You might have heard of natural remedies for human bad breath such as fennel, baking soda or cinnamon. While you could brush your dog’s teeth with baking soda, how many people would actually do that? When I came across this remedy using coconut water for bad breath, I thought I’d give it a try. It turns out there are a lot of other reasons to feed your pet coconut water.
Firstly, coconut water is not toxic to pets. In fact, the vitamins and minerals are great for your 4-footed companion (and a few birds too). According to ultimatehomelife.com there are several vital reasons to use coconut water. Coconut water is the fluid inside of immature coconuts that’s rich in nutrients and vitamins. You can easily find a coconut with water by shaking it. You should hear the water “sloshing” around inside. Here are some reasons to use coconut water for bad breath from Ultimate Home Life:
- Fight viruses.
- Keep harmful bacteria away.
- Protect from infections.
- Boost immune systems.
- Form red blood cells in the body.
- Improve dog coat and skin conditions.
- Keep dog coat smooth and glossy.
- Fight off annoying issues such as flea allergies and itchy skin.
- Improve dog odor.
- Reduce bad dog breath.
- Regulate and balance insulin and thyroid levels.
- Aid in healing arthritis or ligament problems.
- Aid in healing cuts, wounds, bites from insects and stings when applied to them.
Thus you can see that applying coconut water topically also is beneficial. It is possible to use coconut in other forms too such as fresh coconut, dried, coconut oil, coconut milk and powdered coconut. How much should you give your pet? As with any new food it’s a good idea to introduce it slowly to make sure there are no side effects such as diarrhea. It also depends on the size of the pet, of course. Also, please avoid giving your pet the coconut shells as they may cause obstruction of the digestive system if the pet eats them.
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