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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Healthy Pets: 8 Benefits of Coconut Oil

By now most people have heard of the benefits of using coconut oil, but did you know it has major benefits for your dog? It can be used both externally, applied directly to the skin and ingested by the mouth as well. For ingestion most vets recommend 1 tsp per 10 lbs of weight. (It is also recommended to start with 1/4 dose and build up over several weeks)

Here are our top 8 ways coconut oil can help your dog:


  1. Improves doggie breath
  2. Improves digestion
  3. Regulates thyroid function
  4. Leads to improved and shiny coats
  5. Skin health improves
  6. May ease pain from arthritis
  7. Balances Metabolism and may help with weight control
  8. Topically can help wounds

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