We’ve discussed the benefits of coconut oil on Healing Lifestyles & Spas many times (check this out: Top Ten Uses for Coconut Oil) and I’m its biggest fan (see this post, The Miracle of Coconut Oil). I slather it on my hair and face and ingest every chance I get! Since my cat, Desi, has chronic skin and coat issues, I was thrilled to learn that coconut oil could actually be used for pets.
Tropical Traditions’ Coconut Oil for Pets is virtually identical to its Expeller-Pressed Coconut Oil, except that it has not been completely deodorized and has a “smokey” flavor to it, which pets actually find more appealing. Because of the antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties of coconut oil, it is easy to see how coconut oil may be just as beneficial to the fur and skin of cats and dogs as it is to humans. Coconut oil may also help alleviate itchy skin and skin problems associated with fleas, ticks, bites, and other issues, and some believe it can increase your pets metabolism, energy, and vitality.
To use coconut oil on your pets skin, warm it in your hands to liquefy it and give your pet a body massage with it while working it into the skin. You can also put a little liquefied coconut oil on your pets food, or on their favorite treat. Desi tolerated it well both ways and it did seem to improve his coat. His companion, Lucy, however, refused to have anything to do with it regardless of how it was delivered. They don’t call cats finicky for nothing!
Tropical Traditions’ Coconut Oil for Pets is certified organic and suitable for human use. In fact, I used the Coconut Oil for Pets for my own hair, skin, and cooking needs with great results.
Tropical Traditions carries a large selection of organic food, skin care, oral hygiene, cleaning, and pet products, and their sales and discounts are absolutely amazing so definitely check their website out. They have great tips for how to use coconut oil as well.
So that you have a chance to check it out, we are hosting a GIVEAWAY with Tropical Traditions for a quart of its Coconut Oil for Pets or its Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil (your choice) to one our lucky readers!
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Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.