Hi friends. I just wanted to put out a short post today for my canine sweetie, Izzy. I saw this idea on Pinterest with blueberries and thought how much Izzy would like it with strawberries. And since Valentine’s is upon us and I have a heart shaped silicone mold, these quick Valentine dog treats just seemed like the thing to make for my pup.
The blog I got this idea from is Hello Nature and you can check out their tasty blueberry treats here. Above you can see my inspiration. Izzy needs a haircut badly but she is just one cuddly, bearlike pup. I love giving her treats but I like to keep them healthy if I can. I have a few other healthy dog treat recipes that I’ll link to below.
Valentine’s Day Dog Treats
Both strawberries and coconut oil are good for your dog. Strawberries are full of antioxidants, vitamin C and fiber. Coconut oil has anitfungal, antibiotic and antiviral properties. You can read more about the benefits of coconut oil on Dogs Naturally Magazine. They caution you to only give you dog 1 teaspoon per 10lbs per day. So one of these hearts is about enough for my 14 lb Cockapoo.
This recipe is quite simple. Chop up your strawberries and place a few pieces in each compartment of a silicone mold or ice cube tray. Melt some coconut oil in the microwave. I used a pyrex glass measuring cup to make for easier pouring. Pour the coconut oil over the strawberries and then freeze for about an hour or two. Store in the freezer and give your pup one on Valentine’s days. Enjoy!
Disclaimer: I am not a vet nor expert of any kind regarding pets. Please consult your vet before feeding these to your pet to be safe.
Quick Valentine Dog Treats
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- 3-4 strawberries finely diced
Add a few pieces of strawberries to each compartment of a silicone mold or ice cube tray.
Using a pyrex measuring cup, melt the coconut oil in the microwave. This may take 30 -60 seconds.
Pour the melted coconut oil over the strawberries and freeze.
When frozen, pop from the mold and store in a baggie or container in the freezer.
As with all treats don't over do it.
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Do you have any tips for removing the hearts from the mold without breaking them?
Hi Dog Mom, are you using a silicone mold? You could get a baking dish and fill it part way with warm or hot water and place the mold down in it to loosen up the coconut treats. I hope that helps.
Thank you for sharing this yummy doggie 🐶 treats! I pinned this. I would like to make this for my fur baby. He deserves a treat now and then. I don’t want him to get sick though eating too many treats. This is easy to make. WOOF
Hope your pup likes them!
Can you use fractionated coconut oil or regular coconut oil?
Hi Stephanie, I just use regular coconut oil. Do think fractionated coconut oil will solidify. Hope you pup enjoys them!