Coconut Oil For Dogs: 5 Surprising Health Benefits You Didn’t Know

A couple of years ago I was on social media and saw someone state that the benefits they had with using coconut oil. I went on Google and did my research and I could not believe all the reviews I saw from so many different people from all over the world. I thought to myself that there is no way I’d let such a good product pass me by, because honestly I’ve always just thought that coconut oil was meant to give you great cooked meals and thus the health benefits. Needless to say, I’ve never looked back. So apart from knowing what products can be used for my family and friends, there are other friends of the family that we take care of that rely on us for their well being and those are out pet animals.

When you have a dog – much like any pet- it becomes a part of your life and it’s no surprise that you spend a significant amount of time looking for ways to make your dog happy and in great healthy condition. This ranges from making sure that your dog has good healthy food to ensuring that it’s fur and skin is clean and fresh at all times. It has come to the attention of all dog owners that coconut, has plenty benefits to offer to dogs as much as it’s being used by humans. Here are the top 5 benefits of using coconut oil on your dogs:

Skin

What exactly does coconut oil do to and for the dog’s skin? Coconut oil actually helps treat a lot of skin conditions ranging from dry skin, itchy paws and ears and infections bites and stings. It’s no secret that dogs enjoy being adored and cared for by their owners, so why not take the time to make sure that your dog’s skin is well taken care of by applying coconut oil to prevent all future skin irritation and infections.

Healthy fur coat

There is nothing as adorable and beautiful as a dog that has a clean silky fur coat. Well you can ensure that this is always the case with your dog by applying some coconut oil. A good looking fur coat is enough to give your dog the confidence it needs to fulfill it’s role as the family’s best friend.

Prevent bad odor

One of the other amazing benefits of coconut oil is that it helps treat and prevent bad odor in dogs- whether it’s bad breath or bodily odor. We all know what the impact of bad odor is, and when dealing with pets, you have to make sure that you do what you can to support and help make the pet part of the family. Giving your dog a teaspoon of coconut oil a day can help prevent and treat bad odor, and in addition add some coconut oil to the bath water to remove that bad bodily odor. Apply some coconut oil to prevent the need to move your dog to it’s outside kennel on a permanent basis.

Treating wounds and cuts

While playing catch with the kids, the dog may be prone to wounds and cuts so before you panic and work yourself up, try applying coconut on it. This is linked tongue benefit that coconut oil has on the dogs skin. Applying the oil will help heal and close up the wound or cut and also prevent any skin infections and irritations. Even if the dog starts licking the spot, this will not cause any problems as coconut oil can be consumed and is good for prevent bad breath.

Helping digestion and weight control

Adding some coconut oil into the diet of your dog has amazing benefits and gives some digestive comfort. Coconut oil is known for speeding up the metabolism and assist in weight loss. The oil can help the dog nutrients absorption and assists with irritable bowel syndrome.

Now that you are aware of the amazing benefits that coconut oil can give to your dog, it’s time to invest a little  but make a huge impact. Through a bit of coconut oil a day, you will be well on course to making sure that your dog is healthy, fit, and has good skin and fur. So do not waste any time, and join all the other dog lovers who are using coconut oil and other great product to making sure their dogs are happy and healthy at all times.