Mix the suggestive dosage into your pets food or feed it to them on a spoon to increase energy in older pets. You can also apply coconut oil topically to your pets skin on wounds, rashes, dry or flaky skin, or in ears. This should help relieve any pain associated with these problems and stop infection. Coconut oil is also beneficial to your pets skin when added to their diet.
The optimum does when adding to your pets diet is about 1 teaspoon per 10 pounds of body weight daily, or 1 tablespoon per 30 pounds. But don’t start with these amounts. Instead, introduce coconut oil a little at a time in divided doses for the first week or so. Because coconut oil kills harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites, yeasts, and fungi, the burden of removing dead organisms can trigger symptoms of detoxification. Pets with flee allergies, contact dermatitis, or other allergic reactions typically stop scratching soon after the coconut oil is added to their food, and pets treated topically for bites, stings, ear mites, ear infections, cuts, or wounds recover quickly. Apply coconut oil to hot spots, insect bites and stings, scrapes and scratches.