The benefits of coconut oil for dogs can be truly amazing. One of the most unique supplements available today, coconut oil can provide many of the the same benefits as almost all other supplements in just 1 small teaspoon per day. Here you’ll learn about just a few of the many benefits of coconut oil for dogs and how to achieve results using a completely natural product.
Using virgin coconut oil as a dietary supplement is a great way to improve the health and well being of your beloved 4 legged family members. There are several ways that coconut oil can be introduced to your dogs diet. Firstly, and most obviously you can simply feed the solid oil straight from your hand or place in your dogs bowl with their usual food. If your dog prefers the oil as a liquid you can gently heat the oil in warm water or in a warm place, but of course the oil should never be hot. If you regularly cook food for your dog you can use CocoMutts as a much healthier oil to cook your dogs food with. Most dogs love the taste of coconut so unlike many other supplements, you shouldn’t have any trouble in getting your dog to eat CocoMutts Virgin Coconut Oil for dogs.
Coconut oil consists of over 90% saturated fats but these fatty acids are rarely found in other meats, vegetables or fruits and it’s these unique fatty acids that provide the benefits of coconut oil for dogs. Most of the saturated fats in coconut oil are Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs). The main component of which is lauric acid (found in mothers breast milk), followed by capric acid and caprylic acid. The lauric acid in coconut oil has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. Capric and Caprylic acid have similar properties and are best known for their antifungal effects. This means that coconut oil is great for treating and preventing many digestive disorders and infections such as IBS and Colitis.
MCTs are efficiently metabolized to provide an immediate source of energy and are not stored as fat in the body. The MCTs also help to balance the thyroid and gently elevate metabolism. Joint pains can be reduced and stiff joints can move more freely which can be great for older dogs. The increased energy and elevated metabolism combined with the correct diet and exercise can even help overweight dogs to lose weight and enjoy a more active life.
When fed regularly, CocoMutts can help to improve overall skin and coat condition. It can effectively moisturise the skin from the inside and eliminate dry or flakey skin patches. Itching caused by allergies can be reduced significantly, therefore reducing skin trauma caused by constant scratching or licking. Doggy odour can be reduced together with bad doggy breath to keep your pooch smelling fresher between bathing.
Coconut oil is a great addition to any dogs diet, whatever the breed, size and age. Simply adjust the amount to suit your dog. Visit our how much coconut oil to feed my dog page for further details or to get in touch.