We have been yapping about the benefits of coconut oil & MCTs (medium chain triglycerides) for good dogs since early 2016. You can read our first bark by pawing here. In August 2024 we pawblished MCT Oil Explained. MCT is short for Medium Chain Triglycerides. What’s that? Triglyceride is simply the technical term for fat. There are short, medium & long chain triglycerides depending on how many atoms are strung together. Triglycerides have two pawposes. They’re either burned for energy or stored as fat. What’s important about medium chain triglycerides is that they are easily broken down for quick energy.
The MCTs in coconut oil can improve brain energy metabolism & decrease the amyloid protein buildup that results in brain lesions seen in mature cats & dogs suffering with cognitive decline. Besides aiding improved cognitive abilities coconut oil & MCTs may also have direct anti seizure effects by blocking certain receptors in the brain. They can also be helpful after a grand mal seizure.
MCT’s pawvide many benefits which include digestion improvement, immune system support as well as skin & coat health.
Dot & Jerry Underfoot wanted to know why they were not being pawfered doglicious coconut oil & began to scratch up any information they could. Turns out coconut oil & MCTs are purrfectly safe fur felines. Cats do benefit from coconut oil’s rich source of MCTs & it may also reduce hairball issues.
It recommend 1/4 teaspoon for every 10 pounds of body weight once or twice daily for basic MCT support. We suggest going pawsitively slow, pawhaps a 1/8th -1/4 of the recommended dose to start. No one wants the dog gone dreaded diarrhea.
🐾Always speak to your Veterinarian or Health Practitioner before adding any new supplement to your furbulous feline’s or good dog’s diet.
🐾Cats & dogs living with pancreatitis issues should not use coconut oil without speaking to their Veterinarian or Health Practitioner.
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