What Are The Benefits Of Coconut Oil For Dogs
Coconut oil – the swiss army knife of oils! It’s become a game changer for hoomans and our best friends! We can cook with it, use it on the hair (or coat), aids in digestion and many more uses.
It’s a wonderful addition to your fur pal’s diet. You can also pamper them with a massage with coconut oil. We break down all the benefits of coconut oil for your dog:
What Are The Benefits?
Coconut oil is 90% saturated fats (the good kind of fat) that can help improve the condition of your pup’s skin, coat, and boost their immune system. Coconut oil contains Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) which can give your dog a boost of energy and has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal lauric acid.
If your dog has digestive issues, coconut oil is known to kickstart the metabolic system, calm inflammation, encourages normal thyroid functions, and helps strengthen bones. This oil can also soothe itches and rashes on the skin, moisturise dry patches of skin and even helps reduce odor.
And the best part – it’s available almost every departmental store and online stores as well. Just make sure you go for virgin coconut oil or unrefined coconut oil. And if you can, always opt for cold pressed virgin coconut oil.
How do I use coconut oil for my dogs?
One of the easiest way to use coconut oil on your dog is to include it in their food. Start with a teaspoon first to check their response and accordingly adjust. Your vet knows best and can guide you better on a precise dosage. Don’t overwhelm your pup with too much of a good thing. Moderation is key!
You can also apply a small amount of oil in your hands and give your doggo a good massage to add a bit of moisture to their dry skin and cracked paws.
You can also add a few drops of coconut oil to your dog’s bath for a conditioned and moisturised bath.