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Feeding Coconut Oil as supplement

AndreaM

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I know many use coconut oil for bath time, but I actually use it as a dietary supplement (and as a treat after they let me clean their teeth)! They LOVE it. One even sits on my bed and waits when he knows it's time for his teeth to be cleaned...because then it's coconut oil time!

I'm very careful to only use teeny-tiny amounts since they are little creatures. The list of health benefits seems to be long, but I'm always skeptical of sites claiming it is good for everything...then you see the ad for coconut oil on sale in the sidebar.

So, does anyone know the true benefits of this as a supplement? I know it's safe for pets to eat, and mine get it mainly as a treat, but I'd still like to know what it's "good for" health-wise.
 

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I know many use coconut oil for bath time, but I actually use it as a dietary supplement (and as a treat after they let me clean their teeth)! They LOVE it. One even sits on my bed and waits when he knows it's time for his teeth to be cleaned...because then it's coconut oil time!

I'm very careful to only use teeny-tiny amounts since they are little creatures. The list of health benefits seems to be long, but I'm always skeptical of sites claiming it is good for everything...then you see the ad for coconut oil on sale in the sidebar.

So, does anyone know the true benefits of this as a supplement? I know it's safe for pets to eat, and mine get it mainly as a treat, but I'd still like to know what it's "good for" health-wise.

As far as I know, Coconut oil is safe for ingestion in animals as well as humans alike. (always check with your vet first of course.)
Coconut oil can help build resistance to viruses and bacteria. It has also been known to help fight off yeast infections.
Coconut oil has also been known to increase metabolism, give you more energy and endurance as well. It has also been said that it aids to increase digestion. Not sure how medically true any of that is however. ;)
 
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