If you have Pinterest at all, you’ve probably seen all the posts lately lauding coconut oil as the latest miracle cure for everything: dry skin, frizzy hair, cavities, cellulite, pink eye- the list goes on and on. Does it actually work? Well, I’d advise asking your doctor before using it in place of actual medicine, but it is very creamy and is great in food as well as home beauty treatments. Plus, it’s pretty cheap and has a million uses, including benefits for pets! Check out this post by Miss Coco at Coconut Oil Tips for tips for cats and dogs:
-Add a teaspoon a day to cat food to prevent hairballs
-Use as conditioner for fur
-Soothes cracked paws/dry nose- especially important in winter!
-Use as natural toothpaste/breath freshener
-Supports healthy digestion in dogs and cats- 1 tsp per 10 pounds per day is good. Don’t give them too much, as it has strong detox properties and lots of calories.