Although there have not been many clinical trials on the effects of coconut oil on dogs’ allergies, there are countless first-hand experiences from people whose dogs have benefited greatly.
Coconut oil can be used topically to help soothe your dog’s skin when they are suffering from skin allergies.
Some dogs have allergic reactions to flea and tick bites, even with their preventative medicine. Preventative medicines usually kill fleas once they have bitten your dog. If your dog is allergic to flea bites, they may have a skin irritation caused by this. FAD can be treated with topical application of coconut oil to the affected areas.
Outdoor allergies can be caused by pollen, grass, and even things like poison ivy. If you notice any redness or bumps on your dog’s skin after they come in from outside, you can apply coconut oil to the irritated skin. Coconut oil can also be given orally to help with seasonal allergies.
Allergies to household products like laundry detergent and cleaning products can also cause skin irritation. Topically treatment or oral ingestion can help with these issues.
Dogs get stung by bees more often than we realize. They usually chase them or think a bee is something to play with so often these stings are on their faces or in their mouths. Coconut oil when applied to a sting can alleviate symptoms of bee sting allergies like itching and swelling. If your dog is stung in the mouth, it may be better just to give them coconut oil as a treat.
Bee stings can cause a dangerous allergic reaction. You should contact your vet immediately if you notice your dog having a reaction after being stung by a bee.
Regular Coconut Oil will work for most pups, but those with extra needs could benefit even more from CBD-infused coconut oil. CBD is a naturally occurring compound in hemp that has many holistic benefits, such as reducing inflammation, giving pain relief, and much more! CBD infused coconut oil can be used topically or given as a food topper, providing a whole slew of extra benefits as opposed to regular virgin coconut oil!