2017 is almost over! We hope you've had a great year, and thanks for being part of the CocoTherapy community – we're glad you're here!
We've covered a lot of topics on the blog this year; including general pet health, coconut oil uses and benefits, and pet behavior. Thanks for reading – we hope you've found the posts enjoyable, informative, and useful.
In today's post, we'll take a look back at some of our favorite CocoTherapy blog posts of 2017. So, if you only read and share one post of ours this year, make sure it's this one!
Here are our favorite posts of the year organized into categories for easy reference – click on the titles to view the full posts.
Choosing the Right Coconut Oil – and How to Use It
When it comes to coconut oil, not all oils are created equal. The following posts look at the importance of choosing a therapeutic-grade coconut oil, such as CocoTherapy coconut oil, and how to use it safely with your pets:
Did you know that coconut oil is one of the most commonly faked oils on store shelves?
In this post we explore the topic of fake food by looking at two of the most commonly faked oils – extra-virgin olive oil and virgin coconut oil.
We show you the warning signs to look out for when buying these oils, and give you the information you need to make sure you choose a genuine oil, packed full of the health benefits you're paying for.
This comprehensive post takes a look at a topic we're often asked about: the best ways to use coconut oil with your pets.
Read the post for information about choosing the right coconut oil, safely introducing it to your pet's diet, and recommended daily dosages. We've also included 5 simple ways to use coconut oil with your pets. Have you discovered them all yet?
The Health Benefits of Coconut Oil for Pets
As one of nature's "superfoods", coconut oil has many benefits for both people and pets. The following articles take an in-depth look at some of the fantastic health benefits of coconut oil for pets:
A healthy digestive system is vital to your pet's overall health, wellbeing, and longevity.
This post looks at how introducing coconut oil to your pet's diet supports their digestive system and keep things running smoothly. Therapeutic coconut oil improves nutrient absorption and digestion, keeps parasites, fungi, and bad bacteria at bay, heals digestive disorders, and even helps prevent bad doggy breath! Find out how by reading the full post.
What signs of seasonal allergies should you look out for in your pets? And how you can you effectively treat them to alleviate uncomfortable allergy symptoms?
In this post we look at common types of allergic reactions and their symptoms. We also explain how the lauric acid content in coconut oil contains anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-yeast properties that can clear up allergic reactions, fast.
Exposure to fleas and ticks is another problem for pets that tends to worsen in the warm summer months. In this post we look at ways to protect your home and garden from these stubborn pests, explain the dangers of harsh chemical flea and tick preventatives, and explore how coconut oil can be used as a natural pest repellent.
Since therapeutic coconut oil is non-toxic, free of chemicals and soothing to your pet's skin, it's the perfect solution to the pest problem. It's been the traditional remedy for fleas, mites, (and even lice) in the Philippines for centuries!
Many microorganisms live in and on your pet's body, and normally pose no threat to their health. But under certain conditions, pets can become susceptible to a wide range of infections that can lead to illness and disease. Older pets are particularly at risk, as their immune system weakens and becomes less effective with age.
In this post we look at a few common types of infection and some of the warning signs that your pet may be infected. We also explain how coconut oil fights infection, and share some practical tips for using it to protect and treat your pet.
Lots of customers have asked us if coconut oil is safe to use with cats. Our answer to that is a resounding "YES!" Here at CocoTherapy we're huge cat fans – and we've seen first-hand how coconut oil can keep them happy and healthy.
In this post we look at 8 separate areas of feline health to explain how coconut oil is beneficial to cats. There's also a case study about CocoTherapy co-founder Charisa Antigua's cat Montecore, showing how coconut oil protected his liver during an extended period of illness.
If you're a cat owner, be sure to check this post out!
General Pet Health
As a responsible pet owner, there are lots of ways you can protect your pet from illness and disease. The following articles look at simple daily routines and preventative measures to keep your pet fit and healthy for years to come:
Did you know that the majority of pet foods on store shelves are essentially fast food for pets?
The truth is that most commercial pet foods are processed and packed full of cheap ingredients and fillers. To make the food more appealing to pets, manufacturers add artificial colors, flavors and flavor enhancers. And to extend the food's shelf life, chemical preservatives are added.
In this post, we look at the importance of choosing a species-appropriate diet that your pet will thrive on. We also show you how to select the right diet for your pet, and the benefits of supplementing with therapeutic coconut oil to support optimum health.
Oral care is an area that can be overlooked by pet owners, but poor oral health can severely impact a pet's life and potentially shorten their lifespan.
In this post, we explore the health implications of oral disease and why it's so important to take care of your pet's teeth and gums. We also show you how to establish a simple routine to protect and improve your pet's oral health.
Bone and joint problems affect a large number of pets, often worsening as an animal ages. These conditions are painful, and can seriously impact mobility and quality of life.
In this post we look at ways to protect your pet's bones and joints, and help prevent problems from developing as they age. We also explore how coconut oil can contribute to strong and healthy bones and joints.
Negative behavior patterns can take their toll on your pet's mental and physical health – and that's not to mention the impact a pet with behavioral problems can have on your home and family life.
The following articles explore behavioral patterns and ways to minimize and eliminate negative behavior in your pets:
As a dog owner, are you confused about some of the reasons behind common dog behaviors? In this post, we explore 3 common dog behaviors – humping, licking, and chewing paws – and explain some of the reasons behind them.
So, if you've ever found your dog's behavior annoying, embarrassing, or just downright bizarre, this post may just provide the answers you're looking for!
Environmental enrichment is the process of improving an animal's environment to help them engage in natural, instinctive behaviors, and enjoy a higher quality of life. It's focused on stimulating the brain to avoid the negative consequences that can result from a lack of sensory input.
In this post we explore the health benefits of environmental enrichment for cats and dogs, and look at practical ways you can enrich your pet's environment inside and outside the house.
It's time to wrap up this post – and almost time to wrap up this year! But before we go, thanks once again for helping us make CocoTherapy the company it is today! We're passionate about what we do, and we love helping pets live fuller and healthier lives.
That's it from us on the blog this year. Join us in 2018 for tons more useful posts for pet owners!
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