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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Coconut Oil Benefits Dogs Too!

Someone asked me just the other day how did my girls like coconut oil.  Well...let me tell you, they absolutely LOVE the taste of coconut oil...and if I forgot to put it in their food, they probably would not even eat!  THAT is how much they have come to love it!!  I put just about a half of a teaspoon mixed in with their meal.  Both of them are quite happy to lick the spoon!!

Coconut oil can have many so many health benefits if you feed it regularly to your dog– 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!!


Oz theTerrier said...

I love the taste of coconut oil too! Ma adds it to some of my food and it is delicious.

Golden Daily Scoop said...

We LOVE it too especially when mom puts in on her hands as a moisturizer! BOL!

Two French Bulldogs said...

We use coconut oil. Good stuff
Lily & Edward

Earl Lover said...

We haven't tried it, human or canine!

The OP Pack said...

Mom has been looking at some coconut oil at Costco, but she says it is huge. She needs to get us a small bottle first to see if we like it. But from what we hear, we have no doubt we will love it too.

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

Jeanne Pursell said...

Hi guys! We get our coconut oil at BJ's or Sam's! Yes, it is a huge jar, but so much more cost effective considering it can be used in so many different ways! Mama uses it for cooking and it is great on Chloe's hotspots!

Jeanne Pursell said...

Give it a is awesome for so many things! Mama even uses it to cook with! Works great on Chloe's hotspots!

Jeanne Pursell said...

Oh yeah!! Then we can lick it off!! BOL!

Jeanne Pursell said...

Mama even cooks her own food in it! We have recently discovered that it works well on Chloe's hotspots!!7

Mitch and Molly said...

We both love coconut oil but mom is stingy with giving it to us orally but she has no problem using it topically for any blemish we might need it for.

ann thompson said...

We haven't tried coconut oil yet but I've read so many things about it

K9sOverCoffee said...

Mmmh, our pups love coconut oil just like yours and I love all the wonderful properties it has! I mix coconut oil in with the pups turmeric paste, and use it in my coffee and to cook homemade is EVER so good!