How your dog can benefit from natural coconut oil

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Dogs and Coconut Oil

Coconut oil for dogs (and people) is often called a miracle in a jar. “Virgin” (or unrefined) coconut oil helps to support and maintain overall health in both humans and dogs. Coconut oil contains Lauric acid, which is a medium chain fatty acid that is also found in mother’s milk. Lauric acid is the substance that prevents infants from getting viral, bacterial and protozoan infections, and those same benefits seem to apply to dogs as well.

The advantages of giving your dog coconut oil are far-reaching. It reduces risk of cancers, improves digestion and addresses digestive disorder, promotes normal thyroid function, prevents and treats yeast and fungal infections, helps balance metabolism for a healthy weight, relieves arthritis, and supports healthy skin and coat.

Applied topically coconut oil can disinfect cuts, improve skin and coat condition, speed wound healing, deodorize, and clear up rashes.

Dogs love the taste of coconut oil! Unlike other “good for you” remedies, most dogs will readily eat their daily dose.

Dosing is easy: give one teaspoon per ten pounds of body weight, or one tablespoon per thirty pounds. Work up to the suggested dosing amount gradually, as the detoxification process can trigger flu-like symptoms in dogs that start off on the full dose right away.

Coconut Products For Dogs That We Like

These are the coconut products we LOVE using for Bunk the Pug. These coconut chips help with skin itching and make the coat look shiny!

Coconut chips

On the other hand, this extra virgin coconut oil has amazing results! These are great for cuts and scrapes because they help heal quickly and the dog can lick as much as he wants! It is also great for dandruff and seasonal allergies. On top of that, this coconut oil that dogs can eat is a superb addition to your dog’s panty because it really helps with their skin, and overall digestive system. It can be used internally and externally. Finally, it is safe for humans to use as well and so I have a lot of faith in it!

Coconut Oil

Does your dog eat coconut? Let us know in the comments.

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  1. Frankie and Ernie on

    We get Coconut oil every day…. we started back in March… and our furs are SUPER and No More Dandruff… We get OURS in a big Jar from Sam’s Club… it is Extra Virgin and MUCH CHEAPER than from other locations…

    We did NOT know about using it on cuts and stuffs though…. THANKS fur Tellin us.

    • tracy lloyd-cooper on

      really appreciate details of how to obtain Sam’s Club coconut oil as my dog Syd recently diagnosed with cancer and trying desperately to help him—thank you

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