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The Many Benefits of Coconut Oil For Dogs


There are many benefits of coconut oil for dogs being discovered, even though it was not recommended in the past. The coconut, also known as the “tree of life”, has been found to have many benefits not only for humans, but for our best friends as well.

There are many products and furniture made from coconut lumber and leaves. Many foods and desserts have at least a bit of coconut milk in them. But the most popular use of the coconut, in the field of health and medicine, is the coconut’s oil, which has been found to cure or alleviate many diseases.

Benefits of Coconut Oil For Dogs

Many diseases and ailments, like yeast infections, smelly coats, hot spots, cuts that have been infected, and even cracked paws, can all be cured with just a jar of “virgin coconut oil.”

When other forms of diet remedies have failed, try out this miracle natural medicine for your dog. Virgin coconut oil means that it is unrefined, and it can be used for both dogs and humans. Lauric acid, a medium chain fatty acid, can help prevent bacterial and viral infections. This is most commonly found in a mother’s milk and builds the immune system. Fortunately, dogs can benefit from the same kind of protection and health advantages it gives throughout their lives.

There are many other benefits of coconut oil for dogs, all good reasons why you should give your dog some virgin coconut oil. First, it can potentially reduce cancer risks. It also improves the digestion of your dog and becomes medicine for most digestive upsets. The thyroid function is also kept normal with coconut oil. It can give your dog a smooth glossy coat, as well as healthy, supple skin. Yeast and fungal infections are also treated and prevented through the use of coconut oil. Arthritis and similar pains can also be minimized or treated. Coconut can also balance your dog’s metabolism rate to keep his weight under control.

Another area in which amazing results have been attained is in prevention of parasitic infestations, and apparently curing the problem in many instances. As described by Healing Naturally By Bee.

Coconut oil may provide an effective defense against many troublesome parasites including giardia. Like bacteria and fungi, giardia can’t stand up against MCFA found in coconut oil.

Research has confirmed the effectiveness of MCFA in destroying giardia and possibly other protozoa. By using coconut oil and other coconut products every day, you may be able to destroy giardia before it can establish a toehold.

It can be given internally or applied externally, and can provide remedies for many skin infections. It can disinfect cuts and improve your dog’s general skin and coat condition, making it healthier. Wounds also heal faster with coconut oil, and it helps to deodorize your dog’s skin and clear up some rashes as well.

And unlike most herbal products that are good for your dog’s health, coconut is something that your dog will most probably love to eat. They will most likely gobble up the coconut oil and not be too picky with it. Just as humans can get a bit nutty for coconut, so can our beloved buddies. Mix it with their food – it has cured many picky eaters.

Many vets and researchers today are recommending the regular use of coconut oil for dogs and many other pets as an excellent source of nutrients, which keeps your dog in good health.

The recommended dose is pretty easy; just give a teaspoon of coconut oil per 10 pounds of dog, or you can give a tablespoon per 30 pounds. Start with about 1/4 the recommended dosage and build up to the recommended level over 3-4 weeks, as sometimes flu-like symptoms can appear if you hurried it right away. Be aware, however, coconut oil does contain fat and calories, so you may need to adjust your dog’s daily diet to compensate.

Have you already started using coconut oil for your dog?



  1. Robin Pieri

    Mar 5, 2017 at 8:59 am

    how do you feed your dog the coconut oil?????

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  4. diana

    Jan 18, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    wow this is something new to me coconut oil for dogs?

  5. Leslie

    Nov 14, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    I give coconut oil to my dogs too!

  6. Leigh

    Oct 10, 2016 at 1:41 am

    There are still existing articles out there claiming how bad virgin coconut oil is for dogs but many more claims to debunk that.

  7. Christine

    Oct 8, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Can the coconut oil be given oral,if your dog has diabetis?

    • Amber

      Oct 10, 2016 at 7:19 pm

      My dog licks it off my hand. As I use it to moisturize my fingernails and nail beds.

  8. Diana

    Jul 30, 2016 at 11:20 am

    I have been feeding my 3 1/2 year old 100 pound Rottweiler coconut oil for 2 1/2 years now. I started this because she had fleas and the flea shampoo made her itch more and started making her hair fall out. Since then I no longer bathe her only daily brushing, her coat is very shiny and she has no oder, I also brush her teeth with coconut oil daily no breath oder either. I will not use any flea prevention products since the first time I did she had diarrhea for a month. I use a flea comb if I see her scratch so far this year she has not had a single flea. Everyone says the fleas are very bad this year. Last year I found a total of 6 fleas that was in September the flea comb removes them quickly and doesn’T poison my girl. I believe that the coconut oil has her skin in such great condition and the oil helps in keeping the fleas off. I give her a good tablespoon of coconut oil twice a day also 1200 mg. of fish oil in her morning dose of coconut oil daily. I use the burp less kind of fish oil so she doesn’t have any bad breath.

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