10 Reasons To Start Using Coconut Oil With Your Dog

As parents, our goal is to provide a nutritious diet so our fur children can be as healthy as possible. You probably have heard people rave about coconut oil. In case you were considering adding it to your dog’s food, here is a list of reasons why you should.

The smell alone is relaxing. Coconut oil is rich in medium chain fatty acids, which have multiple benefits for your dog. Lauric acid has been studied and shown to have endless benefits for the body. Coconut oil contains 50% lauric acid, which has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.

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Coconut oil is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory. That combination makes it a must-have in your pantry. It is 100% natural and safe to feed your dog. So grab a spoon and dig in!

10. Clean Ears And Help Clear Up Ear Infection

Simply take a cotton ball and dab some coconut oil on it. Then wipe the inside of your dog’s ears. Coconut oil is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal so it will kill any bacteria or fungus on the ear.

9. Improve Brain Function In Older Dogs

The oil will improve brain and nerve function while preventing dementia. As dogs age, their cognitive functions decrease, but by feeding coconut oil you are improving it.

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Andrea Powell is an animal enthusiast who lives in West Michigan. Her horse and 3 dogs are her children. She loves to write and share her knowledge of equine and canine nutrition. In her spare time she likes to volunteer with animal rescues, camp with her husband and dogs, and trail ride with her horse.
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