Why Is Coconut Oil Healthy For Pets
The big benefits of coconut oil comes from the type of fats it is made of. Coconut oil is almost exclusively (more than 90%) saturated fat and is one of the few foods that can be classified as a "superfood". I know what you're thinking, "Isn't fat bad for you?". In this case no. There are two groups of fats: saturated fats and unsaturated and within each group are several more types of fats. MCT's are coconut oils secret weapon. Medium chain triglycerides (MCT) is good fat, the kind that provides an array of benefits which include digestion improvement, immune system support, metabolic function that assists with weight loss, skin and coat health and thyroid health.
Coconut oil gently elevates the metabolism, provides a higher level of energy and vitality, protects your dog from illness, and speeds healing. As a bonus, coconut oil can improve dog’s skin and coat, improves digestion, and reduces allergic reactions.
Healthy Skin and Coat Clears up eczema Aids flea allergies, contact dermatitis and itchy skin Minimizes doggy odor Reduces allergic reactions Creates sleek and glossy coats Prevents and treats yeast and fungal infections When applied topically coconut oil promotes wound healing Also can help with hot spots, dry skin and hair, bites and stings Improves Digestion Improves digestion Increases nutrient absorption Helps with colitis and inflammatory bowel syndrome Reduces or eliminates bad breath Helps with coughing "Superfood" Benefits Assists with weight loss A powerful antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal agents Balances insulin and promotes normal thyroid function Helps prevent or control diabetes Aids arthritis and ligament problems Helps prevent infection and disease Aids in increasing energy
Why Is Salmon Oil Good For Dogs Salmon oil is very high in both EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), which are omega-3 fatty acids. There are two main types of omega-3 fatty acids: Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids are EPA and DHA. These are plentiful in fish and shellfish. Algae often provide only DHA. Short-chain omega-3 fatty acids are ALA (alpha-linolenic acid). These are found in plants, such as flaxseed. Though beneficial, ALA Omega-3 fatty acids have less potent health benefits than EPA and DHA. You'd have to eat a lot to gain the same benefits as you do from fish. Salmon Oil for Dogs Benefits EPA and DHA are helpful for your dog because if you have insufficient amounts of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, you can develop deficiency based diseases, including: Gout, Allergies, Poor immune system, Eczema, Poor coat: cracked hairs, Increased shedding, Poor wound healing, Poor growth, Poor renal function, Liver disorders, Dermatitis, and other health problems. Proven benefits from EPA and DHA include: Improves the coat and skin, making it soft and shiny. Reducing inflammation that can lead to conditions such as arthritis. Helps to prevent skin allergies. Helps with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Regulates the immune system. Calming overactive immune systems for dogs with allergies or autoimmune diseases. Aiding in the mental development of fetuses and puppies. Improves cognitive function in older dogs. Lowers blood pressure and triglycerides. Provides support for dogs with kidney disease. Fights heart disease. Is preventative against cancer. Helps promote weight loss in overweight dogs. Helps in producing more collagen. Useful in the treatment of kidney problems (frequent urination, loss of appetite) The appearance of joint problems is lessened. Can help to slow cancer cell growth. Helps cachexic (the muscle wasting associated with some cancers).
Salmon Oil for Puppies Research has shown that the fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in salmon oils helps to promote better brain development in fetuses and in puppies. Because of this, several dog food companies are now adding it to their puppy formulas