Coconut Oil Is Amazing For People and Canines.. Study Shows It Helps With Cognitive Function In Senior Dogs
Dementia Rates in U.S. Dogs
Here in the U.S., dementia or cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS) in dogs and cats has been on the radar of researchers, the veterinary community and many pet parents for at least a decade.
About a quarter of U.S. dogs 10 years and older show signs of brain aging, and over 60 percent of dogs have symptoms by the age of 15.2 However, dogs as young as 6 can begin to experience mental decline.
In a relatively young dog, it’s especially important to investigate for an underlying illness or disease before making a diagnosis of age-related cognitive decline. In dogs, we look for one or more of the following five common signs of CDS:
Coconut oil has amazing healing properties for people and dogs. It is also proving to be a great asset to the health of senior people and dogs.
So another great tool to add to your pets wellness arsenal at any age.
“Coconut: the new “brain food”
“But of all these benefits, my favorite is that coconut oil is scientifically proven to improve brain function in older dogs – findings that have important implications for people and animals.
“In one study, 24 senior Beagles fed a diet supplemented with 5.5% MCTs showed significant improvement in cognitive ability within just one month. The study’s authors concluded that the MCTs (as contained in coconut oil) provided an alternative source of brain energy for the senior dogs”.
Dr. Karen Becker “Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) have been shown to improve brain energy metabolism and decrease the amyloid protein buildup that results in brain lesions in older pets. Coconut oil is a rich source of MCTs. I recommend 1/4 teaspoon for every 10 pounds of body weight twice daily for basic MCT support.”
Here are two great articles from Dr. Jean Dodd and Dr Karen Becker so read up and enjoy…
Here are a few points to help as well for your pup or your cat
Here are the points that help break down amlyoid proteins in the brain and increase cerebral blood flow . Happy pointing
GV20 dorsal mid-line between the ears there is usually a bump where the point is
GV14 dorsal mid-line between the last cervical and first thoracic vertebrae
LI4 front paws between the first and second metacarpal bone at the webbing of the dew claw
LIV3 on the back paws where the inside big toe meets the paw between the 2nd and 3rd metatarsal balances
BL23 1.5 cun lateral to the caudal border of the spinous process of the second lumbar vertebrae or find the last rib and follow it straight up about 1.5 cun off the spine