At PURELUXE Pet Food, we’re always looking for the best ingredients that can make a real difference in the life and health of your dogs and cats. One of those ingredients is coconut oil. You might have noticed it in the baking section of your local grocer (or as a supplement at your local pet store) and wondered if it’s really worth the hype. Here’s our take:
Coconut oil is made with up to 50% medium chain triglycerides (MCT) that not only help your pet burn fat more effectively but also help fight viruses along with bad bacteria and fungi. Some research has even shown that it reduces the effects of epilepsy by lowering the number and intensity of seizures in dogs.
When it comes to specific groups of dogs, the effects of coconut oil can be even more beneficial. For instance, dogs who have fat intolerance, high triglycerides, chronic pancreatitis and exocrine pancreatic insufficiency respond well to the MCTs in coconut oil as MCTs do not need pancreatic enzymes to be digested. This then helps those dogs avoid unwanted weight loss and fat-soluble vitamin deficiencies.
As always, it’s best to speak to your vet to find the best solutions to your pet’s health issues but PURELUXE has made sure to add just the right amount of coconut oil so as to avoid any adverse side effects of excessive coconut oil consumption such as diarrhea or greasy stools. Want to learn more? Visit pureluxepetfood.com to learn about all of our ingredients and formulas. Here’s to the best for you and your pets!