treats. Finally, place the treats onto a non-stick baking sheet.
Bake for 10-12 minutes until edges are golden brown. Baking time will vary depending on the size and thickness of your treats. Let cool completely and enjoy!
What’s your favorite dog treat recipe?
We love simple and easy recipes for healthy dog treats. If you have a favorite one, feel free to share it! Or, snap a picture of you and your pup if you try this recipe out for yourself. Tag us on Instagram and use hashtag #MySkinny.
Keeping your dog’s health in mind
Before you try this or any other homemade recipes, please consult with your veterinarian, especially if your dog has any allergies.
Additionally, if you’d like to incorporate coconut oil into your pet’s life beyond just treats, make sure to check out Skinny Paw, our pet shampoo specially formulated for the health of your pet’s skin and coat.