We humans are not the only ones to glean the benefits of coconut oil, oh no, turns out it's super healthy for our pets too. Feeding your dog or cat (or goat!) coconut oil helps maintain their healthy coat, helps with allergies, maintains a healthy digestive system and prevents infections, as well as remedy issues in those areas. Just like with humans, pets need saturated fats in their diet and coconut oil is an excellent source in addition to multiple other nutrients your pet needs to stay healthy & build their immune systems.
Coconut oil is good for the outside & the inside, so feel free to slather your pup or piglet with it, especially on skin irritations or cuts...As you may already know if you moisturize with coconut oil and you suddenly realize your dog is lapping up the coconut oil off of your legs...they love the taste of coconut oil. You most certainly won't have any issues feeding it to them! So bonus, it's really good for them & it makes a perfect pet treat.
follow this rule of thumb if you choose to treat them with coconut oil: 1 teaspoon per every 10 pounds or 1 tablespoon per every 30 pounds. While they'll likely beg for more, start them out slowly & build up to that dosage so their body acclimates properly.