Coconut oil for Pets: Why Beneficial?

Organic coconut oil is a fantastic food with a myriad of health benefits. Coconut oil contains lauric and capric acid which are instrumental in helping the body fight viruses and bacteria.  It also increases metabolism, is heart healthy, promotes healthy digestion and so much more.

Interestingly, coconut oil is also beneficial to many animals including cats and dogs.    Many of us pet owners are seeing tremendous advantages in giving this to our beloved pets.

By incorporating coconut oil in your pet's diet they will actually experience much of the same health benefits as humans, specifically all the ones I mentioned above.

 Coconut oil is also said to be a natural remedy for fleas and ear mites.  Yes many have experienced great success at treating both flea bites as well as ear mites, that is if applied externally, however, if taken internally may even prevent fleas.  I recently read that it may even be a preventative against heartworms. I do hope this is the case.

Please notice I used the word "may", however, I did stop giving my indoor cat expensive heartworm medication.  This is a decision each individual needs to make for themselves based on their own research.  Please note that when it comes to proper pet nutrition veterinarians tend to be in the dark.  They are trying to make money and tend to sell some really low-grade products at a premium price.  

Another awesome benefit for us cat owners is that coconut oil will greatly reduce hairballs.  That's right, coconut oil will not only help your cat to easily rid hairballs naturally, but will greatly reduce the amount of hair in your pet's system.

All this proving once again that natural remedies and a healthy balanced diet are the best prevention.

Pretty amazing huh?  So now both kitty and I enjoy a daily intake of coconut oil.

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