Nutiva Coconut Oil Organic Ext VirginCoconut oil for dogs (and people) is often called a miracle in a jar. "Virgin" (or unrefined) coconut oil helps to support and maintain overall health in both humans and dogs. Coconut oil contains Lauric acid, which is a medium chain fatty acid that is also found in mother's milk. Lauric acid is the substance that prevents infants from getting viral, bacterial and protozoan infections, and those same benefits seem to apply to dogs as well.
Benefits of Coconut Oil for DogsThe advantages of giving your dog coconut oil are far-reaching:
- Reduces risk of cancers
- Improves digestion and addresses digestive disorders
- Promotes normal thyroid function
- Prevents and treats yeast and fungal infections
- Helps balance metabolism for a healthy weight
- Relieves arthritis
- Supports healthy skin and coat
- Disinfect cuts
- Improve skin and coat condition
- Speed wound healing
- Clear up rashes
- The best part? Dogs love the taste of coconut oil! Unlike other "good for you" remedies, most dogs will readily eat their daily dose, mine included. I've been using coconut oil for years - since Sumner was still with us - and I've seen the benefits firsthand. (I've also seen how quickly the dogs go off the rails when I run out.) A local vet was so impressed by the change in one of our coconut customers that he's now a believer in coconut oil for dogs, too!
This is Stella's Momma:
My daughter has been using coconut oil for awhile for her family and has been after me to try it. She has always had a problem with roseca and has found by putting the oil directly on her skin it is helping with the heat and redness. She also uses it as cooking oil instead of what she had been buying. As with all new products you do have to introduce this slowly to your body because it begins to help get rid of toxins, if you use to much to fast, you could feel like you were coming down with the flu. Then last week when I was talking about Gussie and his itchies one of my friends on here mentioned that she gives her little doxin's coconut chips in their food and not only has their coat improved but the itchies has went away. I didn't want to start giving Gus predisone if i could help it and decided to go buy the oil and start giving it to them. Oh they love the taste of it, even Dietzy. I rubbed it in their coats, and tonight I am going to put it in their rinse water after their bathes. You melt 3 tbl to one cup of warm water, and then put it in their rinse water, and leave on the skin, and towel dry. All the pugs coats are good, but maggie is shedding a bunch and I thought maybe this could help, plus they smell good. There is alot of information out there on coconut oil and your pets, and all the uses.
I also have put it in Dietzy's ears cos we fight the ear mites with him. We have always gotten med's from the vet but by the time we get one ear done, he is out the door, mad and hissing. I know it burns his ears and hurts him. It seemed we never could get a good handle on it. On Sunday i melted some of the oil, (it comes solid, looks like crisco) and put drops in Dietzy's ears. He didn't take off running and growling, and it didn't hurt him. Hopefully, it will start to smother the ear mites.
As with every product, you will read good and bad reviews but so far I haven't seen any negative reviews. Some of you asked about this when I mentioned it yesterday, so I thought today's post would give you a little information. I purchased it at Hy-Vee in the health food section, but I read you could buy it at Costco also. Probably you could go online and it would tell you. Make sure you buy the UnRefined or Extra Virgin kind, or you will not be getting the product you are looking for. It cost me $20.00 but since I give such a small amount it will last for awhile.
Last night I stir fried chicken and veg. in it for our supper and I really liked the coconut flavor.
Have a good Tuesday.