Banaban Virgin Coconut Oil
All Natural Pet Products
Suitable for all pets including horses
Are you concerned about the health of your pet? Has your cat or dog lost its bounce? Is it overweight? Does it have ear mites? Skin problems rife in our hot summer months? Have you tried everything else?
Pure Virgin Coconut Oil could be the answer
Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is the richest natural source of Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs). Fed to pets it can have multiple benefits:
• Reduces or eliminates odour and bad breath in dogs
• Clears up skin conditions such as eczema, flea allergies, contact dermatitis, itchy skin, etc
• Makes coats become sleek and glossy
• Helps reduce weight, increases energy, improves digestion
• Can also be applied topically to cuts, wounds, infected ears, bites and stings
• May help with arthritis or ligament problems
Solid or liquid it can be added to regular food or given between meals. A good daily amount for dogs is about 1 teaspoon (5ml) per 5kg of body weight (but start at a quarter of this and build up slowly). Use similarly for cats and other animals. These are general guidelines only.
• Some pets may experience temporary side effects such as diarrhoea. If this occurs, reduce the dosage temporarily or cease use if unsure
Pets, like humans, suffer from a variety of health problems. Coconut oil offers a simple, inexpensive, and easy remedy to many of these problems.
Coconut, and especially coconut oil, is gaining a reputation as a health food and natural healer. People are using it to improve digestion, clear up skin problems, boost energy levels, aid in weight loss, fight off infections, balance blood sugar, and bring improvement to numerous other conditions Virtually every health benefit associated with coconut oil in humans is applicable to animals. In fact, much of what we know about the health aspects of coconut oil was first observed in animals.
Coconut oil has shown to be of benefit to all types of animals including dogs and cats, as well as horses, cows, and other farm animals. Some of the benefits owners have reported include: reduced or elimination of body odor and bad breath; healthier skin and elimination of rashes, itchiness, etc.; coats becoming shinny and healthy looking; improved energy; better digestion; reduction in excess weight; relief from arthritic-like symptoms; cleared-up infections; expulsion of worms; and improved over-all health.
Applied topically it aids in the healing of cuts, bites, stings, and infections. There have also been some reports of healing from very serious conditions such as poisoning, cancer, and diabetes.
While some animals love the taste of coconut oil and will eat it “off the spoon, ”some don’t take to as easily. The best way to give it to your pet is to combine it with food. It can be added to food in either solid or liquid form. For cats and dogs about 1 teaspoon of oil for every 10 pounds of body weight daily has proven to be effective. If your pet has a serious health issue you may want to increase this amount until the problem is resolved. For other types of animals you may need to experiment a bit to get the amount that is most effective. Keep in mind, that coconut oil is a food and not a drug. It is not harmful, so even if you overdue it, the worst thing that will happen may be runny stools. If this happens, simply back off on the amount given.
If you pet has never eaten coconut oil, start off slow, maybe half a teaspoon or less for every 10 pounds. If your pet is not accustomed to eating fat, too much may result in diarrhea or greasy stools. If there are no problems after a few days, gradually add more oil.
If your pet has a skin problem apply coconut oil directly to the affected spot and put additional oil in its food. Skin problems respond more quickly when the oil attacks it from both inside the body and out. Apply the oil topically several times a day. Topical application seems to work with all types of animals. Coconut oil has long been known for it healing effect on the skin when applied topically. Dry, rough, itchy skin becomes smooth and soft within a matter of days. Infections, warts, wounds, and such heal remarkable well with the daily application of coconut oil as the following describe.
“I am very pleased with the great benefits of coconut oil. My horse had these ugly warts on her nose that would not go away. I decided to put some coconut oil on them and everyone thought that I was going nutty. Within 6 days they had all cleared up and I am so happy about it. She loves the smell and the taste of the oil too.”
“I’m no expert, but I can tell you every skin condition I have used the virgin coconut oil for including my dogs very inflamed itchy skin, it has worked wonders on. It is very soothing to the skin. I think it would be beneficial since it has the antifungal, antiviral properties in it.”
“Apply virgin coconut oil on the skin and rub gently on sores and flea bites. It works wonders and in a few days the sores and fleas are gone. The dog smells good too.”
Ear mites disappear as if by magic (gently apply warmed oil with a cotton bud once or twice a day being careful not to probe too deeply into the ear canal). You can dropper the oil into the ear to get greater penetration. Because our coconut oil is antibacterial, antiviral and antimicrobial, the little critters that invade our pets don't stand a chance!
Coconut oil is effective in reducing body fat and lowering weight because it contains fewer calories than any other fat. For this reason, it has gained the distinction of being the world's only natural, low-calorie fat. When you use coconut oil in your food preparation, you can eat the same types of foods as you normally do yet consume fewer calories. Although coconut oil is saturated, it has no cholesterol and no dangerous trans-fats found in other oils.
The fact that coconut oil contains fewer calories, however, is not the main reason it has gained a reputation as a low-calorie fat. Its advantage in weight management is due primarily to its affect on metabolism. Medium-chain triglycerides in coconut oil are smaller than other fats and, therefore, digest very quickly, so quickly in fact, that the body uses them as an immediate source of fuel rather than pack them away in storage inside our fat cells. MCT are used to produce energy much like carbohydrates and, therefore, they do not circulate in the bloodstream like other fats. Coconut fats are processed directly in the liver without putting strain on the digestive system and are highly recommended for those who have difficulty digesting fats.
Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid, a proven antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal. Lauric acid in coconut is the same as lauric acid found in mother’s milk that is essential for babies developing systems and immunity. Coconut has a long shelf life, resistant to heat and is the safest cooking fat.