Coconut Oil for Your Agility Dog

feeding coconut oilIf you have not heard of the many wonders of coconut oil for humans and dogs then you are missing out on a great food with a long list of benefits.  Considered to be a “good” fat, coconut oil is known as a brain food and cool energy source for humans and dogs alike.  It is a great source of essential fatty acids 3 and 6, key components for healthy skin and hair as well helping to alleviate skin infections and skin allergies.

It is the omega 6 in coconut oil that creates a smooth and shiny coat, being a fundamental fatty acid needed for healthy hair.  And it is the omega 3 that has the powerful anti-inflammatory properties which help relieve dog skin conditions such as itchy skin, skin allergy, and other inflammatory skin diseases.

Coconut also has a long list of benefits when applied to the outside of the body as well.  It is a superb moisturizer for dry elbows and cracked pads alone or mixed in to your own moisturizer recipe.  It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that make it great to add to your dog’s shampoos for skin irritations as well.

We know that coconut oil also helps humans with maintaining a healthy thyroid, reduces the risk of heart disease, increases metabolism and energy (as a cool energy), prevents bacterial, viral and fungal infections, rejuvenates skin and is a super moisturizer, hair conditioner, massage oil, and great in soaps and shampoos.

So why wouldn’t you have some on hand for both you and your dog’s insides and outsides as well?  At the maintenance dose of 1 tsp per 10-20 pounds of body weight it is a great addition to any diet and dogs will usually lick it straight off the spoon.  If you have a success story of the use of coconut oil for you or your dog, we would love to hear it.  Just scroll down to the comments area and leave your story their for everyone to see.