Coconut oil is now in our raw dog food!
Steve’s Real Food recently made a major re-formulation to our raw dog food. We removed all our synthetic vitamins and added some really exciting ingredients such as coconut oil. We love coconut oil for its multitudes of health benefits. It is known to be:
- Anti-Viral – helps balance the immune system
- Anti-Fungal – good for dogs with yeast problems
- Anti-Bacterial – helps manage the bacteria in raw food and in the gut flora
The primary thing that makes coconut oil such a powerful ingredient in raw dog food is that it is one of the richest sources for a fat that is rarely found in nature, lauric acid. The body converts lauric acid into monolaurin, which can destroy lipid coated viruses. Its medium chain fatty acids are easily digestible and it is one of the only fats that does not cause an insulin spike in your blood stream so it is great for diabetic dogs.
Check out Dr. Becker’s (the raw dog food expert) video on coconut oil: