Coconut oil for dogs is not a nutty idea at all. In fact, when added to your dog’s diet, coconut oil has many beneficial qualities. While coconut oil is made up mostly of saturated fats, the saturated fats come from Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFAs). MCFAs are known to have tremendous health benefits. Lauric acid, a powerful anti-viral and anti-bacterial agent, is one of the MCFAs found in coconut oil. Like any supplement, coconut oil is not a “cure all” but it will definitely improve your dog’s overall health!

Coconut oil has been found by many to help with the following skin problems:

  • Reduces allergic reactions
  • Makes your dog’s coat sleek and healthy
  • Eliminates doggy odor
  • Treats yeast infections
  • Disinfect and heals wounds
  • When applied topically it will speed the healing of hot spots, dry skin, cracked paws and cuts

Coconut oil is also great for your dog’s digestion:

  • Improves digestion
  • Improves nutrient absorption
  • Reduces bad doggy breath
  • Helps with the elimination of hairballs

In some cases it can even help with your dog’s bones and metabolism:

  • Helps with weight loss
  • Boosts your dog’s energy level
  • Promotes normal thyroid function
  • Aids in arthritis or ligament issues
  • Helps prevent and/or control diabetes

Instructions for oral administration:
Give ½ teaspoon to 1 teaspoon per 10 lbs of body weight daily. Start slowly and increase gradually.

If you’re hesitant about starting your dog on coconut oil, you can always discuss it with your veterinarian to find out more. If you’re already a fan of this product and have a success story to share, then please let us know!

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Tonia has owned her own dog walking company and been a full-time professional dogwalker for over 4 years. She is a member of Pet Sitters International and the Pet Professional Guild (the Association for Force-Free Pet Professionals). She volunteers weekly at a local dog shelter where she gets to feed and spend time with many furry friends.
She started Dogwalker World to share her knowledge and passion about dogs and their natural instinct to walk and explore. She believes (and knows) that walking your dog can be a fun activity that will only strengthen your bond with them. This website is her dedication to you to ensure that you find the tools and advice necessary to make walking your dog a success!

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