Yes. Coconut oil contains healthy fats that help fight infection, aid digestion, and improve a dog’s skin and coat. These fats also give dogs an immediate boost of energy without a ton of calories, aiding with weight loss.
Introduce coconut oil gradually, starting with very small amounts (just a dab or 1/4 teaspoon for puppies) so your dog’s system can adjust. Afterwards, you can add 1 teaspoon of coconut oil per 10 pounds of body weight to your dog’s food once per day. But even smaller amounts will provide nutritional benefits.
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