So maybe you have been recommended by your vet to get your dog to eat more Coconut Oil in their diet or your friend as started implementing some in their dogs food. But you are not completely clear on the overall health benefits that come with coconut oil in your dogs diet. Maybe your looking for ways to begin giving your dog some in their diet but not entirely sure on how? In this blog post we are going to get into these details.
Our Dry Dog Food With Coconut Oil – COCO MCT (Medium Chain Triglycerides)
Here at Cherish we are dedicated to nourish mind, body and spirit. It’s packed full of superfoods for a super life and has the perfect balance of nutrients and quality Australian ingredients to sustain good health and happiness. Pets love the flavour and you’ll love the difference you see in their total wellbeing. Our food already includes COCO MCTtm which is easily metabolised and absorbed, this unique fatty acid supplies an additional source of energy for your dog’s brain. Your best friend will be more trainable as a puppy or kitten, stay bright and alert as an adult and maintain cognitive health in their senior age. So you can Cherish the bond you have together, at every life stage.
Is Coconut Good For Dogs
In short yes coconut oil is good for your dog. But I need to be careful with the amount you are feeding them it is advised to visit your vet for professional assistance. Or you can try our pet food range which includes COCO MCT. It is great for feeding your dogs mind and influences its mood. This type of nutrition impacts on your dogs cognition. Also coconut oil can help with your pets’ digestion, improve their coats, help prevent infection and more.
So What Does Coconut Oil Do To Improve Your Dogs Overall Health?
Coconut oil is good for dogs in that it is almost exclusively saturated fat and is classified a super food. MCT’s which are Medium Chain Triglycerides is coconut oils secret weapon. Including many different health benefits which include digestion improvement, metabolic function that assists with weight loss, skin and coat health, immune system support and thyroid health. The great thing about our pet food is that we take the MCT from natural and sustainable sources which is extracted form pure coconut oil.
Benefits of Coconut Oil for Dogs
- Assists with weight lose
- Aids with arthritis and ligament problems
- Promotes increased energy
- Reduces and eliminated bad breath
- Improves nutrient absorption
- Helps dogs with IBS and Colitis
- Helps with coughing
- Balances insulin
- Minimises your dogs odours
- Helps with dry skin and hear. Allowing your dog to have a glossy coat
- Clears up and relieves itchy skin and eczema
- Helps with bites and stings
- Reduces allergic reactions
- prevents and treats fungal infections
- Promotes wound healing
- Improves brain health and cognition
How Much Coconut Oil for Dogs
If you want to try just giving your dog some coconut oil to try again we recommend visiting your vet for guidance. But when feeding your dog coconut oil you should start slow, this is vital! Starting with a tiny amount is best, to get your dog used to this change in their diet. Try something like ¼ teaspoon per day for small dogs and puppies and 1 teaspoon for large dogs. There are some side effects to feeding your dog Coconut oil that being they may experience diarrhoea or greasy stools.
You could avoid all the potential trouble that comes along with this by just feeding your dog Cherish Playful Puppy, Amazing Adult or Super 7+ Years. All of which include COCO MCT and many other superfoods like blueberries, cranberries, turmeric and chia seeds just to name a few. Our food also includes Ancient Grains like Sorghum which are low GI and full of fibre, it’s readily digested and helps dogs produce easy to pass stools. Find out more about our range here.