Caring for animals can bring so much joy and satisfaction for pet lovers that they would do anything to ensure the health and well being of their pets. Are you one of them? Well one of the nicest things you can do for your pets is to give them virgin coconut oil (VCO).
Apparently, adding VCO in your pet’s diet would give various health benefits. Many pet owners of dogs, horses, cats, and even birds are discovering how VCO can improve animal’s health. Here are some of the ways on how VCO can help your pet:
Try adding VCO in the diet of pets such as cats and dogs that are weak, appear sad and seem to have no energy and you will be amazed at the results. As VCO is an energy booster, your dog may be up and about and looked healthier in no time. It will also help strengthen wobbly ligaments. It will also increase your dog’s/cat’s resistance to illness such as coughs and colds.
Use VCO if you want your pet dog or cat to have shiny and soft furs. Dogs and cats that are constantly scratching around even if there is no flea, can find relief with VCO. If your dog/cat has parasites, VCO can also help resolve the problem.
Horses can also have gorgeous coat and more energy with regular intake of VCO. Coconut oil can also hasten the treatment of wounds, cuts and infections if applied topically. As most horses are exposed to sun, putting VCO on horse’s skin would prevent sunburn. Horses that are intended for races are also fed between 50 to 100 grams of VCO per day and it impoved stamina for both galloping and trotting.
BENEFITS OF VCO
The Benefits of VCO
Kills viruses that cause influenza, herpes, measles, hepatitis C, SARS, AIDS, and
Kills bacteria that cause ulcers, throat infections, urinary tract infections, gum disease
and cavities, pneumonia, and gonorrhea, and other diseases.
Kills fungi and yeasts that cause candidiasis, ringworm, athlete's foot, thrush, diaper
rash, and other infections.
Expels or kills tapeworms, lice, giardia, and other parasites.
Provides a nutritional source of quick energy.
Boosts energy and endurance, enhancing physical and athletic performance.
Improves digestion and absorption of other nutrients including vitamins, minerals, and
Improves insulin secretion and utilization of blood glucose.
Relieves stress on pancreas and enzyme systems of the body.
Reduces symptoms associated with pancreatitis.
Helps relieve symptoms and reduce health risks associated with diabetes.
Reduces problems associated with malabsorption syndrome and cystic fibrosis.
Improves calcium and magnesium absorption and supports the development of
strong bones and teeth.
Helps protect against osteoporosis.
Helps relieve symptoms associated with gallbladder disease.
Relieves symptoms associated with Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and stomach
Improves digestion and bowel function.
Relieves pain and irritation caused by hemorrhoids.
Supports tissue healing and repair.
Supports and aids immune system function.
Helps protect the body from breast, colon, and other cancers.
Is heart healthy; improves cholesterol ratio reducing risk of heart disease.
Protects arteries from injury that causes atherosclerosis and thus protects against
Helps prevent periodontal disease and tooth decay.
Functions as a protective antioxidant.
Helps to protect the body from harmful free radicals that promote premature aging and
Does not deplete the body's antioxidant reserves like other oils do.
Improves utilization of essential fatty acids and protects them from oxidation.
Helps relieve symptoms associated with chronic fatigue syndrome.
Relieves symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (prostate
Reduces epileptic seizures.
Helps protect against kidney disease and bladder infections.
Dissolves kidney stones.
Helps prevent liver disease.
Is lower in calories than all other fats.
Supports thyroid function.
Promotes loss of excess weight by increasing metabolic rate.
Is utilized by the body to produce energy in preference to being stored as body fat like
other dietary fats.
Helps prevent obesity and overweight problems