Jack had magical beans in Jack and the Bean Stalk, Cinderella had magical glass slippers and even the evil queen had a magical mirror and apples to poison Snow in Snowhite and the Seven Dwarfs. We may not have fairy dust or spell breaking kisses but we do have magic…Coconut Oil!
Coconut oil is 90% saturated fat (good fat) and composed of mostly medium chain Triglycerides or MCT’s. The MCT’s found in Coconut oil have anti-fungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties among hundreds of other health benefits for you AND your dog! Not to mention MCT's are quickly metabolized and provide an immediate source of fuel and energy! Bonus!
Dogs are carnivorous animals and require a high intake of Saturated fat to remain happy and healthy. Coconut oil is a fantastic way to ensure your dog is getting the Saturated fat he or she requires while maintaining a beautiful and healthy coat. This is just ONE of the many extrodinary properties of Coconut Oil.
Here is a list highlighting some of the most *magical* benefits of adding Coconut oil to your pooches diet.
When ever you introduce a new supplement into your dogs diet or even when just changing foods, it's important to do it slowly and over time. The recommended dose for Coconut oil is 1 teaspoon per 10lbs or 1 tablespoon per 30lbs. In other words, a 60lb dog should received 2 tablespoons daily where as a 20lb dog should only receive a teaspoon and a half. To ease any chance of causing an upset tummy or loose stool start with 1/4 a teaspoon and work your way up to the correct dosage over several days. If loose stool occurs, follow the same dosage as described above with pure pumpkin. Pumpkin will ease stomach issues and help to bind your pooches poops.
You want to make sure you are getting the purest form. I purchase my Coconut oil from my local grocery store, Wegmans, from the all natural section but you may certainly purchase online from places such as Amazon.
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With over 10 years of experience through ownership and rescue work, I hope to share my knowledge and insight to happier, healthier fur kids. Have a question, feel free to ask!