It's that time of year again! 2022 is drawing to close and it's time to look back at the best of the CocoTherapy blog. But before we do, we'd like to take a moment to thank all our loyal readers and customers for your continued support and enthusiasm. Have a fantastic holiday season and a very happy new year!
Now, onto our year-end roundup of the best of the CocoTherapy blog. We'll look back at some of our most popular posts, new topics we explored, and a few of our favorite reads. So, if you only read one of our posts this year, make sure it's this one!
This year on the blog, we covered a wide range of topics – everything from how electro-pollution can harm our pets to how to keep your dog's teeth clean and healthy. And of course, there were plenty of in-depth, science-based posts about coconut oil and MCT oil.
This mega-post is organized into 3 categories: The Science Behind Coconut Oil, General Pet Health & Wellbeing, and Virgin Coconut Oil & MCT Oil for Specific Health Issues. Scan the post for a quick roundup or click the titles to read the full posts. Ready to get started? Then let's dive in!
The Science Behind Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is a unique, healthy food with many special properties. And there's plenty of science behind it, too. Here are some of our most popular posts about the science behind coconut oil and how it can improve your pet's health:
Have you ever looked at a bottle of virgin coconut oil (VCO) or MCT oil and been puzzled by its cloudy appearance? You're not alone. A lot of people wonder why their VCO and MCT oil look like this, and whether it's normal. In this blog post, we explain the melting point of coconut oils and why yours might look cloudy.
Have you ever noticed how some oils can go bad and smell rancid? That's because they've oxidized. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that occurs when a substance comes into contact with oxygen or another oxidizing agent. In this post, we take a closer look at what causes fats to oxidize and explain why they're pro-inflammatory and damaging to your health. We also discuss what free radicals are and how coconut oil can help prevent free radical damage.
Coconut oil has long been a controversial fat, not only for pets, but for humans as well. Just do an online search on "coconut oil safe for dogs", or "coconut oil for dogs", and you'll get a slew of contradictory information. In this post, we take a look at three of the most common myths or misconceptions about virgin coconut oil for dogs and explore what the science says.
Did you know that buying virgin coconut oil (VCO) is not as simple as just going to the store or shopping online and choosing the first jar you see? A quick trip to the store will reveal that there are countless different brands of VCO to choose from, and not all of them are created equal. Read this post to find out how to buy virgin coconut oil like an insider. By the time you finish, you'll know exactly what to look for (and what to avoid) when shopping for VCO.
General Pet Health & Wellbeing
There are so many considerations when it comes to taking care of our pets. That's why we dedicated a good portion of our blog to exploring different aspects of pet health and wellbeing. Here are some of the topics we covered this year:
Electro-pollution is the bombardment of our environment with electromagnetic fields (EMFs) and electromagnetic radiation (EMR). It's a growing problem that's linked to our increased use of electronic devices and wireless technology. In this post, we explain what electro-pollution is and how it can adversely affect humans and animals. Plus, we share some tips to help you reduce your pet's exposure to electro-pollution and minimize the effects of radiation in your environment.
Did you know that many common household products are toxic to pets? Cleaning supplies, medications, and cosmetics are all examples of products that can harm our furry friends. In this post, we look at 3 common household toxins that can pose a threat to pets. We also recommend some natural, pet-friendly alternatives that you can use in their place.
If you're like most cat owners, you dread taking your feline friend to the vet. We have two cats, and it's not a trip either of us look forward to. It can be a very stressful experience for all involved, but with some planning, you can greatly minimize the stress on your cat. In this post, we discuss some tips we've successfully used to make a trip to the vet less stressful for us and the kitties. This one is a must-read for all cat parents!
Dogs are one of the most popular pets in the world – and for good reason! They’re loyal, friendly, and make excellent companions. But one thing that most dog owners know is that they can be prone to itchiness and skin problems. In this post, we explore the top six reasons for itchy skin in dogs. Plus, we share some tips on how to soothe your pup's skin and prevent further irritation.
Keeping your dog's teeth clean and healthy is more important than you might think. In fact, it affects their entire body. So, it's worth taking the time to learn how to properly care for your furry friend's teeth and gums. In this post, we share five simple tips that will help you create an effective dental care routine for your pup and keep their teeth in tip-top shape.
Virgin Coconut Oil & MCT Oil for Specific Health Issues
Virgin Coconut oil and MCT oil can both be beneficial for a wide range of specific health issues in pets. The following blog posts look at the benefits of VCO and MCT oil for some common pet health problems:
There are many therapeutic uses for virgin coconut oil, but one of the most interesting is its use as an oral supplement. Because of the unique properties of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs), virgin coconut oil (VCO) can be used as a therapeutic remedy to support a surprisingly wide variety of health conditions. In this post, we discuss why VCO is an excellent therapeutic oral supplement for health issues ranging from allergies to lipid disorders.
When the pancreas doesn't function properly, it can lead to pancreatic problems, digestive issues, and even diabetes. In this post, we dive deeper into the main functions of the pancreas and the role this essential organ plays in your pet's body. We also explain why pancreatic hormone dysfunction can lead to diabetes and discuss how virgin coconut oil (VCO) supports pancreatic health and helps prevent and manage diabetes in pets.
Virgin coconut oil is a natural antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal agent, making it the perfect choice for treating cuts, scrapes, and wounds. In this blog post, we discuss why VCO is so effective for healing injuries and how to use it correctly to speed up the healing process.
Just like in humans, constipation is an uncomfortable and sometimes painful experience for your dog. This common digestive disorder can happen for many reasons, from illness to changes in your dog's exercise routine. But luckily, you can help treat constipation at home with an ingredient you likely have in your pantry – coconut oil. Check out this post to learn how to spot the signs of constipation in your pup, and how you can use coconut oil to help relieve their pain.
Raw diets are becoming more and more popular for pets, but plenty of myths and misconceptions still surround them. In this post, we explore the benefits of a raw food diet and dispel some of the myths around raw feeding. Give it a read to learn more about raw diets for pets and whether they're right for your furry family member!
And that's a wrap! We hope you've enjoyed checking out the blog posts in this year's roundup just as much as we've enjoyed writing them. Thanks again for being part of the CocoTherapy family and for supporting us in our mission to create the best products for our four-legged friends. See you next year!
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