WHY Coconut Oil For Your Dog and Cats?
Ok, so you have heard all the hype about the Coconut Oil. But why coconut oil if you can use fish oil, olive oil, flaxseed oil…? Here are some summarized info on this wonder oil.
1/ Coconut oil has antiviral, antibiotic and antifungal properties so you can even apply it to wounds as well as feeding it to your cat/ dog. It will aid wound healing and prevent scarring.
2/ Virgin Coconut oil contains fatty acids such as lauric acid which is also found in breast milk. Lauric acid is the one providing antibacterial properties.
3/ Coconut oil is a medium chain fatty acid. One of nature’s richest source for medium chain fatty acid (MCFA), it is easier to absorb (as compared to long chain fatty acid eg. Fish Oil) and helps boost metabolism.
3/ Improves digestion and nutrient absorption.
4/ Coconut oil is known to stimulate the thyroid gland. Thus it can help promote normal function of the thyroid and adrenal glands.
5/ Besides using internally, it can also be applied topically. Since coconut oil is edible, it is a great moisturizer to use on hot spots, cracked foot pads or minor cuts and wounds so if your dog / cat licks it off, you are not worried about the medical content. You can also use it directly on the dog’s dry nose.
6/ Protects the liver from toxic antibiotic drugs
7/ For cats, coconut oil can be given to ease constipation and prevent hairballs.
There you go, we could list 101 uses but we chose just these few that are the most commonly faced issues by pet owners.
Remember to get only Cold Pressed and Virgin/ Extra Virgin Coconut Oils.