There are various benefits to adding coconut oil into your canine’s diet. Coconut oil consists of more than 90% saturated fats. Lauric acid is the main component of the saturated fats and has antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal properties. Most sources recommend a daily feeding of 1/2 teaspoon for every 10lbs.
Fed regularly to pets, coconut oil has multiple benefits such as:
-Clears up skin conditions
-Reduces allergic reactions and improves skin health
-Softens coats and deodorizes odors
-Prevents yeast and fungal infections
-Improves digestion and nutrient absorption
-Reduces bad breath
-Contains powerful antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal agents that prevent infection and disease
-Regulates and balances insulin
-Promotes normal thyroid function
-Helps prevent or control diabetes
-Helps reduce weight and increase energy
-Aids in arthritis or ligament problems
-Applied topically it promotes the healing & disinfection of cuts, wounds, hot spots, dry skin, bites and stings.
At Jack & Jill Pet Market, we sell many pet foods that already contain the daily dosage of recommended coconut oil. Our most popular food we sell containing coconut oil is Petcurean’s Now Fresh. We also sell pet safe coconut oil and skin balm.
We recommend consulting your veterinarian before introducing coconut oil into your pet’s daily regimen. Some vets are more open minded than others to holistic health approaches. From our exposure, we have only experienced positive health benefits in our dogs from coconut oil!