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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Coconut Oil? Who Knew!

Fed regularly to pets, coconut oil can have many health benefits – for their skin, digestive and immune systems, metabolic function, even their bone and brain health! Here are the top 10 reasons to add coconut oil to your dog’s diet:

1. Coconut oil improves overall skin health, and clears up skin conditions such as eczema, flea allergies, contact dermatitis, and itchy skin.

2. Incredibly emollient, coconut oil helps moisturize the dryest K9 skin and makes a dog’s coat gleam with health – whether you add it to her diet, her shampoo, or both!

3. Applied topically to the skin, coconut oil  promotes the healing of cuts, wounds, hot spots, bites, and stings.

4. The antibacterial and antifungal properties of coconut oil help reduce doggy odor, and its pleasantly tropical aroma imparts a delightful scent to a dog’s skin and coat.

5. Coconut oil prevents and treats yeast infections, including candida. Its antiviral agents also help dogs recover quickly from kennel cough.

6. Digestion and nutrient absorption are improved by the addition of coconut oil to a dog’s diet. It can, however, cause stool to loosen; if that happens, just add a few spoonfuls of canned pumpkin to your dog’s diet (go here for more stool-firming tips).

7. Coconut oil reduces – and sometimes eliminates – doggy breath. Some dog lovers even brush their pets’ teeth with the stuff! Which makes sense, as dogs love the taste of coconut oil, and that makes the chore less arduous for brusher and brushee.

8. Like cinnamon, coconut oil helps prevent diabetes by regulating and balancing insulin. It also promotes normal thyroid function, and helps prevent infection and heart disease.

9. Helping to reduce weight and increase energy, coconut oil also promotes mobility in dogs with arthritis and other joint issues.

10. Again like cinnamon, coconut oil is excellent for brain health; it’s being used to stave off dementia in humans, and it’s a must to keep senior dogs’ minds from becoming cloudy.

Our thanks to Dogster for this very important health info!!


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We saw that article yesterday about coconut oil too. Sounds like a great item for both humans and pups. Wonder if it tastes good:)

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! YES to coconut oil. We plan to do a blog post + recipe soon. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

CrystalChick said...

I think I should use coconut oil too!! Or atleast have a Pina Colada. ;) LOL

Great information, Jeanne. Thanks for sharing it.

Remington said...

Awesome info! Thanks for sharing!

Dory and the Mama said...

Thank you so much for the great post!! Lot of great information!

Benny and Lily said...

Hi new friends, thanks for stopping by. I like the post, good info
Benny & Lily

Amber DaWeenie said...

Well, we never would have dreamed!!!

We need to check that out and get started on it.

Great post!

Pamela said...

my youngest daughter uses it for herself. I cant get the stuff she uses so I will try it next time I get to a big town