Benefits of Using Coconut Oil on Your DogApril 11, 2023
Curious about the benefits of using coconut oil on your dog? You’ve heard of all the amazing benefits to using coconut oil on skin, hair, cuticles, teeth and in your gut. But, have you heard that all these same benefits are true for dogs, too?
Well, they are. In fact, the use of products containing coconut oil is widely promoted within the doggy-community because of its vast array of benefits. Wrinkle Paste & Tear Stain Paste combine the powerful cleaning properties of coconut oil with soothing shea butter & avocado oil, and a little zinc for its protective and anti-inflammatory ability.So, lets first understand what part of coconut oil makes it so magical and then we can talk about why we use it in Wrinkle Paste & Tear Stain Paste!
Coconut oil is made from coconuts harvested off of the coconut palm and consists mainly of saturated fats. Within these fatty stores, there’s Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT’s) that offer us and our canine friend benefits such as energy.
Going even deeper into the scientific pool, we see that MTC’s in coconut oil consist mainly of lauric acid. This is the most important reason for the proactive use of coconut oil in dogs; it has clear and natural anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties!
So, there’s really no reason to resist the calming and natural allure of Wrinkle Paste for dogs. Here’s more:
1. It Prevents Yeast or Fungal Infections in Wrinkles and Pockets
Furry families are able to rest sound knowing that yeast infections, bacterial infections, viruses and other fungi are kept at bay with the natural properties of the lauric acid.
Brachycephalic dogs like Frenchies, English Bulldogs and Pugs are more susceptible to these infections simply because of their wrinkles on their face, body and pooch. Without sounding too gross, the warm, dark and moist areas of a dog’s folds are the perfect breeding ground.
But, this can be combated with use of coconut oil-based wrinkle creams such as Squishface Wrinkle Paste. Applied one time daily, your dog’s skin will be clean and protected!2. It Removes Dog Tear Stains
With Squishface Wrinkle Paste or Squishface Tear Stain Paste – both of which use coconut oil as a base – you can combat these unwanted rusty marks. Of course, there’s many reasons why a dog may have these tear stains, so be sure to visit a vet for a prognosis. Or, check out our other blog; “Why Does my Dog Have Tear Stains: The Ultimate Doggy Know-How”.
Squishface products combat tear stains in 2 ways:
- The natural coconut oil & waxes gently break up the existing stains with daily cleaning
- The same natural oils & waxes create a protective barrier against new stains.
Simply wipe the area clean with Squishface Wrinkle Wipes, then take a pea-sized amount Wrinkle Paste and rub it onto the tear stain. Be sure to rub it into the skin as well as the fur. Apply daily for 7 – 10 days or until desired results have been achieved. Depending on how deep the staining is, it may require longer term use to completely eliminate the stains.
3. It Works Wonders on Red, Irritated Paws
As mentioned, coconut oil’s lauric acid is a natural deterrent to all of nature’s microbial unwanted guests.
The market is crammed with remedies for cracked paw pads, cuts and grazes (not to mention the internal medicines that they will never take). Yet, most of them have extra unnecessary ingredients that could cause further irritation to your pup. Squishface products were designed especially for dogs with sensitive skin, and exclude many common irritants such as fragrance, essential oils, alcohol, lanolin, aloe & more!
The natural oils and zinc in our products offer a natural anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties while being soothing to the skin and long-lasting. 4. It Helps Eliminate that Doggy Odor
After the bath (or a wipe-down with Wrinkle Wipes) apply a pea-sized amount of Squishface Wrinkle Paste to those hard-to reach areas such as wrinkles, tear stains, tail pockets and paws to maintain the fresh smell and reduce bacteria growth!5. It Improves Irritated Skin and Itchiness
In a very similar case to being used to tried cuts and grazes, it can also be used for reoccurring skin irritations or allergies.
Often, when a dog has dry or irritated skin, there’s something at work. For example; moisture, yeast, bacteria, fungal infections or environmental changes. So, being the responsible parent at Squishface we are here to let you know that it’s best to take your pup for a visit to their best friend; the vet.
Your vet will be able to tell you the root cause and provide a method of action. But, if the cause is something simple and harmless such as irritated wrinkles, tail pockets or paws, you can apply Wrinkle Paste and avoid an expensive trip to the vet.
Squishface Wrinkle Paste is soothing and thick on the skin, and features water-repelling properties that keep bacteria and yeast from breeding. So, simply apply the Paste to the area 1x per day to the area, and repeat for at least 7 – 10 days. Some dogs will see results sooner than that! After that, you can switch into maintenance mode and apply as needed.How to Use Squishface Products for a Clean, Happy Dog!
Start by cleaning your pup with Squishface Wrinkle Wipes – these extra large wipes contain chlorhexidine to combat bacteria and phytosphingosine to help repair the skin barrier. They contain limited ingredients and won’t irritate the skin like baby wipes or other wipes on the market. Next, apply a pea-sized amount of paste per area directly on the skin. Wipe away any excess and leave it along for 24 hours so it can work its magic.
This process will need to be done for a period of 7-10 days continuously. Then, any one day where necessary to keep the barrier in-check!
There you have it! Many reasons the coconut oil in Squishface products are amazing for your lovable pup.
Don’t forget to grab a tube of Wrinkle Paste to remove your doggo's tear stains and help soothe itchiness with one powerful cream!