If you are looking for a safe an natural product to help with your dog’s muscle and joint pain, MCT oil is a great option. One of our most popular products for dogs uses MCT coconut oil fused with a broad spectrum hemp CBD. MCT stands for “medium-chain triglycerides,” which your pet will metabolize differently than long or short chain triglycerides. If you are considering MCT oil for your dog, here is some information to help you make a decision.
MCT Oil for Dogs and Its Benefits
MCT oil is metabolized in the liver, rather than in the stomach or small intestine. Because of this, MCT oil can be transformed into energy rather than turning to fat in your dog’s body. For pets with digestive disorders that reject most fats, this can make MCT oil especially beneficial; it can be used to increase your dog’s calorie absorption. Here are some additional benefits of MCT oil for dogs:
- Prevents yeast infections and improves skin health
- Aids in wound healing
- Supports nutrient absorption and digestion
- Aids in wound healing and reduces inflammation
- Insulin regulation
- Improved movement and agility
- Antiviral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties
How Safe is MCT Oil for Dogs?
MCT oil is generally safe for most dogs, as long as dosage recommendations for your dog’s size, weight and age are considered. Some dogs can have an allergic reaction to MCT oil, so you should closely monitor your pet the first time you administer it to him. Giving your dog too much MCT oil can result in diarrhea. We should also note that dogs with pancreatitis should not be given MCT oil, due to its high concentration of fat. And if your pet begins gaining a noticeable amount of weight after you start giving him MCT oil, you should probably reduce the dosage.
How to Use MCT Oil for Your Dog
Be sure to read our Complete CBDialed Guide before administering MCT oil to your dog. Our MCT oil is coconut-based, so most dogs will enjoy the flavor enough to take it orally. However, you can also mix it with your pet’s food up to twice a day to incorporate it into their diet. For dogs that are overweight, it’s only recommended that you administer MCT oil to them once per day, due to the high content of fatty acids.
How Can You Avoid Risks Using MCT Oil for Dogs?
The two main things that you can do to avoid risks when giving your dog MCT oil is to follow all of the instructions for proper dosages, and to closely monitor your pet. Diarrhea is an immediate sign that the dosage you’ve given your pet is too high. You will also want to monitor your pet for signs of weight gain or negative changes in behavior. These can be an indication that he or she is not reacting well to the MCT oil. Because our MCT oil is an all-natural product, it is highly unlikely that it will have a negative interaction with any medications your pet is already taking.
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“For dogs that cannot tolerate most fats, MCT oil can be helpful in increasing calories and the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins.”
How can I know which oil is best for my dog?
Determining which MCT oil is best for your dog depends on what your goals are for your pet. Our pet care Muscle and Joint Tincture is formulated to boost your dog’s immune system and manage pain. Muscle and joint pain, arthritis and other conditions can be relieved with this formulation.
We also carry a Pet Care Anti-Separation formula that helps pets that suffer from anxiety problems. This formulation can improve your dog’s mood and relieve the effects of depression. In addition, the mood enhancement of the product will boost your dog’s immune system, which makes him or her less likely to develop other health problems.
You can find more information on our pet formulated tinctures with MCT oil here.
Does MCT Oil help dogs with itchy skin?
Yes! The fatty acids in MCT oil can have positive benefits for your dog’s skin. Yeast infections on the skin are a common problem in some dog breeds, which makes the dog’s skin very itchy. The fatty nature of MCT oil can add moisture to your pet’s skin and coat, resulting in less flaking. In addition, the anti-microbial nature of MCT oil can keep yeast infections at bay. In addition to relief from pain or anxiety, the MCT oil in our pet care products can improve your dog’s coat and prevent itchy skin.