Have you joined the coconut craze? It has become the go-to drink of choice for many health conscience people. Did you now that it is also great for dogs? I add coconut oil to our Dr. Harvey’s Veg-to-Bowl and Canine Health. They love it and wait to lick the spoon. Coconut oil consists of over 90% saturated fats. The best type of coconut oil is virgin or extra virgin in a glass jar.
The Benefits of Coconut Oil
• Helps balance the thyroid
• Calms dry itchy skin
• Makes coat sleek and glossy
• Can be used topically to help sores heal
• Improves digestion
• Helps bad breath
• Improves oral health
• Works as a powerful antibacterial and antifungal
• Helps to build strong bones
• Tastes great
I rotate coconut oil with Omega 3 fish oil and add it to their meals. To begin your dog on coconut oil, start adding small amounts each day. You ultimately want to provide 1 tsp. of coconut oil per 10 lbs. of body weight. It is recommended to start with ¼ of this amount to avoid loose stools. Of course, it is always best to check with your veterinarian before adding any supplement to your dog's diet.
Bentley and Pierre also suggest Dr. Harvey’s Coconut Smiles to add even more coconut fun! You can always save 10% on your Dr. Harvey’s order with our ambassador discount code below.
Source: Dogs Naturally Magazine