Organic Virgin Coconut Oil for Pets
500ml $16.00 + p&h
1 litre $26.00 + p&h
5 litre $90.00 + p&h
20litre $250.00 + p&h
The richest natural source of Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs). Fed to pets it can have multiple benefits:
- Reduces or eliminates odour and bad breath in dogs
- Clears up skin conditions such as eczema, flea allergies, contact dermatitis, itchy skin, etc
- Makes coats become sleek and glossy
- Helps reduce weight, increases energy, improves digestion
- May help with arthritis or ligament problems
- Can also be applied topically to cuts, wounds, infected ears, bites and stings
Recommended Dosage: Solid or liquid it can be added to regular food or given between meals. A good daily amount for dogs is about 1 teaspoon (5ml) per 5kg of body weight (but start at a quarter of this and build up slowly). Use similarly for cats and other animals.
Some pets may experience temporary side effects such as diarrhoea. If this occurs, reduce the dosage temporarily or cease use if unsure.
Dr Bruce Fife, when speaking at the International Coconut Forum in Cairns in November 2005, said that the improved health of dogs which had VCO as part of their regular diet was testimony to the fact that similar results with humans were not simply a “new fad with a ‘bandwagon effect’”.
We were surprised a few weeks ago when a new customer phoned us to buy 5 litres as his first purchase. We asked him if he did not want to buy a smaller quantity to start with. “No, I need the 5 litres. I am a bit embarrassed to tell you this but it is for my two Collie dogs. They suffered from bad breath, poor skin condition with some mange and their coats were not good. I had heard about the health benefits of virgin coconut oil for humans and had bought some from the local Health Food Store. More by chance than intent, I gave some to my dogs. They lapped it up so I began to give them a couple of spoonfuls with each meal. The result has been remarkable: the bad breath has gone, their mange has disappeared and their coats are glossy. The result has been quite astonishing and the VCO is much cheaper than veterinary medicines!” Dan
We have a red heeler or (Red Australian Cattle Dog) she is fourteen years old, she has been blind for about four years and her coat was so dead and dull (she’s lived on dry food and bones most of her life but when I got the coconut oil I fed her a big piece in meat five times and I can’t believe the difference in her, the colour has come back into her coat, she only had it five times because I was so good to everyone else telling them to try it and didn’t have enough for ourselves. Cheers, Isobel