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Coconut oil for dogs

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Do we feed our dog coconut oil? YES! This super food has been a great addition to our dogs diet. It’s loaded with healthy fats and tons of benefits. That’s why we incorporate coconut oil in every meal. Remember to use in moderation, here we will share basic questions everyone asks themselves about coconut oil and the benefits of feeding your dog some coconut oil.

1Frequently Asked Questions

How much coconut oil should I feed my dog? You can feed daily 1 tsp per 10 pounds.

Which coconut oil can I feed my dog? Try choosing Virgin or Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. If it’s organic and in a glass jar even better! Try to avoid RBD Coconut Oil because it’s been heated and filtered, causing some potential loss of nutrients.

Can I cook with coconut oil? Yes! In fact the oil is very stable at high temperatures so if you cook or bake treats for your dog, you can substitute it for other oils.

Note:  Because of the essential fatty acids in Omega-3 oils, your dog will still need some Omega-3 oil as well a coconut oil. It’s a good idea to rotate coconut oil on alternate days or at different meals with your choice of Omega-3 oil, so that your dog gets the benefits of both types of oils.

NOTICE

Coconut oil is not a treatment for cancer, diabetes, etc. Please see a vet for professional consultation and treatment.

2Skin

Helps clear up skin conditions such as eczema, flea allergies, contact dermatitis and itchy skin. Reduce allergic reactions and improves skin health. It will help make the coats sleek and glossy and get rid of that doggy odor. Application of coconut oil can prevent and help treat yeast and fungal infections, including candida. Disinfect cuts and promote wound healing. You may also apply coconut oil to soothe and heal dry cracked pads and elbow calluses.

3Digestive System

Helps improve digestion and nutrient absorption. Aid healing of digestive disorders like inflammatory bowel syndrome and colitis. Reduce bad breath and expel or kill parasites.

4Immune System

Contains powerful antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal agents that prevent infection and disease. It may reduce risk of cancer as well.

5Endocrine/Metabolic System

Helps regulate and balance insulin and can help prevent or control diabetes. Promotes normal thyroid function, increases energy and helps reduce weight.

6Musculoskeletal System

Helps build strong bones, eases inflammation and can help with arthritis discomfort.

7Brain, Eyes, Ears and Mouth

Promotes good nerve and brain function and prevents dementia. Helps clear up ear and eye infections (let it melt and then use as eye drops, and also use topically in the ears) and improves oral health and can be used to clean teeth.

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