Coconut oil has been a game-changer for most of us. It can be used for almost anything, from hair treatments to oiling swiss army knives!
However, we might wonder if it is good for dogs too. Well, research says it is! Coconut oil provides a few lovely benefits, and here is what it can do for your canine companion:
- Medium Chain Triglycerides found on the inside of coconut oil may potentially give your dog an energy boost! These MCTs are considered to be good fats that contain both anti-bacterial and anti-fungal lauric acid
- Upon ingestion of coconut oil, the process of digesting it is known to kickstart the metabolic system, calm inflammatory responses, and existing inflammation, promotes normal thyroid functions, and assists with the strengthening of bones
- When used on the skin, coconut oil can soothe a variety of hot spots or certain bites, moisturize dry skin, and it even neutralizes dog odor. There is also the added benefit of it resulting in a beautiful, shiny coat!
You can buy coconut oil at almost any grocery or retail store, and some pet stores also have it in stock. It is, however, important that you read the label carefully and try to find unrefined coconut oil. This type is healthy and purer than processed versions. The way in which you give it to your canine companion is up to you. You can give them a teaspoon of it straight, add it to their food, or massage it into their skin. Depending on your goal, there are many recipes and advice columns out there that are sure to suit your need!
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