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The Not-So-Absurd Guide to Using Coconut Oil for Pets

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If your pet is the cutest, most adorable, four-legged creature, on this planet, then this guide is for you – ignore if you think your pet is pretty ugly. Nah, just kidding.

Whoever knew that in this harsh and cruel world, heaven-sent angels continue to spread love and happiness every day? That’s how millions of pet owners feel when they see their furry little friends getting all worked up the moment they get home. The feeling of having a darling creature patiently waiting for your return home from school or work can be pretty rewarding; it can instantly lift your stress away.

The Not-So-Absurd Guide to Using Coconut Oil for Pets

In my case, I have a prima donna cat named “Molly.” She may be a mean chic, but she’s one dear friend to me. I talk to her about relationships, ask her what I should wear on dates, and take her out to tea. You must be thinking I’m crazy talking to an animal like that, but I know that people out there who cherish the same kind of pet in their lives will understand. There is more to them than just being animals; they’re loyal, lifelong friends. They will always love you even when the whole world doesn’t.

And I think that’s precious. Something this precious only deserves the utmost care and love.

I know all of you have your own little “Molly” and “Bruno” in your life – pets you love and cherish like family. For pets like this, ordinary care is out of the question. What they deserve is the most genuine, tender, and compassionate care the world has seen. Learn the importance of genuine care in a pet’s life here: academic.oup.com

If you want to treat your pet to something extra special, then I’ll let you in on a little trade secret – a secret that will make you go loco over coco. That’s right! The answer to your pet care prayers has been within your reach all this time; it’s coconut oil!

What Is Coconut Oil?

Many types of oil are extracted from different species of plants. We have palm, canola, olive, sesame and many other types of oil. Judging solely by the name, you can pretty much guess where they come from.

Coconut dubbed the “tree of life,” can also be used to extract oil. The product of which, we call Coconut Oil. There is no word to describe how useful the coconut tree is. From the leaves to the trunk and down to the roots, every part of the tree can be made into something useful.

Coconut oil can be used in more ways than one. It can be used for cooking, skin-care, and hair treatments. Much recently, it has been found to be effective in pet grooming as well.

How Can Coconut Oil Be Used To Care For Your Pet?

The Not-So-Absurd Guide to Using Coconut Oil for Pets

As for my little Molly, I infuse her diet with coconut oil. Why do I do this, you ask? Well, let me present to you these crazy coco benefits, and you’ll understand why (or, you can review the benefits here):

It Aids Digestion    

I believe that this is the most important benefit of including coconut oil in your pet’s meals – especially when he or she has a very sensitive stomach. When your pets’ meals are heavy in protein (in other words, meat), they are likely to suffer from indigestion. By infusing coconut oil into their meals, you can be improving the state of their digestive system.

Coconut oil has a high concentration of MCFAs or Medium-Chain Fatty Acids which are easy to break down. Unlike the fats found in meat, MCFAs do not put the digestive tract under a lot of stress. They also get converted to energy real fast – giving your lovely pets more reasons to jump around restlessly.

It Makes Your Pet’s Coat Look Shiny & Fluffy

Coconut oil has long been said to help humans achieve healthier hair. Who knew it would work on animals too? Coconut oil gives pets’ fur a more even and shinier coat. This makes them look extra fine and huggable – so much so that you’ll never want to miss a night cuddling them in bed.

Plus, another good thing about coconut oil is its price. It’s very affordable, and you can practically buy them everywhere. Just a smidge of coconut oil will do wonders for your pet. Always keep them some at home.

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