Coconut Oil for Dogs: The Next Miracle Cure?

coconut oil for dogsYou love your dog.

You do whatever it takes to keep him happy and healthy.  And when he’s sick, it breaks your heart.

So when you heard the rumors about the incredible health benefits of coconut oil for dogs, it got your attention.

So what are these supposed health benefits?  And is it the real deal? Or just hype?

After a bit of research, here’s what I found out:

The claims are BIG.  If coconut oil can really do everything it claims to, it has the potential to literally give a sick and aging dog a new lease on life.

In particular, there are 5 benefits that I think you’ll find most intriguing:

5 Ways Coconut Oil Makes for a Healthier Dog

1. No More Wet Dog Stank

Ever notice that no one else likes your dog except you?  It’s probably because your dog stinks.

Coconut oil fixes that.  It’s one of the most common testimonials you will hear from dog owners: Coconut oil eliminates dog odor.

Apparently it works because of the anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties of lauric acid, which coconut oil has lots of.

Apply the occasional coat of coconut oil to your dog’s skin and fur, and notice how that sour dog stench disappears within a few days.

2. No More Parasites

Those damn blood suckers. They’re the one thing than can make you regret owning a dog.

And coconut oil kills them.  Fleas, ticks, and even the dreaded mange…all dead at the hands of this magical oil.

How does it work? The theory is that the fat in the coconut oil suffocates them.

Just try it once on your dog and you will be amazed.  Apply it liberally to your dog’s coat,  and let it sit for several hours.  Try doing it while he’s sleeping so he doesn’t lick it all off.  After a couple hours, rinse him off and you’re done.

Repeat this process every week, or as often as necessary, and your flea and tick problems will be a thing of the past.

3. Regain that Beautiful Fur and Skin

Coconut oil can also be used as a topical treatment for virtually common skin condition in dogs.

  • It can be used to disinfect cuts and significantly speed the healing process.
  • It can help to clear up common skin irritations such as rashes from excessive scratching.
  • It can be used as a moisturizer to soften up dry cracking skin on the dog’s nose, feet, and elbow pads.  (This one is especially useful.)

You really don’t need any scientific studies to tell you whether or not coconut oil is effective for these treatments.  Just try it for a few weeks, and the results will either be apparent…or they won’t.

Decide for yourself.

4. Bye Bye Chronic Disease

Dogs are just like us…they get old, and they get sick.  And it’s sad.  For ourselves, we go through enormous lengths to stay young and healthy for as long as possible.  Could coconut oil be a way for us to do this for our dogs as well?

Here is a list of some of the supposed health benefits of using coconut oil as a daily dietary supplement:

  • Reducing the risk of certain cancers
  • Improving digestion and alleviates various digestive related disorders
  • Promoting normal thyroid function
  • Relieving arthritis

Could a few daily teaspoons of coconut oil really accomplish all this?

They’re BIG claims.  And as far as I can tell, there has been little scientific study done yet to back it.  But it’s enough to make me want to at least try it.

Here’s why:  The cost is low.  The risk is zero.  And the potential benefits are enormous.

5. Stay Lean and Fit for Life

Let’s face it, obesity in dogs is becoming just as common as obesity in humans.  And it’s just as unhealthy for them as it is for us.

Coconut oil could help your dog shed those extra pounds.  Try it.

With a daily dose of just a few tablespoons, and you should notice a slimmer, healthier dog in just a few short weeks.

Worth Trying? or Not?

Ok…now you know all the supposed health benefits that coconut oil could have for you dog.  Is it truth or just hype?

For me personally, I was betting truth.  So I tried it on my dog.  The results were nothing short of spectacular.  He’s thinner, he has more energy, and his coat hasn’t looked this good since he was a puppy.

My suggestion is…try it for yourself.  Just buy one jar.  It’s a cheap investment, especially when you consider the potential gains it might have the quality of your dog’s life.