It's not just humans who are contributing to the growing popularity of coconut oil in America; dogs, too are seeing the benefits of coconut oil. When fed regularly to pets, coconut oil could give health benefits for the dog's skin, digestive and immune systems; metabolic function; and even their bone and brain health, reported Dogster.
The oil results in good overall skin health while curing skin conditions like eczema, flea allergies, contact dermatitis and itchy skin. Coconut oil can also help heal wounds, cuts, bites, hotpots and stings. It can also cure kennel cough and helps prevent yeast infections, and even Candida.
Cinnamon has been known to prevent diabetes but so can coconut oil, since it helps regulate and balance insulin. The dog could also have normal thyroid function and prevent any heart disease and infections. Also like cinnamon, coconut oil is perfect for the dog's brain health, especially in senior dogs. This oil is also used to stave off dementia in humans.
Since coconut oil is emollient, it helps moisturize the dog's skin. The same results will be seen when you use coconut oil as shampoo for dogs. Say goodbye to doggy odor since your dogs will get a delightful scent from coconut oils that have antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.
Adding coconut oil to a dog's diet can help improve digestion and nutrient absorption. For cases when the dog's stool becomes loose because of coconut oil, just add a few spoonfuls of canned pumpkin to your dog's food. Doggy breath will also be lessened or even eliminated with coconut oil. You can even use coconut oil in brushing your dog's teeth.
Since weight is reduced and energy is increased, dogs that consume coconut oil will have improved mobility, even those who has arthritis and other joint issues.
Because of the many benefits of coconut oil, many vets and researchers recommend the regular use of coconut oil for dogs and many other pets since it can keep them in good health.
The recommended dose is a teaspoon of coconut oil per 10 pounds of dog, or you can give a tablespoon per 30 pounds. To get rid of flu-like symptoms, start slow and gradually increase the dosage. Start by adding about 1/4 of the recommended dosage and build up the amount over three to four weeks when the canines get used to the oil, Dogington Post reported.