Sometimes–not matter how much you’d like to bake dog treats–you just can’t face turning on the oven. I love making frozen dog treats for our dogs on hot days, and it doesn’t get any easier than these frozen coconut and strawberry dog treats. They’re quick to make–and you just might want to make extra to enjoy alongside your dog!
Can Dogs Eat Strawberries?
Dogs can eat strawberries. They are a safe and healthy treat for dogs when given in moderation.
Strawberries are low in calories–a big plus if you’re trying to trim down your dog a bit– and contain various vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C.
This recipe features chopped strawberries but if you’d like to just feed your dog a strawberry, be sure to cut the strawberries into smaller pieces to prevent choking, especially for smaller dogs.
Also, avoid giving your dog too many strawberries at once as it can cause digestive upset due to the high fiber content.
Can Dogs Eat Coconut?
Yes, dogs can eat coconut in moderation. Coconut contains lauric acid, which can help fight off viruses, and it’s also a good source of fiber. However, it is high in fat and calories, which means it should be given to dogs in small amounts to prevent weight gain and other health issues.
If you want to give your dog coconut, make sure to introduce it slowly into their diet and monitor them for any signs of an allergic reaction or digestive distress.
Avoid giving them coconut with added sugars or spices.
Preparing the Treats
This is a super easy frozen recipe that creates a healthy frozen treat for you and a frozen dog treat for your four-legged family members!
The ingredients list is super simple:
- coconut milk
- plain yogurt
- pureed strawberries
Here’s our printable recipe for these easy treats–enjoy!
- ½ cup coconut milk
- ½ cup plain yogurt
- ¼ cup strawberry puree
- Remove cap from about 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen strawberries then puree in a blender. (Or puree your dog’s favorite fruit.)
- Mix the coconut milk well then add yogurt and strawberry puree. Pour into ice cube trays, pop molds, or even paper cups then freeze.
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