Using coconut oil as a topical treatment can help your dogs in many ways. Applying CocoMutts directly to your dogs coat and skin has huge advantages. By applying a small amount to the palm of your hands and gently massaging it into your dogs coat and skin, your dog will achieve a smooth glossy coat and smell great.
Coconut oil significantly reduces protein loss by penetrating the hair and getting deep into the follicles providing nourishment, healing damaged hair and encouraging re-growth. Used regularly it can reduce hair shedding (moulting). If your dog needs to be shaved for medical reasons, such as an operation at the vets, CocoMutts can help to encourage the re-growth of hair and reduce irritation.
Coconut oil is great for dogs that suffer with dry itchy skin, eczema, flea allergies or contact dermatitus. Working as a natural moisturiser it can help to prevent and heal dry hair and skin. Dry, cracked paws can also be soothed and nourished. It’s natural antibacterial and antifungal properties make virgin coconut oil ideal for use on hotspots or skin infections caused by bacteria or fungus. Fungal infections in the ear, particularly for ‘floppy eared’ dogs can be treated or even prevented with the use of coconut oil. It can also be used to soothe and heal insect bites or stings picked up whilst out playing in the park. In the summer months, ticks can be a real problem for our furry friends. It’s very important that ticks are removed properly (seek a vets advice if required). Once removed you can use CocoMutts to disinfect the bite area and prevent infection.
Allergies are becoming much more common for our furry friends. Environmental factors, diet and household chemicals/cleaners can all be responsible for allergies that cause itching and discomfort. CocoMutts can help to reduce the effects of allergies and reduce the amount of scratching or licking at affected areas. In turn this reduces the amount of skin trauma caused by excessive scratching. Where scratching has already occurred, coconut oil can help to keep the area clean and free from infection.
With its antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties, CocoMutts can be used to disinfect cuts or wounds on the body whilst providing a protective layer that prevents the growth of bacteria on the exposed area. Coconut oil will also speed up the healing time of damaged tissue.