Feeding your dog coconut oil daily can improve his health. Animal health experts say coconut oil provides some protection against illness, can gently elevate the metabolism, speed up the healing process, helps reduce allergic reactions and improves coat condition. All you need to do is:Add 1/4 of a teaspoon for every 4.5kg of body weight daily.If you are adding coconut oil to your dogs diet for the first time, it is recommended that you start with a small amount and gradually introduce the oil over a period of a week to prevent stomach upset. Most doggos love the taste and smell so eating it isn't usually a problem.
Hi Jessie, You are right, coat condition improving can take a little while. Personally it took around a month to see a difference in my dogs coat. It is never a good idea to feed more than the recommended amount as particularly too much fat in a diet can cause pancreatitis.
Wednesday, 10 June 2015
I have been trying this for a week with my two German Shepard dogs. They seem to love the taste, they will lick it off the spoon. I am thinking it will take a little while to start seeing their coat condition improve. If they like it so much can i feed more than 1/4 of a teaspoon?
Tuesday, 9 June 2015
The majority of saturated fats in Coconut oil are Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT's).The MCT's in coconut oil is made up of 40% lauric acid, which is greatly beneficial in humans and dogs alike for its antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties.
MCT's are efficiently metabolized to provide an immediate source of energy which can enhance athletic performance and aid in weight loss. For dogs that suffer a thyroid problem, coconut oil can balance the thyroid to assist overweight dogs in weight loss, and increased energy levels in sedentary dogs.
MCT's have also been shown to improve brain energy metabolism and decrease the amyloid protein buildup that can result in brain lesions in older dogs.