How Much Coconut Oil Should Be Given to Dogs to Improve Their Coats?

How Much Coconut Oil Should Be Given to Dogs to Improve Their Coats?

How Much Coconut Oil Should Be Given to Dogs to Improve Their Coats?

Dogs can have 1/4 cup of coconut oil per 10 lbs of body weight up to twice a day, according to Dr. Karen Becker for Dogs Naturally magazine. Coconut oil benefits the dog's coat as well as the digestive and immune systems.

Coconut oil contains Medium Chain Triglycerides; called MCTs for short. MCTs offer antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral benefits which are effective in treating skin conditions such as eczema, allergies and fungal infections, explains Dogs Naturally magazine. The MCTS in coconut oil also contribute to a soft, shiny coat, and can aid in wound healing when applied topically. Additional benefits of coconut oil include metabolism support, insulin regulation, improved digestion and arthritis relief.