April 02, 2017 2 min read
THE TOP 5 WAYS TO USE COCONUT OIL FOR YOUR DOG
1. Kill fleas naturally!
2. Itchy skin, hot spots
3. Small wounds and cuts
4. Infected ears
5. Dog’s pads
Fleas:Massage the oil into the affected area and throughout your dog’s coat. You can do this daily or a couple of times a week. Your pup might have a good time licking but that ok. It won’t hurt your dog to ingest the oil. Non toxic treatment. Or you can put on an old t shirt until it is absorbed into the skin.
Itchy skin, hot spots, small wounds, and cuts:Coconut oil has natural anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties. Coconut oil is great for treating superficial wounds. Apply when needed.
Infected ears and dog’s pads: At your discretion, rub a small amount around and inside of the ears. Cracked pads can benefit greatly with a rubbing of coconut oil. If your dog will allow an overnight sock, all the better.
You have heard about the benefits of feeding your dogs coconut oil- but have you tried topical solutions for your dog including: Dry skin, allergies, dermatitis, fleas, yeast, candida, rash, small cuts, and hot spots.
Coconut oil can aid dogs with everything from itchy skin to digestion issues.
If you haven’t tried coconut oil in your dog’s diet, now is a great time. Let’s take a look at why coconut oil is such a healthy addition to your dog’s diet. Coconut oil contains medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs). Those MCFAs carry a variety of health benefits. Coconut oil is safe for ingestion and has a long shelf life. Compared to other oils (including fish oil) it is much less likely to oxidize and become rancid. Coconut oil turns into a liquid at 78 degrees or above. If kept in a cooler location, it will solidify. You can warm it in your hands to make application easier. Organic, cold-pressed, human grade coconut oil is recommended.
- This tropical oil has antifungal, and antibiotic properties
- Regulates insulin and can help prevent or control diabetes
- Helps balance the thyroid
- Aids with digestive disorders
- It can help reduce allergic reactions
- It can disinfect cuts and wounds
- Soothe cracked pads
- Helps stiff joints and arthritis
- Coconut oil can be used as a coating on pills to help your pup swallow them
HOW MUCH COCONUT OIL FOR DOGS?
As with any changes to diet, if you are just starting out it is suggested that you start your dog with 1 tsp per day initially, then gradually increase over a week or two to the recommended amount.
- 1 teaspoon for every 10 lbs.
- 1 tablespoon for every 30 lbs.
If you are already using fish oil, hemp oil, or other oils, just incorporate coconut oil daily or a few times a week into your rotation. Coconut oil contain Lauric acid, which is a fabulous immune builder, both orally and topically.
HAPPY WAGGING! KISSES TO THE PUP!