Coconut Oil a superfood for Pugs

You have probably heard of the benefits of feeding fish oils. There are however, a variety of oils that you can also use to your dog’s benefit, each with different actions and benefits.

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The Health Benefits Of Organic Coconut Oil For Pugs

Coconut oil consists of more than 90% saturated fats, with traces of few unsaturated fatty acids, such as monounsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Most of the saturated fats in coconut oil are Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs). The main component (more than 40%) of MCTs is lauric acid, followed by capric acid, caprylic acid, myristic acid and palmitic. Coconut oil also contains about 2% linoleic acid (polyunsaturated fatty acids) and about 6% oleic acid (monounsaturated fatty acids).

Most of the coconut oil benefits come from the MCTs. For example, the lauric acid in coconut oil has antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal properties. Capric and caprylic acid have similar properties and are best known for their anti-fungal effects.

In addition, MCTs are efficiently metabolized to provide an immediate source of fuel and energy, enhancing athletic performance and aiding weight loss, this is particularly important for a lot of Pugs, the MCTs in coconut oil balance the thyroid, helping overweight dogs lose weight and helping sedentary dogs feel energetic.

Skin Conditions

Clears up skin conditions such as eczema, flea allergies, contact dermatitis,and itchy skin
Reduces allergic reactions and improves skin health
Makes coats become sleek and glossy, and deodorizes doggy odour
Prevents and treats yeast and fungal infections, including candida
Disinfects cuts and promotes wound healing
Applied topically, promotes the healing of cuts, wounds, hot spots, dry skin and hair, bites and stings

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Digestion

Improves digestion and nutrient absorption
Aids healing of digestive disorders like inflammatory bowel syndrome and colitis
Reduces or eliminates bad breath in dogs
Aids in elimination of hairballs and coughing
Immune System, Metabolic Function, Bone Health

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Health Benefits 

Contains powerful antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal agents that prevent infection and disease
Regulates and balance insulin and promotes normal thyroid function
Helps prevent or control diabetes
Helps reduce weight, increases energy

Aids in arthritis or ligament problems

Coconut oil is a rich source of MCTs. We recommend 1/4 teaspoon of Organic Coconut Oil for every 4.5kg of body weight twice daily for basic MCT support.”

Why not give Organic coconut oil a try and introduce it to your pug? It offers many benefits for your dog and is a more sustainable and less toxic source of oils than fish.

Available online here Organic Coconut Oil

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One thought on “Coconut Oil a superfood for Pugs

  1. NigellathePug says:

    Could not agree more, our little rescue Stu arrived with terrible skin, breath and coat, he has been given fish oil, coconut oil and turmeric and in a few short months, he is a completely different dog.. it can’t make his teeth grow back, but his gums are back to a healthy colour and state. Great Article PugLove, thank you 🙂

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