Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil for Pets

Coconut Oil

What are the benefits of using coconut oil and how do I feed it?

  • Coconut oil has anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Our most common use of coconut oil here at All Is Well is to assist in the treatment of canine candida (yeast). Start with feeding small doses as doing too much too fast can cause detox symptoms. (1 tsp for every 10 pounds of body weight or 1 tbsp for every 30 pounds)
  • Because of coconut oil’s medicinal properties it can also be used externally to disinfect cuts. It has been shown to clear up rashes and skin infections as well as deodorize pets and enhance skin and coat health. It makes an effective, natural remedy for dry or cracked paws and snouts.

Can I use any kind of coconut oil?

  • Not all coconut oil is created equally. Unrefined or virgin coconut oil such as Nature’s Farmacy Organic Coconut Oil, is what should be used if you are looking to use coconut oil for its therapeutic benefits.
  • Good quality coconut oil should be colorless when liquid and pure white when solid. The solid state occurs at temperatures below 75° F and becomes liquid at 76° F.

What are the differences between coconut oil & fish oil?

  • The most notable difference between these two oils is that fish oil contains the Omega 3 fatty acids DHA & EPA. EPA and DHA in fish oils like Grizzly Salmon Omega Oil and Ultra Oil, primarily support healthy brain function and normal eye health. They have also been shown to support cardiovascular health.
  • Coconut oil is a medium chain fatty acid (MCFA) that is primarily made up of Lauric Acid which is what gives coconut oil most of its anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. MCFAs are easily digested and used for energy which boosts the metabolism and aids in healthy weight loss by supporting thyroid function.
  • Coconut oil & fish oils work well together as they both support different functions of the body. Use them in rotation or together at meal time.

For further research:

https://www.cocotherapy.com/pages/fish-oil-vs-coconut-oil

https://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/8_10/features/How-Coconut-Oil-Benefits-Dogs_15754-1.html

https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/coconut-oil-vs-fish-oil/

* This sheet is for basic technical information only.  We encourage you to continue your own research on these subjects.

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