Coconut Oil: More Than Just For Cooking

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When most people think of coconuts they imagine a tall palm tree swaying in the wind, or a sweet but nutty additive to their favorite recipes. But did you know that using coconut oil for beauty serves a huge purpose? Coconut oil is becoming extremely popular in this day in age but many people don’t think to use it for their dog.

Luckily here at Petology, we have you covered. Our professional pet care scientists have designed a special product that reaps all the benefits of coconut oil to help soothe your pooch.

So what exactly is Coconut Oil?

Coconut oil consists of more than 90% saturated fats. All fats and oils are composed of triglycerides. In other words, coconut oil is the fatty oil that is obtained from the meat of coconut when it is harvested from the palm. While most of the time fat is associated with being bad for us coconut oil is the opposite as it provides several benefits. It also has a long shelf life!  Because the oil is so high in saturated fats this makes it slow to oxidize and therefore it can last up to six months!

Coconut oil is good for improving your dog’s skin and coat, improving their digestion, and reducing allergic reactions. Below is some more information on how coconut oil benefits dogs.

  • Itchy, irritated skin- Coconut oil has antiviral, antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiprotozoal properties. This means that it reduces the number of irritants on your dog’s skin (inside and out) on contact, and helps to heal hot spots and irritated skin.
  • Helps their coat- Coconut oil is great for making your dog’s coat sleek and shiny. Because coconut oil also works as a moisturizer this will not leave your dog feeling greasy after their bath.
  • Eliminates doggy odor- It’s a no brainer that coconut smells great. When coconut oil is used in dog products (especially Petology Products) it helps to mask the smell of doggy odor and leaves them smelling great for days.
  • Hydration- Studies have shown that when using coconut oil it increases the surface lipid level and therefore acts as a great moisturizer for your pet's skin.

 

All of these elements are important in making sure your dog is happy and healthy. That is why we created our Coconut Water Hydrating line. Each product contains coconut oil in order to help combat each factor listed above.

We want to share the benefits with you and help make your dog happy. You can receive 10% off our coconut water hydrating line by using the code COCONUTBLOG at checkout.  




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