By now, dog parents have heard the hype about coconut oil and its many benefits for your dog's health. But how much of that is true? The answer is quite a lot; coconut oil can do some pretty extraordinary things to aid in keeping our canine companions healthy. Plus every year more scientific research goes into learning about the different medical benefits of coconut oil.
For those of us who keep a first aid kit for our furry buddies, we should all be storing a jar of coconut oil in our kits. For those active pup parents and pups that enjoy hiking — or other similar strenuous activities — in rough terrain with your pup, it is a good idea to pack a small container of coconut oil before you go. Mild abrasions, pad injuries, and cuts are all real risks when you are trekking over difficult ground.
Coconut oil has proven to work as both a topical and oral treatment in eliminating things like flea infestations, ear infections, and reducing symptoms of dermatitis. Also, coconut oil used regularly has theoretical benefits of aiding to reduce dry skin, improve brain function, and promote healthy GI systems.
However, one of the most beneficial ways of using coconut oil is to heal minor wounds and skin infections.