Another year is almost over! We hope you've had a fantastic 2019, and thanks for being part of the CocoTherapy family!

In today's post, we'll highlight some of our favorite CocoTherapy blog posts of 2019. We hope you find this post just as useful and informative as our best of the CocoTherapy blog posts from 2017 and 2018. And we'll say it again – if you only read and share one post of ours this year, make sure it's this one!

This year on the blog, we've covered a wide range of topics related to pet health and coconut oil. For easy reference, we've organized this mega-post into 3 categories: The Science Behind Coconut Oil, Pet Health, and Aging in Pets. Simply click on the individual blog titles to read the full posts.

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The Science Behind Coconut Oil

Did you know that the health benefits of coconut oil are backed by solid scientific research? In the following posts, we take a look at the science behind our favorite tropical oil:

5 Scientific Studies That Demonstrate the Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Countless scientific studies have been published that demonstrate the health benefits of therapeutic-grade coconut oil. In this post, we highlight a few of our favorites and break them down so they are easy to understand and accessible. Check out the full post to discover how coconut oil can improve brain function, promote heart health, prevent obesity, and more!

How Are Medium-Chain Fatty Acids Processed by the Body?

Medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) are processed by the body in a very unique way. For this reason, they are responsible for a wide range of health benefits. In this post, we explain exactly how MCFAs are metabolized by the body. We also explore some of the many ways in which they can benefit your pet's health

What Are Hydrogenated Fats?

Fat is an essential part of a healthy diet, and plays an important role in many basic functions in the body. But not all fats are created equal. In this post, we take a look at how hydrogenated fats differ from other types of fats. We also explain why they are considered by many doctors to be the worst fats for our health.

The Top 3 Myths About Coconut Oil and Pets

As with many health foods and supplements, there's a lot of misinformation about coconut oil. This means that it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction. In this post, we clear up some of the confusion surrounding coconut oil and pets. It's particularly useful for pet owners who are concerned about feeding coconut oil to pets with certain health conditions.

What's the Difference Between Cocotherapy® Organic Virgin Coconut Oil and Triplex™ Mct-3 Oil?

This year we were excited to announce our eagerly anticipated new product, CocoTherapy TriPlex™ MCT-3 Oil. In this post, we explore the differences between CocoTherapy Organic Virgin Coconut Oil and CocoTherapy TriPlex MCT-3 Oil. We also explain how you can best use them to benefit your pets.

Pet Health

In the following posts, we explore specific health issues and share some practical advice to help improve your pet's overall health and wellbeing:

Why Is My Cat Vomiting?

Vomiting in cats is a common problem with a wide range of potential causes. In this post, we highlight some of the most common causes of vomiting in cats. We also explain what to do if your cat is vomiting, and look at some of the warning signs they may need to visit a veterinarian.

How to Choose Healthy Treats for Your Pet

Feeding your pet a complete and balanced diet is vital to their overall health and well being. Aside from providing a healthy commercial or home-prepared diet, it's important to make sure the treats you feed are also nutrient-rich and beneficial to health. In this post, we take a look at some of the different types of treats you can feed your pet. We also share some tips for choosing healthy and nutritious treats your furry friend will love.

How to Care for a Brachycephalic Dog

If you're the owner of a brachycephalic (short-nosed) dog, this post is for you! Read the full post to learn about the health issues that can impact brachycephalic dogs. We also share some practical tips to help you keep your short-nosed dog happy, safe, and healthy.

Leaky Gut Syndrome in Pets

Leaky gut syndrome is a condition in which the lining of the small intestine becomes damaged, leading to potentially serious health problems. In this post, we take a look at the causes and symptoms of leaky gut syndrome in pets. We also share some practical tips to help you prevent and treat the condition, and explain how therapeutic-grade coconut oil can support your pet's digestive health.

Protein-Losing Enteropathy

In this comprehensive post, we take an in-depth look at a gastrointestinal disorder we're often asked about: protein-losing enteropathy. Check out the post to find out what it is, how it can affect your pet, and why the medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) in coconut oil are beneficial for animals with the disorder.

Aging in Pets

Pets are part of the family, and you'd do anything to increase their longevity. In the following posts, we share some tips to help your pet live longer and remain comfortable in their senior years: 

4 Signs that Your Dog is in Mental Decline

It's an unfortunate fact of life that dogs age much faster than humans. And it can be difficult to witness a beloved dog slow down and lose their vitality. In this post, we share 4 signs that your dog is in mental decline so you know when it's time to visit your veterinarian. We also take a look at how virgin coconut oil can help prevent (and even reverse!) the process of mental decline in senior dogs.

7 Quick Tips to Help Your Pet Live Longer

In this post, we share 7 quick tips to help your pet live a longer, happier, and healthier life. Read the full post to discover the importance of diet, exercise, environmental enrichment, dental care, supplementation, and more.

Bonus Post

5 Tips for Dealing with the Emotional Stress of Caring for a Sick Pet

Caring for a sick family member has been linked to anxiety, depression, and reduced quality of life. But did you know that recent research has demonstrated that the same is true when it comes to caring for an ailing companion animal? In this post, we share a few of the strategies we strive to follow when caring for our sick pets.

Wrapping Up

It's time to wrap up our annual mega-post – and almost time to say goodbye to 2019! But before we go, thanks once again for helping us make CocoTherapy the company it is today! We love what we do, and we look forward to providing you with more useful content to help keep your pet happy and healthy in 2020. Happy holidays, and see you then!

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