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Can I use MCT Oil instead of Hemp Seed Oil?

by Anneliese Edwards 06 Sep 2021
MCT Oil for Dogs.


Medium-Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) are fatty acids derived from various plant-based oils, including coconut oil. MCTs are “good” fat that provide several benefits, including being a source of fuel and energy, to our furry friends.

MCT Oil Improves Skin Health

If your dog suffers from skin problems, such as hot spots or even skin allergies, apply MCT oil topically. Otherwise, add it to their food bowl to give their skin health a boost.

MCT Oil Improves Digestion

MCTs are easily digestible fats so many vets believe coconut-based MCT like Olive’s Kitchen’s can aid digestion and help heal digestive disorders.

MCT Oil supports better Brain Functioning

While the aging process naturally impacts a dog’s energy levels and cognitive skills, research suggests that the MCTs found in coconut oil can improve both brain energy and mental function in older dogs

MCT Oil Decreases Obesity and increases energy levels

The fatty acids in MCT oil are easily converted into energy which speeds up the metabolism. This all adds up to faster fat burning and more efficient calorie burning. Obesity be gone with you!

Hemp seed oil is derived directly from the seeds of the hemp plant and is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. It shares a number of benefits with MCT Oil such as promoting a healthy metabolism, immune system, heart, brain and skin and coat.

Doggy Daily Supplement

Read our article on Four great reasons to add MCT Oil to your pets diet.

We are huge fans of adding MCT Oil to a dog or cat bowl. Check out Olive’s Kitchen MCT Oil now available to order online. Simply add it to the dog bowl or drip it into their mouths and watch them go!

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