Coconut Oil and Domestic Animals

Please note that while I offer additional information on some of the uses, it should not be taken as medical advice.

Please consult a trusted medical professional before using coconut oil. Coconut Oil’s effectiveness will vary from individual to individual. You may still need to do other things to treat and support your health in addition to consuming or using coconut oil.

Offering a myriad of health benefits, coconut oil is affordable, readily available and completely natural.

You can use it for EVERYTHING. Literally. Don’t be afraid to try a LARGE container and keep it all over your house (and in your car… why not). So, here is a little information to inspire you to check out this amazing oil!

Coconut Oil and Domestic Animals

Check with your veterinarian but the recommended dosage for animals is 1/4 teaspoon for every 10 pounds of body weight twice daily when taken internally.

Skin Conditions
  • Applied topically, promotes the healing of cuts, wounds, hot spots, dry skin and hair, bites and stings
  • Clears up skin conditions such as eczema, flea allergies, contact dermatitis, and itchy skin
  • Disinfects cuts and promotes wound healing
  • Makes coats become sleek and glossy
  • Prevents and treats yeast and fungal infections, including candida
  • Reduces allergic reactions and improves skin health

Digestion
  • Aids healing of digestive disorders like inflammatory bowel syndrome and colitis
  • Aids in elimination of hairballs and coughing
  • Improves digestion and nutrient absorption
  • Reduces or eliminates bad breath in dogs

Immune System, Metabolic Function, Bone Health
  • Aids in arthritis or ligament problems
  • Contains powerful antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal agents that prevent infection and disease
  • Helps prevent or control diabetes
  • Helps reduce weight, increases energy
  • Helps sedentary dogs feel energetic
  • Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) have been shown to improve brain energy metabolism and decrease the amyloid protein buildup that results in brain lesions in older dogs.
  • Regulates and balances insulin and promotes normal thyroid function

Other
  • Bovine Mastitis treatment
  • Deodorizes skin and fur
  • Ear Cleaner
  • Great for dogs and cats for general wellness. Just add a teaspoon to their water bowl daily.
  • Lubricant (apply inside rectum to ease the flow of impacted fecal matter)
  • Poop Remover – rub a little onto dried poop that is stuck onto fur.
  • Udder Balm

Borrowed from http://www.hybridrastamama.com/2012/08/333-Uses-For-Coconut-Oil.html on January 8, 2013. Original Author: Jennifer Saleem.

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