I read an article in the Doggington Post about the benefits of Coconut Oil for dogs… but I thought it more important for Pommy Mommy’s to understand the wonderful effects of coconut oil for Pomeranians. I have been using coconut oil for cooking and it’s healthful properties for over 7 years now. I only have two oils in my pantry… Coconut and Olive… that’s it. The more I use coconut oil the more I want to use it. I have been rather lucky. I have been blessed with great skin… but now that I use coconut oil it’s even healthier looking and feels even better. Understanding the reasons I use coconut oil for myself and my husband, I knew it would have tremendous benefits for my furry babies.
Whenever Yoki or “little” Sophia get a tummy ache or their digestive system gets a little out of whack, I give them a little bit (1/4 – 1/2 a teaspoon because of their size) to help their system get back on track. Coconut oil also helps your Pomeranian digest all the nutrients in their dog food. It’s kinda like a special delivery system for nutrients. Pretty cool.
Some of the more important properties of coconut oil is that it contains Lauric Acid. Which in the right amounts in humans (about 7 -21 grams per day… about 1 – 3 tablespoons) converts to something called Monolauren, which exhibits some crazy medicinal effects and acts like an anti-viral, anti-fungal, an anti-microbial by destroying fungus, viruses and bacteria like the Terminator. If your Pomeranian has any fungus infections such as yeast, or has infections in their ear and mouth or cuts and scraps, coconut oil will help heal these infections by killing the bacteria that surrounds it.
A really big complaint I get from Pommy Mommies, is that they can’t seem to keep they furry baby’s weight down, even though they walk and exercise them. Coconut oil helps “amp” up your thyroid. So it will also have the same effect on your Pomeranian as well. This stimulation of your Pom’s Thyroid will help maintain a healthy weight, while reducing Vet bills as they get older from joint pain, arthritis, and other Pomeranian health issues associated with being overweight.
Now that we’ve talked about the inside of our Pomeranian, let’s talk about how coconut oil helps the outside… or their fur and skin. If your Pom has hot spots or dry itchy skin, you can apply it directly to the skin. Relief is just seconds away. I have put it on Mika’s foot pads and her nose when it gets a little too dry here in the Las Vegas desert. It is great to put in the bath water if your baby had fleas and has bitten its skin raw. When you add a little to their food it helps moisturize their skin and gives a noticeable improvement of their overall coat.
As Pommy Mommies keep a jar of coconut oil in your pantry for you to enjoy and one for your Pomeranian to stay healthy… you will stay looking beautiful and your Pom will be the healthiest poofball on the block.
Coconut Oil for Pomeranians Dosing
Dosage recommendations: 1 Teaspoon for every 10 lbs. Mika is the only Pom over 10 lbs, Niko, Luka and Yoki are 7 lbs and “Little” Sophia is 3 1/2 lbs. So I usually give The Boys and Yoki 3/4 of a teaspoon and “Little” Sophia a 1/4 teaspoon.