Everyone knows coconut oil is beneficial to our dogs’ skin, but in addition to coconut oil, coconut meat (the white fleshy part) is highly nutritious to our dogs.

Coconut meat is known to help reduce inflammation in dogs. They are high lauric acid which is well known for its effects on aching joints, cuts and wounds. In addition to this, lauric acid is well known to help fight viruses and treat yeast infections in dogs.


Coconut meat is also known to help boost our dog’s immune system. Packed with a lot of antioxidants. They help to form a solid line of defense against foreign bodies. In other words, the consumption of coconut helps to build up our dog’s immune system to fight against bacteria, viruses, fungi infections, etc.

Like with all things excess consumption is not good. Coconut meat contains a medium-chain triglyceride, which is known to cause stomach problems when consumed in excess. Moderation is the key here.