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How Coconut Oil Can Help Support Senior Dogs

Published date: 10 December 2021

We recently posted about the benefits of including olive oil in your dog’s diet. If your dog is aged seven years or older, you should also consider including Coconut Oil in their diet as well. Research has shown that when added to the daily diet of dogs age 7 and older, a type of fat called Medium Chain Triglycerides or 'MCTs', promoted memory, attention and trainability.

Pet food manufacturers are starting to supplement their foods with “MCTs” however this can often be in the form of manufactured oil, extracted through industrial process. Instead, we prefer to use the most natural source we can find, coconut oil, which is a rich source of all four MCTs, Caproic Acid, Caprylic Acid, Capric Acid, and Lauric Acid, and is nature's richest source of lauric acid, which is a powerful antimicrobial agent.

Coconut oil is second on the ingredients list on our Coconut, Banana and Peanut Butter Rewards, not buried down the chain and listed as 'medium chain triglyceride vegetable oil'. If you want a quick and easy way of including coconut oil in your dog’s diet – why not try swapping his regular treats for our natural dog treats.

You can view our full range of natural treats with nutritious and beneficial ingredients.