Can Pugs Eat Coconut Oil The Best Way to Add It To Their Diet

Can Pugs eat coconut oil? As you know, there are several benefits of coconut oil for your Pug, which I’ve already explained. Today, we’re going to look at how to add it to their diet and the correct dosage to give them.

Can Pugs Eat Coconut Oil?

The short answer is “Yes” dogs can eat coconut oil and drink coconut water there are several benefits to adding coconut to their diet. However, as with any type of food or snack you give your Pug, it’s important to follow the proper guidelines.

Feeding your Pug too much of anything, even if it is beneficial for them can end up having a negative effect. Don’t worry, I’ll share some tips on how much coconut oil to feed your dog and the best way to add it to their diet.

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How Much Coconut Oil Should I Give My Dog?

If your Pug is used to their favorite dog food, then you need to start out slow with giving them coconut oil. You need to give them enough time for their body to adjust to it. If you start out giving them too much, your Pug can have side effects which can include diarrhea or greasy stools.

I’ll be sharing how much coconut oil to give your Pug according to what we gave Mindy our black Pug. I’ve also done some research on how much to give smaller dogs.

If you’re unsure if whether your Pug will have any negative reactions, check with your veterinarian for guidelines and make sure that you’re feeding your Pug high-quality dog food.

Start With Small Amounts

When we added it to Mindy our black Pug’s food, we started adding a quarter of a teaspoon of coconut oil to her food every day. (We only did it for one meal)

Once you notice your pooch is NOT having any negative reactions, you can gradually increase the dosage to about a teaspoon of every 10 pounds of body weight.

Here’s a dosage guideline I found online:

  • 1/4 teaspoon per day for puppies and small dogs under 2 years old
  • 1 teaspoon for large dogs

Give your pooch a few weeks to adjust to these dosages before considering adding more. The optimal dosage for your dog is about 1 teaspoon per 10 pounds of body weight.

5 Coconut Oil Recipes for Pugs

Okay, so now let’s look at some fun ways to feed your Pug coconut oil with some amazing recipes I found online. If your Pug is picky, they may not want to eat their food if you put the oil in it, but, I have no doubt that they will love eating these treats!

Adding it to your Pugs food can be quite messy, and these treats will make it more appetizing for your dog to eat. Some of these recipes call for honey, read this to find out the benefits of honey for your dog.

#1 Homemade Frozen Banana Peanut Butter Coconut Oil Dog Treats

These homemade recipes are good and can make a great treat for your pooch, which makes it the perfect summer snack. There’s a good chance that you already have all the ingredients you need in your kitchen.

Ingredients You’ll Need

Peel the banana and mix all the ingredients together. Pace the mixture into a plastic baggie and snip one of the corners in the bag and fill a silicone mold with the mixture. If you don’t have a mold, you can line a cookie sheet with wax paper.

Place your silicone mold or cookie sheet in the freezer until they become solid. To see the entire recipe and follow the cooking directions visit Moments with Mandy website.

#2 Peanut Butter Coconut Oil Dog Treats

These tasty treats allow you to add coconut oil to your Pug’s diet in a way that they will love. They are creamy and delicious and the best part is your dog will absolutely love it.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Silicon paw print for decorative treats
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 Cup all-natural peanut putter
  • 1 Teaspoon unprocessed coconut oil

You’ll want to melt the coconut oil until it is liquid, so it is easy to pout into the silicon mold. Combine all the ingredients and stir until the mixture is nice and smooth and easy to pour.

Once the silicone mold is full, place the air-tight container in the freezer. Give them enough time to become solid, which will take about 30-35 minutes. To see the entire recipe and follow the step-by-step recipe, visit the Live Laugh Rowe website.

#3 Frozen Blueberry Coconut Oil Dog Treats

If you’re looking for doggie snacks to help keep your Pug cool in the summer, these treats are perfect.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Silicone Mold (I prefer the ones with paw prints)
  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil (unprocessed works best)
  • Frozen blueberries (about 1/2 cup works best)

Heat the coconut oil in a saucepan until it becomes liquified. You can add the blueberries directly to the coconut oil or place them in the silicone mold and pour the oil in the molds.

Pace the mold in the freezer and allow enough time for the doggie treats to become solid. Visit the Hello Nature website to see the entire recipe.

#4 One Ingredient – Coconut Oil Dog Treats

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Organic coconut oil

This one is different as you only need one ingredient. Scoop about a cup of organic coconut oil into a ziplock back and seal it tightly. Next, grab a cookie sheet or baking pan and line it with parchment paper.

Cut a small corner of the zip-lock bag and squeeze small dollops of coconut oil onto the parchment paper. Once you’ve squeezed the coconut oil onto the parchment paper, place the baking sheet into the fridge or freezer.

Give it time to become solid and then transfer the doggie treats into an air-tight container and store them in the fridge or freezer. Your Pug will love these and best of all, you know they are good for them. You can visit the Thyme Is Honey website to see the entire recipe and preparation steps.

#5 Grain Free and Egg Free Homemade Coconut and Pear Dog Cookie Recipe

Your pooch will love these nutritious homemade doggie treats and the best part is that it only takes about 10 minutes to bake. Unlike the other recipes on this page, you’ll want to preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • 3 Tablespoons of water (we used filtered water)
  • 1/2 Coconut Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon of honey (raw honey works best)
  • 1/2 of pear puree or pear baby food
  • 2 Tablespoons of unrefined coconut oil

Combine all the ingredients and mix them thoroughly, and roll the dough into small balls. Place the mixture on a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper. Place in the oven and cook for 10 minutes, then let cool before feeding them to your Pug. Visit K9 Instinct to see the entire recipe and step-by-step process of preparing these doggie treats.

One of the best things about preparing these dog treats for your Pug is they are inexpensive and you know exactly what your Pug is eating. They do not contain any harmful ingredients and with time, you’ll notice the benefits from feeding your Pug coconut oil.

Should You Feed Your Pug Coconut Oil?

If your Pug has been itching a lot or suffers from allergies, there’s no reason NOT to add it to their diet. You’ll notice a huge improvement in your dog’s health and their coat will look amazing.

I’ve done my best to bring you some of the best coconut recipes for dogs online. Hopefully, they will make it easy for you to add coconut oil to your Pug’s diet.

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References and Further Reading

Chewy – Coconut Oil for Dogs The Experts Guide

Black Pug Site