The wonders of Coconut Oil
Coconut oil does wonders for your cat and dog, particularly in Autumn season where the weather begins to get colder. By just giving them one teaspoon everyday (just add it to food) you could quickly see improvements in their overall health (the range of effects can be truly impressive, from skin to digestion to immunity!)
Here are 5 areas where you never would have guessed coconut oil can improve your pet:
1. Skin and fur.
It can give cats and dogs a healthy, shiny and soft coat. It can be applied topically (to the outside coat) or incorporated into their diet.
2. The ligaments.
Selenium in the coconut oil might be the active ingredient that explains why so many owners of dogs and cats with arthritis report a reduction in pain and increase in mobility. As with humans arthritis, it is not yet clear whether the link is causative or whether there might be another ingredient at play.
3. Bad breath and digestion.
Coconut oil smells fantastic (except when it’s gone rancid!), and digesting it will have improve your pet's breath. Part of this is because coconut oil aids digestion and should alleviate minor digestive problems. In fact, you can supplement diet with coconut oil for supplementary use during worm infestations. We recommend 1 teaspoon per 10 kg of animal body weight over a week period. Pause for a week, and then repeat for another week.
4 Itchy and irritated skin.
This may be caused by eczema, dry skin or ticks. Coconut oil will help soothe and calm skin. All you have to do is apply the coconut oil to the irritated areas such as paws, their belly and so on...after a few days you should see decent improvements.
5. And a whole host of other things:
It’s an easy source of energy; it helps prevent future infections and diseases; it supports the immune system and is effective for supplementary use against bacteria, viruses and fungal infections. It deters ticks and insects (for this, just apply the oil to the legs, abdomen and back, head and neck every two days). This all makes it a great supplement to consider for Autumn season, as it becomes colder (but while there are still mites and ectoparasites living from summer).