Coconut oil and coconut-based products are popping up everywhere for human health, but it seems that coconut oil can also be a natural, non-toxic, easily absorbed product that can help with your pet’s overall health.
Check with your veterinarian before using, The recommended dosage for animals is 1/4 teaspoon for every 10 pounds of body weight, twice daily.
Here are 12 ways that coconut oil may help your furry friends - both cats and dogs:
- Aids healing of digestive disorders – like inflammatory bowel syndrome and colitis
- Aids in arthritis or ligament problems
- Aids in elimination of hairballs and coughing
- Promotes the healing – when applied topically to cuts, wounds, hot spots, dry skin and hair, bites and stings
- Clears up skin conditions – such as eczema, flea allergies, contact dermatitis, and itchy skin
- Disinfects cuts – and promotes wound healing
- Helps sedentary dogs feel energetic – Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) have been shown to improve brain energy metabolism and decrease the amyloid protein buildup that results in brain lesions in older dogs.
- Makes coats shiny – coat becomes sleek and glossy, and deodorizes doggy odor
- Prevents and treats yeast and fungal infections – including candida
- Reduces allergic reactions and improves skin health
- Reduces or eliminates bad breath in dogs
- Regulates and balance insulin and promotes normal thyroid function