The Amazing Hidden Secrets Of Coconut Oil For Mans Best Friend
Ever noticed that…
Coconut oil seems to be the answer to all of life’s problems. Frizzy hair? Coconut oil! Out of shaving cream? Coconut oil! Bad credit coconut oil! The love and obsession for this tropical fruit are real, and as it appears there’s nothing coconut oil can’t fix – even when it comes to your four-legged friend!
Coconut oil has been around since the beginning, and while it may be nothing new, in the last decade it seems to have taken the world by storm. If you haven’t noticed it or started using it already, coconut oil has become one of the world’s most popular superfoods.
Consumers have been going coconut-crazy, packing the oily goodness seemingly into every aspect of their day to day lives. And it’s little wonder why, with the oil presenting antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties, as well as a range of medicinal purposes. But have you considered how beneficial this world-renowned superfood is for your furry, four-legged friend?
Coconut oil ticks all of the right pooch-friendly boxes!
Here at DogsBod, we understand just how confusing the world of supplements and superfoods can be for ourselves, let alone our dogs, but you probably already know about the benefits of adding oils to your dog’s diet. And if not we’re especially glad you’re reading this now because oils contain essential fatty acids and nutrients, which, as the name indicates, are essential to your dog’s health.
The fats within coconut oil are considered to be “conditionally essential”, meaning that in certain circumstances we need these fats to function and develop, especially when our pups are young and at that lolloping, floppy puppy stage… you know, when they bang into everything and are cutely awkward. Puppies love em’.
While coconut oil may not be an Omega-3 oil, the health benefits it can provide your furry friend with are vast! So, keep reading to discover exactly how it can boost your dog’s wellbeing:
First Up, What’s In Coconut Oil?
So, we’re sure that you’ve heard how amazing coconut oil is, but have you ever thought about what makes it so great?
*Ok put your glasses on….Things are about to get technical – but only for a moment😊*
Coconut oil is made up of more than 90% saturated fats. These fats and oils are composed of triglycerides, which are made up of fat molecules called fatty acids. Coconut oil itself contains 64% medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs). Within these medium chains, fatty acids are lauric acid, caprylic acid and capric acid. Each of these acids has their own beneficial health properties. With all three proving to have antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. Hello, healthy puppy!
When it comes to our dogs, the MCFAs found in coconut oil will help balance their thyroid, helping those pups who love to overindulge get “ready for summer”. As well as giving your lounge-loving hounds a much-needed energy boost!
As a bonus, coconut oil will improve any dogs skin and coat, improve digestion and reduce allergic reactions #winning!
Benefits Of Coconut Oil For Man’s Best Friend!
So now that you’re an expert on the contents of coconut oil, it’s time to delve into the fun stuff.
How exactly can this all-natural superfood, give your furry friends a better quality of life? Well, sit back, strap yourself in and open your mind to the wondrous benefits of coconut oil for your dog (and you)!
Your Dog Will Look 10 Years Younger…. With Supple Healthy Skin (ok maybe not the 10yrs younger bit 🙂
Love organic skincare? Well, you can’t get much more natural than coconut oil to help heal and soothe all your dog’s skin ailments. Not only will coconut oil give your dog an award-winning coat, but it will also help clear up nasty skin conditions such as eczema, flea allergies, contact dermatitis and itchy skin!
You can even use it as a disinfectant for cuts, wounds and insect bites and stings.
Create A Better Digestive System
We all know that when our digestive system is working the way it should, life just isn’t the same….it’s more challenging, we feel sluggish and slow and our dogs feel the same way!
Coconut oil will help aid in better digestion and nutrient absorption for your dog, as well as aiding in the healing of digestive disorders such as colitis and bowel syndrome.
As an added bonus, coconut oil can also help reduce and even eliminate nasty bad breath, ensuring everybody enjoys those slobbery welcome home kisses, not just your dog!
Improved Immune System
It’s only natural for you to want to ensure your beloved pet has the strongest immune system possible, so why not feed them coconut oil?
Containing powerful antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal agents, it will aid in the prevention of infection and disease, helping ensure that your beloved family pet is fighting fit for years to come!
Good For The Brain, Eyes, And Fury Ears And Mouth!
Better brain functionality and potential to prevent dementia in your hound with a daily dose of coconut oil. Not only will it keep your pouch’s mind sharp, but you can also use coconut oil to clear up ear and eye infections, and improve their overall oral health!
So How Much Coconut Oil Should You Be Giving Your Dog?
If you’re looking to give it to your dog as a daily supplement, try to work up to around one teaspoon per 5 kilograms of body weight. However, if this is something new for your dog, we recommended starting out with a quarter of this amount and then increasing gradually until you reach their recommended dosage. (But like all suggestions please consult your vet directly before making any changes to your dogs diet).
All you have to do is simply put it in your dog’s food, mix it around, and even if they’re fussy eaters they’ll gulp it down and won’t taste a thing!
If you love coconut oil, then your precious pup will too. There are so many ways you can use it to improve the health and well-being of your best friend, so why not try it and observe the improvements in their health today!
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