How to Use Coconut Oil for Your Puppy


We’ve talked about the vast benefits of using coconut oil for puppies ad nauseum. Whether it’s keeping your puppy’s coat glossy, improving their cognitive function, or aiding their digestion, coconut oil can work wonders for your puppy.

As an all-natural cure-all, coconut oil should be incorporated into any puppy’s health regimen. For advice on the many ways coconut oil can improve your puppy’s health, visit our articles 7 Reasons to Use Coconut Oil for Puppies and Yes! Coconut Oil is Good for Puppies Too.

If you’re ready to take the plunge and improve your puppy’s health with coconut oil, read our how-to-guides below.


Puppies would love the Organic Coconut Oil from Aldi Supermarket in Australia

How to Use Coconut Oil to Improve Your Puppy’s Internal Health

Using Coconut Oil to Boost Gut Health

When delivering coconut oil to your puppy orally, it’s important to introduce it slowly, thus allowing their body to adapt to the change in nutritional intake. This will result in the least upset tummies.

To begin, start by feeding your puppy ¼ of a teaspoon per day for small puppies and 1 teaspoon per day for larger puppies. If there are any signs of discomfort or diarrhoea, cut back the amount of coconut oil temporarily.

After a week of small dosages, your puppy should be fed around 1 teaspoon per 5 kilograms of body weight.

Most puppies will love the taste of coconut oil and will eat it right off the spoon. If your puppy doesn’t like the taste of coconut oil, it can be easily slipped into their daily meals.

Feed your puppy their coconut oil up to once a day for best results.

Using Coconut Oil to Boost Brain Power and Energy             

The unique powers of coconut oil can be utilised by your puppy through consistent digestion. To boost your puppy’s cognitive function and leave them feeling energised, follow a similar process to that for boosting gut health.

By ingesting the coconut oil daily, your puppy will absorb plenty of medium-chain-fatty-acids which will boost their overall cognitive function and be stored rapidly as energy.


Puppies will love the taste of coconut oil, you can get some training in with the puppy

How to Use Coconut Oil to Treat Your Puppy’s Skin and Coat

Using Coconut Oil for Puppy Coats

Using coconut oil to make your puppy’s coat shiny, sleek, and smelling beautiful is a simple process. Simply take a suitable amount of coconut oil into your hands and rub them together to melt the oil if solid.

For medium to large puppies, one large spoonful is a good starting point. For smaller puppies, start with one heaped teaspoon and add more where needed. More may be needed for puppies with longer coats.

Once melted, massage the coconut oil into your puppy’s coat. Pay special attention around your puppy’s face. Be sure to avoid getting any oil in their nose, eyes, or mouth.

Using Coconut Oil to Treat Puppy Dermatitis and Eczema 

To treat dermatitis and eczema in puppies, follow a similar process to that used when apply to their coat.

Take an appropriate volume of coconut oil in your hands and massage it into the puupy’s skin, ensuring that the oil penetrates through the coat and reaches the skin. For puppies with longer coats, you may need to spread the fur to get to the skin.

Pay particular attention to areas where there are obvious signs of dryness and irritation. Apply a generous amount of coconut oil to your hand and gently massage it into these spots.

Using Coconut Oil to Treat Wounds

Using coconut oil to treat puppy wounds is a very similar process to that for humans. Firstly, clean your puppy’s wound using water. Ensure you remove all dirt and debris to avoid infection. Dry the wound with a towel, using a dabbing motion.

Apply a small amount of liquid coconut oil to the wound gently using your fingers or by pouring. You can seal in the moisture using a bandage to further hydrate the wound.

This can be done twice daily. Ensure that you remove any bandaging each day to ensure the wound is clean and healing.

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