Wednesday, 24 June 2015

It's all about coconuts!

Gooday my fwends!

Here's sumfin to singalong to and make yoo feelz happy! 

But seeryusly dis blog tday iz all about coconuts! Yaaaay! ahem.......

Coconuts iz very good for us yoo know, hoomans been eatin dem for years an years, an probbly us dogs haz too, but no-one fort about dat til recently.

Muvva bin readin all about da benefits of coconuts and talkin to sum ov me fwends who alreddy haz coconut oil in dere diet.

So muvva bein muvva has bin all round da interweb an found out about dem. An here's wot she found:

The top 10 reasons to add coconut oil to your dog or cat's diet:

1.    Coconut oil improves overall skin health, and clears up skin conditions such as eczema, flea allergies, contact dermatitis, and itchy skin.

 2.    Incredibly emollient, coconut oil helps moisturize the driest skin and makes a dog’s coat gleam with health — whether you add it to her diet, her shampoo, or both!

3.    Applied topically to the skin, coconut oil promotes the healing of cuts, wounds, hot spots, bites, and stings.

 4.    The antibacterial and antifungal properties of coconut oil help reduce doggy odor, and its pleasantly tropical aroma imparts a delightful scent to a dog’s skin and coat.

5.    Coconut oil prevents and treats yeast infections, including candida. Its antiviral agents also help dogs recover quickly from kennel cough.

6.    Digestion and nutrient absorption are improved by the addition of coconut oil to a dog’s diet. It can, however, cause stool to loosen; if that happens, just add a few spoonfuls of canned pumpkin to your dog’s diet (go here for more stool-firming tips).

 7.    Coconut oil reduces — and sometimes eliminates — doggy breath. Some dog lovers even brush their pets’ teeth with the stuff! Which makes sense, as dogs love the taste of coconut oil, and that makes the chore less arduous for brusher and brushee.

8.    Like cinnamon, coconut oil helps prevent diabetes by regulating and balancing insulin. It also promotes normal thyroid function, and helps prevent infection and heart disease.

 9.    Helping to reduce weight and increase energy, coconut oil also promotes mobility in dogs with arthritis and other joint issues.

10.    Again like cinnamon, coconut oil is excellent for brain health; it’s being used to stave off dementia in humans, and it’s a must to keep senior dogs’ minds from becoming cloudy.

How Much Coconut Oil for Dogs & Cats

How much coconut oil should you give your dog? When starting your dog on coconut oil, it is absolutely vital that you start slow. Begin slow, start with a tiny amount. Your dog needs to take time for their body to adjusts to the addition to their diet. If you start with larger amount of coconut oil, your dog could react poorly. Side effects can include diarrhea or greasy stools.

Start with Small Amounts:

 •    ¼ teaspoon per day for small dogs and puppies.

•    1 teaspoon for large dogs, or even just a dab if your dog's constitution is sensitive.

After you've let their body adjust, a general guideline for the optimal dose of coconut oil for dogs is:

•    About 1 teaspoon per 10 pounds of body weight daily

 •    Or about 1 tablespoon per 30 pounds

An dere yoo haz it.

Now as yoo know me muvva duz like to get da best price for fings, an wot she found out woz dat sum pet companies are selling dis ere coconut oil labelled 'specially for canines' *wispas* dats us, an bumpin da price up.

But if yoo get yoor hoomans to buy it from a grocery store and juz buy organic (dat means nuffin thrown in wiv it) coconut oil dey can buy it half da price ov da coconut oil sold for pets in pet shops.

It'z all da same stuff, juzt da label wots diffrunt. But dey gotta make sure its da organic coconut oil.

Muvva got us a big jar from ASDA, dats Walmart to my Hamerican fwends, an it woz under £5. An me not know wot dat iz in dollars cuz me carnt count. *flutters eyelashes*

Sounds to me itz a wonder cure for most fings, yea okay, I iz exaguraytin, but itz defnittly good stuff.

An like me sed to muvva, *glances across at muvva* dere's sumfin in nature dat treats anyfing we getz rong wif us, and dat goes for hoomans too. Cuz da good old muvva earth provides everfurryfing we needs, but da hoomans juz fink dey can do better sumtimes wiv artyfishol stuff wot dey manyoofactchure. Probbly to make lottsa money knowin hoomans. Pfffft

 Here iz a good website dat gives more information about coconut oil for dogs and cats.

Natural Dog Health

I gonna go an give muvva da eyez for a spoonful ov da coconut oil, it dunt werk cuz me had it in me brekkyfast but it's wurf a try innit.

Love yoo my fwends!