The Best Coconut Oil For Dogs

We get a lot of emails and questions asking our opinion on the best coconut oil for dogs. To be perfectly honest, when it comes to your dog, there is really just one main quality you’ll want to look for when buying coconut oil for your dog: Unrefined – also known as Virgin (or Extra-Virgin) Coconut Oil. However, since I buy my coconut oil in bulk, because I use it both for my dog AND for myself (in cooking, in smoothies, as a salad dressing, etc.), I also make sure to get cold-pressed coconut oil for taste purposes. Unrefined Coconut Oil Unrefined coconut oil, often called Virgin or Extra-Virgin (just like olive oil), is made by pressing the oil from fresh, raw coconuts. It has no additives or chemicals, and is simply coconut oil in its purest form. This alone is worth the few extra dollars, especially since you’re ingesting it, or giving it to your dog. Cold-Pressed Coconut Oil This is fancy speak for the way the oil is extracted. To put it simply, when heated during the extraction, at a certain temperature, the coconut oil will take on a more toasty flavor. I’ve also heard that heat-pressed coconut oil loses beneficial enzymes, so I like my coconut oil in its most natural state possible. However, your dog won’t care if it’s cold-pressed or...

Where to Buy Coconut Oil Online

Where To Buy Coconut Oil Online I used to get coconut oil from my local grocery store until I realized I was spending a small fortune and could buy coconut oil much cheaper online, without sacrificing quality. I usually buy Nutiva coconut oil from Only Natural Pet because I get other stuff at the same time and take advantage of free shipping specials on orders $79 and over. If I run out before it’s time to make my normal purchases from ONP, I’ll get Carrington Farms coconut oil, which is nice because it comes in a big 54oz jar for about the same price I’d pay for 20 oz in the grocery store. Both of these brands come in plastic containers, which I normally wouldn’t buy because I try to avoid buying plastic as much as possible, so I always reuse the containers afterward for dog treats, holding dog food, etc. (*these are affiliate links and should you buy through these sites, I get a small commission at no additional cost to you – in fact, using these links sometimes give you better pricing than normal since I’m a partner. I only recommend products I believe in – especially when it comes to a dog’s...

Coconut Oil – Safe, Natural Flea Killer

You know the scenario… you take your dog to the park where he romps and plays in the dirt and grass and you later realize he’s brought home some unwelcome tag-a-longs. Fleas. I’m itching just writing about them! Did you know that you can use coconut oil as a natural flea killer? I had reluctantly used Frontline in the past to get rid of fleas on our dog, until I read about all of the chemicals in it once and realized that I was basically putting pesticide on my dog. Seriously?! The side effects of Frontline and other similar flea preventive medicines can include rashes, vomiting, diarrhea and seizures, to name a few. I knew a more natural flea killer needed to be found and started doing some research. Some people say to give Brewer’s yeast and garlic to your dog to kill fleas, but I know from my days running an organic dog treat business that garlic is bad for dogs. It can cause anemia and liver damage over time (it builds up in your dog’s system over time). There are some other natural remedies, but after much research I found out that one of the most safe and effective, organic flea killers is coconut oil! How awesome that I didn’t have to look any further than my own pantry, not to mention that I was already sold on the many other benefits of giving coconut oil to dogs! How to Apply Coconut Oil as a Natural Flea Killer It’s always best to use virgin, un-refined coconut oil. All you need to do is take a little and rub it into...