Coconut Oil in Your Pet's Diet

you hi this is dr. Karen Becker and if you're a health conscious person you probably have heard about the benefits of incorporating coconut oil into your diet if you are a pet owner and a health conscious person it's important to note that all those same health benefits are also passed down to the dogs cats reptiles birds ferrets and rabbits in your life coconut oil is one of the richest sources of medium chain triglycerides and medium chain essential fatty acids that you can find anywhere the great thing about medium chain triglycerides for pets is it's a rich source of energy and it contains lauric acid lauric acid is beneficial in terms of helping the immune system lauric acid antiviral antifungal antibacterial and lauric acid does a great job of helping to balance the immune system I love coconut oil for dogs and cats specifically because it is easy to digest so I feel very confident recommending it for patients that have gastrointestinal problems patients with IBD or dysbiosis and sensitive stomachs can really benefit from coconut oil because coconut oil doesn't require lipase or gall bladder secreted bile to help process and many of the essential fatty acids of the market require pancreatic secretion of the digestive enzyme lipase as well as bile for appropriate digestion and assimilation in coconut oil excellent because you can provide it to your pets and it doesn't cause any additional requirement for absorption or digestion your pets are able to assimilate it beautifully without having to require any other organs work for assimilation or digestion coconut oil does a great job of helping to balance dysbiotic patients or animals that are having ratio of good to bad bacteria issues in their GI tracts coconut oil is terrific for animals that have allergies or skin and coat problems so in my practice we recommend it for pets that have dry flaky skin through the winter we recommend it for animals that have thin coats or that are shedding excessively I love coconut oil topically as well for pets that have cuts abrasions sores dry cracked noses on all dogs elbow pads of dogs that are thick and irritated even on the pads of their feet during winter months it's excellent moisturizer for pads that are cracked or irritated so at my practice we advocate using coconut oil topically we recommend using coconut oil internally for all of the health benefits in terms of helping to provide lauric acid in an absorbable form for dogs and cats at my house my pets love coconut oil in fact they'll eat it right off the spoon at my house I use coconut oil for administering pills and medications because they love it and so I may be able to take just a scoop of it and my pets will eat it right off the scoop the dose for coconut oil is a teaspoon for every from 10 to 20 pounds of body weight occasionally initially I'll use a teaspoon for every 5 pounds but maintenance doses a teaspoon for every 10 to 20 pounds of body weight in my house I'm able to put the pills right inside of a dollop of coconut oil and offer it to my pets and they'll eat it right off the spoon so it's an excellent treat but it's a treat with a whole host of medicinal benefits

30 thoughts on “Coconut Oil in Your Pet's Diet

  1. My 12 week old Giant Schnauzer was not liking kibble until I added a teaspoon of coconut oil. OMG what a difference. He ate the whole bowl and now we can have him on a regular eating schedule because of it. So awesome!

  2. so glad my 1yr old dog, Great Dane Pitbull Mix, tried eating fresh coconut flesh today. Being that he never smelled nor tasted it before, he waited a bit until I started eating it and then tried it for the first time and loved it. I am certainly going to include it in his weekly diet from now on.
    Thanks for posting this informative video.

  3. I use coconut oil with dog toothpaste to brush my dog teeth., rub coconut oil on her dry skin , she loves coconut oil

  4. I place coconut oil on my skin only to have my cat come running to lick it off!! So I might add this to his diet!

  5. Coconut Oil is called the Tree of life in our Islands doctor.
    Not only for dogs but for humans.
    Pls. Check the "Coconut Song." We can't live without the Coconut. We use it for shampoo, getting rid of kids lies. We also eat the young and coconut fruits and we use it for vinegar and wine. Thanks for these infos. You're great doctor.

  6. and….coconut oil SPOILS. MAKE SURE its bright white…not yellowish. Yellowish means its spoiled.?

  7. If you're using it in your dog's food, be sure to look up the correct amount to use. My cavalier king charles spaniel gets a little over a tablespoon in his food each day. If you use more than the weight correlation for your particular dog, he or she may gain too much weight. Google it up first!

  8. You are such a blessing to many people and pets. You have a very generous, kind heart and a very good communicator. Keep doing what you do and may God always bless and guide you doctor.

  9. the ones who don't like this video either have their head in the sand or have an interest in your pet not being healthy, called "PROFIT"

  10. My buddy Dawg was having problem passing a stool because of a bone blockage. This was the second time around. The first time I took him to our Vets and all things worked out. This time I used a 1/4 of Coconut oil 3 times a day and he passed the bone. Love your video and presentation style.

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