Benefits of Coconut for Dogs

Benefits of Coconut for Dogs

Posted on May 31 2017, By: Amy Wineka

Benefits of Coconut for Dogs

To many humans, coconut is a rather polarizing fruit. People seem to either love or hate the flavor, despite the plethora of benefits it has to offer. For dogs, coconut comes in many forms that most pups find incredibly tasty. Coconut offers a variety of benefits and can serve as a natural remedy for skin irritation, digestion issues, and other problems.

 With several forms to choose from, it is important to know how coconut can benefit your dog. Both coconut oil and coconut flesh are important ways to introduce a new type of nutrition into your dog’s life.

Coconut Oil for Dogs

Coconut oil can be very good for your dog in moderation. Before you start using any coconut oil with your dog, check where it was sourced and begin to incorporate it in small amounts. Keep your dog safe by buying Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

At K9 Granola Factory, we freshly press our coconut flesh to create milk. This milk is then chilled and separated by centrifugal force. This allows the coconut to remain raw and pure. 

Other producers may use copra in production, which is a dried coconut meal that becomes rancid during the drying process. During the pressing process, solvent, lyre, or bleach may be used, which removes many of the nutrients and beneficial compounds.

Coconut oil contains many compounds that are good for your dog. It has antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal properties, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Coconut oil has been known to help dogs with the following:

  • Improve digestion and nutrient absorption
  • Aid in the relief of arthritis
  • Control body and breath odor
  • Reduce weight and increase energy
  • Improve the health of skin and coat
  • Minimize occurrences of yeast and fungal infections, including candida

Using coconut oil topically by massaging it into your dog’s paws or coat can help soothe their skin or prevent flaking. Feeding coconut oil to your dog can help with weight loss and digestion. Start small with ¼ of a teaspoon daily for small dogs and 1 teaspoon for large dogs. Talking with your vet can help you create plan for incorporating coconut oil into your dog’s diet.

Dog Treats with Coconut

In our collection of Coconut Crunchers, we add our Organic Virgin Coconut Oil to our signature Crunchers to create a tasty treat that you can feel good about giving to your pup! Our Crunchers are wheat, corn, and soy free and come in three delicious flavors!

The flesh of the coconut can be used beneficially with your dog as well! It is a natural product that helps you incorporate more fruits and vegetables into his diet. The best part about coconut flesh is that it’s a bit sweet and can be used as a treat while still providing valuable nutrition.

Our K9 Granola Coconut Chips make a great natural treat for dogs and humans alike. Their low sugar content makes them the perfect addition to any snack cupboard. As with the oil, make sure you start out slow when introducing a new treat to your dog to avoid any dietary or bowel problems.

Coconut flakes are a great way to add a little something to their food or to use as a treat with small dogs. They can also be combined with other ingredients to create your own treats at home! Try adding a little coconut oil with some flakes, turmeric, and oats for a healthy dog snack.