Nowadays, The coconut oil has become very popular due to its incredible health benefits. It is used for various medicinal purposes as it contains properties like antibacterial, antifungal and, antiviral etc. which helps in promoting good health. If you fed coconut oil to your dog on a regular basis then it will improve your dog’s metabolism, immunity, skin and helps in reducing allergic reaction.

Let’s find out some incredible benefits of coconut oil for dogs:

Coconut oil is an edible oil, extracted from mature coconuts. It is very beneficial for dogs as it helps in aiding various health-related issues like itching, arthritis, infection etc. It also helps in providing an instant source of energy. MCT  (medium chain triglycerides) present in the coconut oil is a good fat which helps in balancing the thyroid and, it also helps in aiding weight loss in dogs.

Benefits of coconut oil

  • It helps in improving digestion
  • It helps in enhancing the metabolism
  • It helps in boosting the immune system
  • It helps in improving cognitive function
  • It contains antibacterial and antifungal properties
  • It is beneficial for treating arthritis
  • It helps in aiding weight loss
  • It helps in improving the level of energy
  • It helps in eliminating odor from the body
  • It contains anti-inflammatory properties
  • It helps in enhancing the luster of the coat
  • It helps in building strong bones

Amount of coconut oil

It is essential to know the amount in which you should give coconut oil to your dog. The dog owner should start by giving small amounts of coconut oil as your dog will require enough time to adjust to a new element in the diet. If you start with a larger amount then his body can react adversely and it can make him fall sick. You need to increase the dosage gradually.

Topical application

Coconut oil is very beneficial for enhancing the luster of the coat of your dog. For topically using it, just take a small amount of oil and gently massage it into the coat then let it absorbed for a few minutes. Do this once in a week and you can able to see the results in a short span of time.

Kind of coconut oil that you should consider buying

Always look for unrefined coconut oil as it best for the feeding purpose. One must avoid unrefined, bleached coconut oil as it doesn’t contain beneficial nutrients in it. Some preserved coconut oil can have a bold smell which your dog may not like so, keep that in mind before feeding it to your dog.

One must always consider consulting with a veterinarian before deciding to feed coconut oil to their dog.