Coconut oil is one of the most famous essential oils ever, its diverse uses and properties are the one responsible for all the fame it gained in the last few years. Many people know that coconut oil is useful for human health, but in reality, it has health benefits for dogs as well. Yes, coconut oil can be used on dogs for some healthy purposes.
Like other pet meds, coconut oil can be either applied to the dog’s skin directly or mixed with food to be taken by mouth. Without further ado, here are 9 health benefits of coconut oil on dogs.
1) Healthy coat
Use your fingers to work coconut oil into your dog’s skin to provide a glossy and shiny coat that works as a cleanser and bad odor fighter, leaving your dog with a nice and fresh smell.
2) Repel insects
Coconut can be used to repel insects away from your dog. All you have to do is to rub the essential oil directly on your dog’s skin (it is not toxic, so don’t worry) to keep fleas and annoying ticks away from your dog.
3) Boost the immune system
Coconut oil can your dog’s immune system because of it’s antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial properties that are able to promote fast wound healing. All you have to do is to mix it with food and serve it to your dog.
4) Healthy skin
Coconut oil can promote healthy skin because it can clear up fungal infections, yeast infections, allergic reactions, itchy skin, contact dermatitis, and eczema.
5) Ears, eyes, and mouth
Coconut oil can help you clear up eye and ear infections. To take advantage of those properties, heat the essential oil until it’s in liquid form, then drop it into your pet’s eyes and use it as a toothpaste to deal with oral health.
6) Eliminate worms
Coconut oil is a good way to eliminate worms, make sure to add it to your dog’s natural diet to clear out intestinal worms.
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