Many people don’t know about natural remedies to help their animals survive different health problems.Adding coconut oil to your pet's diet is one of the healthiest things you can do for your pet.
Summer can be a season when it’s likely your pet will contract something and there are also more problems with fleas. I would recommend feeding your animals a small teaspoon of coconut oil at least once or twice a day, especially in the summer months or if they have come down with something that can’t be treated.
Skin and Coat
- Coconut oil can be very beneficial for pets when taken internally. Adding the oil to their food is the simplest way to include it in their diet. Just a few drops a day can be very beneficial to the coat, moisturizing the skin and hair. Coconut oil can be used in its semi-solid form or warmed slightly to make it liquid. For dogs and cats, add 1/4 teaspoon of oil for every 10 pounds they weigh. Slowly increase to 1 teaspoon for every 10 pounds of weight per day, or 1 Tablespoon for every 30 pounds. Increase the dosage slowly, and if you notice any irregular bowel movements or an upset stomach, decrease the amount you're giving them. Allow your pets time to adjust to smaller amounts before attempting to increase it again.
- Externally, coconut oil can be applied to cracked paw pads, wounds, scratches and cuts, like a healing salve. It can be used inside the mouth on sores and on teeth as a toothpaste. Coconut oil may also be applied to fungal infections, bites and stings--skin ailments of almost any kind.
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