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The Healthy Dog Blog

Science-based research about dog nutrition.

Is Coconut Oil Safe for Dogs? What Scientific Studies Say

Is Coconut Oil Safe for Dogs? What Scientific Studies Say

Coconut oil has become an increasingly popular ingredient for dogs over the past couple of years. This is because coconut oil has been shown to provide many benefits to dogs. In some studies, coconut oil has been used to effectively reduce seizures in epileptic dogs[*] and counterbalance the effects of aging in older dogs[*]. With all of these benefits and different applications, of course we would want our dogs to take advantage of it. But is coconut oil safe for our dogs? This science-backed article puts to rest the debate on whether or not coconut oil is safe for dogs...

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Is Coconut Oil Effective for Cleaning Dogs' Teeth?

Is Coconut Oil Effective for Cleaning Dogs' Teeth?

For at least 4,000 years, many have viewed coconut oil to be a superfood amongst superfoods. It has been used for everything from skin care and wound healing, and of course as a staple in many foods worldwide. However, this is just the beginning of coconut oil’s many beneficial applications. Coconut oil is one of the most bioavailable sources of energy for dogs, and coconut oil has many scientifically proven benefits for dogs including mental clarity, improved cognition and more. But can it also be effective for cleaning dogs teeth? It is theorized that coconut oil contains organic material that can quickly kill harmful bacteria in the mouth....

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Soft dry dog food: Should senior dogs with bad teeth eat it?

Soft dry dog food: Should senior dogs with bad teeth eat it?

If you have an older dog, you may be witnessing a decline in their dental health. Soft dry dog food is commonly recommended to dogs who can no longer chew dry kibble. In this article, we will explore the facts around soft dry dog food and what ingredients it should contain to keep your companion healthy as they age. What is soft dry dog food? Soft dry dog food is a unique type of dog food that's chewy in texture and does not need to be refrigerated. This style of dog food has the look and feel of fresh food, while maintaing the long shelf life of kibble. This...

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How Much Coconut Oil for Dogs? Science-Based Daily Dosages

How Much Coconut Oil for Dogs? Science-Based Daily Dosages

Want to know how much coconut oil your dog should eat daily? We've summarized proper dosages based on the latest research and studies.

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5 Science-Based Benefits of Coconut Oil for Dogs - The Facts

5 Science-Based Benefits of Coconut Oil for Dogs - The Facts

There's currently a divide in the pet nutrition community about the health benefits of coconut oil for dogs. We've summarized the latest research and studies.

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