Oaks Certified Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is cold pressed with nothing added and unrefined. It can be used in it’s solid state, or as a liquid whichever way your pet enjoys it. Most dogs love in it’s solid state plain or on top of their food. Wondering whether you should feed your dog fish oil or coconut oil? Both oils have wonderful nutritional benefits to offer your dog. They are not interchangeable; you should feed both!
Coconut oil is a medium-chain fatty acid, comprised of a chain of 12 carbon atoms. Coconut oil is a saturated fat. Unlike the saturated fats in animal fats, which are long chain fatty acids (LCFA), coconut oil contains medium chain fatty acids (MCFA), mainly lauric acid, caprylic acid and capric acid.
Saturated fats are made of single carbon bonds, which mean that the oil is stable and not prone to oxidation or free-radical formation. Coconut oil does not need to be refrigerated and has shown no signs of rancidity, even after three years of storage.
The MCFAs are broken down and used for energy production and seldom end up as body fat or as deposits in arteries. Coconut oil gently elevates the metabolism, provides a higher level of energy and vitaility, protects from illness and speeds healing. In dogs, the MDFAs in coconut oil balance the thyroid, helping overweight dogs lose weight and helping sedentary dogs feel energetic.
Coconut oil has an anti-inflammatory effect and may help protect against cancer. As a bonus, coconut oil improves any dog’s skin and coat, improves digestion and reduces allergic reactions. MCFAs do not have a negative effect on blood cholesterol and help protect against heart disease.
Product of The Philippines. Packaged in SK, Canada. Certified Organic by Pro-Cert Organic Ltd.
Ingredients: 100% Unrefined Cold pressed, organic coconut oil.