Yes, but only in moderation. Coconut milk is not toxic to dogs and may even offer a few health benefits such as:
- Helping fight viruses
- Improving the immune system
- Adding shine to their coat
- Improving their breath
But coconut milk is often overly processed and can contain several additives that your dog doesn’t need. You’ll get more benefit from other coconut products like natural coconut water, which is rich in electrolytes and nutrients, and coconut oil, which is full of healthy fats.
Coconut milk should be introduced gradually into your dog’s diet so their system can adjust to it and should be limited to a few ounces a day.
Try baking unsweetened coconut milk into your dog’s treats or making ice cubes with it for rewards when training.
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The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional veterinary help.