With age, often comes additional weight, and the family pouch often experiences weight gain as their metabolism slows and they enter their middle age or golden years. For pet owners that do own overweight dogs, coconut oil for dogs is an addition to the diet that can help to slim the dog. Aside from slimming the dog, the coconut oil has many other benefits such as:
- · Conditions the animal’s coat
- · Relieve arthritis pain
- · Relieve ligament problems
- · Balance the thyroid
- · Improve ear infections
- · Aids in skin irritations
- · Helps with dermatitis
- · Helps with flea allergies
- · Help to increase the dog’s energy
- · And helps to keep the dog smelling good
Coconut oil improves the animal’s digestion and nutrient absorption and is definitely an addition to the animal’s diet that each owner should consider.
The oil is tasty for the animal and can be feed to the dog on a kitchen spoon. The proper dosage is 1 teaspoon per 20 pounds of the animal’s weight.
Coconut oil is also available in coconut chips for dogs.