Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Coconut Oil As Toothpaste For Dogs?

Yes, Coconut oil is effective and safe your your dog. Although brushing your dogs teeth with the coconut oil  would be the best method, but your dog will still get some oral health benefits just from licking a small amount of the oil.

Below are some reasons to use coconut oil as a toothpaste for your pet and yourself:

  • No harmful chemicals -  Conventional toothpastes have an antibacterial chemical called Triclosan, which has been linked to endocrine disruption. Endocrine disruption can cause major health issues such as cancers, preterm/low birth weight in babies.
  • Effective against cavity causing bacteria - Massaging coconut oil into the gums daily significantly helps reduce decay causing bacteria as well as plaque.
  • Inexpensive - Unlike conventional toothpaste that can be expensive, one jar of coconut oil will last months because you only use a small amount.
Other health benefits your dog receives from coconut oil:
  • Improves skin and coat - When you are brushing your dogs teeth or letting them lick the coconut oil you are improving the look and feel of your dogs coat.
  • Provides energy and helps dogs lose weight - Coconut oil promotes a healthy metabolism, while increasing a dog's energy and promoting healthy joints.
  • Aids in digestion - Coconut oil may help with soothing your dogs digestive system while increasing nutrient absorption.
Many vets are starting to recommend using coconut oil on a regular bases since its an excellent source of nutrients, which keeps your dog in good health!

The recommended dose of coconut oil is 1 teaspoon per 10 - 30 pounds. When starting use 1/4 the recommended dosage and build up to the recommended level over 3-4 weeks. If hurried right away you may notice flu-like symptoms.

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