Uses of coconut oil with Pets

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coconutAll uses available to humans are also available to animals.

Here are some examples of how to use coconut oil on pets.

  1. As a supplement – only use virgin coconut oil:
    For dogs and cats: up to 1 small teaspoon a day mixed in food
    Horses: from 2 teaspoons to 300 ml a day mixed in food. Like with any other oil, introduce gradually over 2 weeks. Equitec recommended 300ml/day during the EI outbreak
  2. As a massage oil:
    use what is required to perfom the massage. You can add a drop or two of essential oils
  3. Rash:
    spread virgin coconut oil on the allergic area on the skin to make it soft and supple, with intense moisture and healing. Virgin coconut oil might help the baby rash or any red rash caused by clothes irritation and dry weather. You can also use the oil with french clay to make a clay paste and apply it on the rash
  4. Candida fungus:
    it is said that virgin coconut oil is effective in treating this fungus. Apply topically on the affected area and provide as a supplement in feed.
  5. Sores, cuts, abraisions, wounds:
    once the area has been cleaned, saturate with coconut oil. If applying a bandage, ensure it is saturated. Can also make a clay paste with coconut oil.

2 thoughts on “Uses of coconut oil with Pets”

  1. Len Putney 0477 616 236

    Which Brand of Coconut Oil do U recommend for Horses ??
    I’ve been selling “Babanan Pet Tonic Organic Coconut Oil” BUT a Client advised me it went rancid

    1. Hi Len,
      it takes years for pure coconut oil to go rancid. I use the same brand and have never had a problem. I have just finished a bottle from them that I’ve had for 10 years and it was still fine. I also use normal cooking coconut oil on the skin without any issues. Did others who bought the product with the same batch number encounter the same problem? If yes, then I recommend you talk to the supplier. If not, maybe your client did not store it correctly? In my experience, it’s rare the cold pressed oil goes rancid, no matter the brand. Hope this helps

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