If you are an avid reader of The Huffington Post as an online news source you should also check out The Dogginton Post if you have a four-legged friend at home. I recently stumbled upon the website and fell in love with the name and all of the great information given about dogs. Everything from health related articles to dog park etiquette can be found on the site. While doing some browsing I found a great article about the benefits of coconut oil for dogs. I was intrigued and kept reading to find out more information.
I really enjoyed the article because it share information I didn’t even know – even though I’ve given coconut oil to dogs before. The Dogginton Post states “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 all forms of diet remedies have failed, then it is time to 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.“
I found this article more informative than other articles I have read due to the fact that it listed more things that the coconut oil may help with in your dog. For example, the article says that the thyroid function can be kept normal in dogs when they are given coconut oil and this is also the same with humans. I enjoy finding articles like this because I prefer home remedies as opposed to medications. I also think if you are giving something to your pet, it should be safe enough for you to use or eat it as well. We all know that a good unrefined, cold-pressed coconut oil can be consumed, so this home remedy is one that is approved in my household!
Why do you use coconut oil for your dog?