Coconut oil not only is beneficial for humans, but also for our beloved fur babies. It provides skin, digestive, bone, and immune system support. Try adding coconut oil to your dogs daily regime to reap these benefits. Just feeding your dog a teaspoon a day can do wonders.
The oil improves skin health. If your dog has eczema or other skin problems it may take away symptoms, itchy skin, fleas and prevent allergies. You can feed your dogs coconut oil, use it as a shampoo, or as a spot treatment for wounds. Coconut oil has healing properties that will speed up recovery for skin. It's perfect to rub on rough paws after a long day of walking.
The anti-fungal and antibacterial properties of coconut oil also kills odors. It will leave a pleasant scent on your dogs coat and leave it shiny and smooth. Rub their coat with coconut oil to keep it soft and smelling great. Also, brush their teeth with coconut oil to help prevent bad breath and prevent gum disease.
Coconut oil's healing properties also help when digested. Coconut oil will loosen their stool when constipated and help settle an upset stomach. You can freeze the oil in an ice tray for a yummy frozen treat. The fats in the coconut help aid in nutrient absorption when your dog eats their regular food.
When first adding coconut oil to your dogs diet start with a small amount, so their body can adjust. For smaller dogs start with 1/4 teaspoon and 1 teaspoon for larger dogs. Once, they have gotten adjusted give 1 teaspoon per 10 pounds daily to reap all the amazing benefits.
To further add to your pets flea protection add Flea Away to their daily regime as well.