about supplements that benefit older dogs. On the list I included coconut oil. Coconut oil has many health benefits for dogs: its good for healthy allergies, digestion, metabolism, arthritis, immune system and cardiovascular health. In fact the only problem with coconut oil for dogs is the price of the products that are designed specifically for dogs. For example, one 8 ounce jar of a popular brand of coconut oil designed for pets, is $16.97, considering that the Whole Dog Journal recommends that coconut oil dosages be 1 tbsp for ever 30 lbs of weight, that is a pretty exorbindant price. With two large and three small dogs one jar would only last me a week. That is why for years I didn't used coconut oil for my dogs, even though I was aware of the benefits. Then I decided to order Nature's Way Coconut Oil on Amazon, this product is only $17.58 cents for 32 ounces, and like the dog specific product it consists of of 100% extra virgin organic coconut oil. It does come packaged in a plastic jar, which is a slight down side since, plastic is not considered ideal for packing. However, considering the saving it is well worth it. Plus the taste is very appealing to dogs. You can see in these pictures Weasley and Bob were practically trying to open the jar.
When you begin using coconut oil for your pet's health. Make sure you start with a very small dose and then gradually increase it. If given too quickly stomach upset will result.
Coconut oil isn't just good for pets, it offers all the same health benefits for humans as well, and it makes a great moisturizer. Since I started buying coconut oil I have used it every day to wash my face, no soap just coconut oil. I just rub it on my face in the shower and rinse it off. Oil dissolves oil and make up and moisturizes the skin. Now, I don't want to sound vain, but I am about to turn 36, and most people think I am a bit younger. I'm not sure if its the coconut oil or the sun screen or luck but as I want my clothes, and not my skin, to look vintage I am going to keep slathering it on.