You may or may not know have heard about the amazing health benefits of coconut oil but did you KNOW that it’s not only good for people but it’s great for pets as well? The coconut, also known as the tree of life, provides wonderful health benefits for people as well as for our furry friends. In our house, we mix it with our pets’ food and cook regularly with it for our own health. Coconut oil is over 90% saturated fat and has antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. It benefits every system and is thought of by many as a miraculous natural medicine.
So, how does it help your pet?
Here’s a short list of just some its uses:
- Moisturizes skin and gives your pets glossy coats
- Aids in digestion
- Helps prevent cancers
- Prevents infections
- Provides relief from arthritis
- Helps with bad breath
- Disinfects cuts and helps wounds heal faster
- Wards off fleas
- Balances and regulates insulin
- Helps maintain healthy weight
Ready to give it a try?!?
Unlike most medicines and supplements, your dog will likely love to eat coconut oil and gobble it right up with their food. It’s best to start small with a half teaspoon mixed in with food and work your way up. The general recommendation is that pets can receive one teaspoon for every ten pounds of weight or one tablespoon per every 30 pounds.
Have you had great experiences with coconut oil? Share your thoughts below.