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