Your Dog Can Be Paleo Too!
We all love our pets! I mean really, they are part of the family. When we think of eating healthy however, often we don’t think of what we feed our beloved dogs!
Even though you may follow a Paleo diet many still either buy the cheapest dog food available or make an effort to buy a “quality” dog food. But guess what, you’re dogs body doesn’t like grain any more than yours does!
According to the Whole Dog Journal ( a very trusted resource) dogs can manifest the same response to gluten that we do. 1. In fact, one Veterinarian prescribed a gluten free diet for all of his patients with allergies, fibromyalgia, and other autoimmune problems with incredible results. It’s not hard. Grain free dog food is readily available at most quality pet stores. Yes, it is more expensive, but still way cheaper than paying for veterinarian visits and meds for your dog!
But there is still more you can do to help insure a vital, happy life for your pets.
Just like for you, Coconut oil is great for your dog too!
Here are just some of the great reasons to give your pet coconut oil:
The advantages of giving your dog coconut oil are far-reaching:
Reduces risk of cancers
Improves digestion and addresses digestive disorders
Promotes normal thyroid function
Prevents and treats yeast and fungal infections
Helps balance metabolism for a healthy weight
Relieves arthritis symptoms
Supports healthy skin and coat
Applied topically coconut oil can:
Improve skin and coat condition
Speed wound healing
Clear up skin rashes
Integrative Veterinarian and Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Karen Becker, says “Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) have been shown to improve brain energy metabolism and decrease the amyloid protein buildup that results in brain lesions in older dogs. Coconut oil is a rich source of MCTs. I recommend 1/4 teaspoon for every 10 pounds of body weight twice daily for basic MCT support.” 2. (Other resources said 1 tsp. per 10 lbs . I follow that recommendation).
Also remember that exercise is equally important for your dog.