Coconut Oil as a Bad Breath Remedy for Your Dogs

Food Products 02There are a number of common causes for bad breath with dogs. Be sure to take good care of teeth and gums. Your dog will need those teeth to eat. Yes, you can brush your dog’s teeth to cut down on gum and tooth decay, just as we do with our own teeth. There are long-handled tooth brushes at most pet stores, so that getting into your dog’s mouth is easier. Just lift up the side lip and insert the brush.

But before you do that, this is where coconut oil comes in. Use it as a toothpaste. Dogs will love the sweet taste and coconut products sweeten the breath too. I brush my dog’s teeth several times a week and then I let her lick the brush. This cleans her tongue, another source of that bad breath. Here’s what Julia Szabo, pet health guru for the online site, Dogster, has to say about coconut oil.

Coconut oil is one of those pantry items you should never be without. It doesn’t just boost digestive, immune system, and metabolic functions — it also helps to combat canine bad breath. Put a lovin’ teaspoonful over your dog’s food every single day, and you’ll soon sniff sweeter breath — plus dogs love the taste; for them, coconut oil is a sweet treat. Some dog lovers even brush their pets’ teeth with coconut oil, making the chore an offer even ornery canines can’t refuse!

She thinks coconut oil is an important addition to a dog’s regular diet as well. She sites numerous reasons to add a teaspoon full to the dog food daily. It 1) improves of coat and fur (thicker and shinier), 2) reduces yeast (candida) and viral infections (kennel cough), 3) helps with arthritis, 4) regulates diabetes, and 5) with cinnamon can help avoid dementia. Sounds like a wonder food to me. However, the bottom line is what works, so give coconut oil a chance and let us know your results. OK?

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Some Great Uses for Coconut Oil

CocosPure-Product-Graphics_CookingOilCoconut oil is so versatile that it can be used in cooking, on your skin, as a cleaning aid and even as a medicine.  According to Katherine Kyte writing for Yahoo Style online, there are numerous amazing ways to use coconut oil.  I’m sure there are more, but let’s start with these.

  • Toothpaste – Coconut oil has antibacterial qualities that help you fight tooth decay.  Mix 1/2 cup coconut oil, 2 tablespoons baking powder and 30 drops of pure peppermint oil.  Store it in a glass container.
  • Insect Repellent – Mix 1 tablespoon coconut oil, 3 drops of rosemary oil and 5 drops of tea tree oil.  Store it in a spray bottle.
  • Furniture or Shoe Polish – You can use this on metal, granite, wood or leather.  Combine coconut oil and fresh strained or bottled lemon juice.  Rub it on and polish it using a clean, soft cloth.
  • Natural Makeup Remover – Coconut oil is a natural moisturized.  Rub it on with a cotton ball to remove mascara and foundation.  You can also remove bacterial from your brushes by soaking them in melted coconut oil, then washing then thoroughly.
  • Sugar Scrub – a great way to exfoliate your skin.  Combine sugar and coconut oil until it forms a thick paste.  Gently scrub it on your skin, then wash off with warm water.  Do you like body scrubs?  Here’s more some more recipes.
  • Deodorant – Combine 1/4 cup cornstarch, 1/4 cup baking soda, 10 – 15 drop of your favorite essential oil (lavender, lemon, geranium or tea tree or common).  Mash them together, then add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and a few drops of vitamin E oil to obtain a smooth texture (add more oil if you need to).  Place it in a glass container and leave it for a few days to harden.
  • Body Cream – Mix together 1/4 cup coconut oil, 1/4 cup shea butter, 25 drops lavender oil. Place it in a glass container in a pan of hot water until it is melted.  Shake up the container or beat with a whisk until it is slightly fluffy.
  • Cold remedy – Combine coconut oil and eucalyptus oil.  Rub it on your chest.  The aroma will help with coughs and colds as well.
  • Natural Laxative – Stir in  2 tablespoons of oil into a hot beverage or stir in 1/2 teaspoon into an 8 oz. glass of juice several times per day.  Your constipation or digestion problems will be gone in no time.

Remember that not all coconut oil is processed the same.  You want to buy oil that is non-GMO, preferably organic and processed with little or no heat.  You can find great coconut oil at Cocos Pure that fits all.  Why not try it today?