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Brain Health, Immune System Health, Wellness

Coconut Oil For Dogs: Understand the Benefits and the Risks

The medium chain triglycerides in coconut oil may improve cognitive function in aging dogs by providing the brain with energy in the form of ketones. This provides an alternative source of energy that may help to prevent dementia. I occasionally mix a bit of coconut oil into Murphy’s food. He seems to love the taste.

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One of the most helpful, nutient-rich medium chain fatty acids contained in coconut oil is the Lauric Acid. Lauric acid. This important fatty acid is rich in anti-bacterial properties that are associated with building a healthy immune system.

Why is coconut oil called the “tree of life?”

Coconut oil is often called the “tree of life” because it not only benefits the brain, immune and digestive systems, metabolic function, skin and bones, but it’s also antibacterial and antifungal.

Always check with your vet before changing your dog’s diet or adding supplements.

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