CocoTherapy Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is made from the purest, fresh organically grown coconuts.Fed regularly to pets, coconut oil may have multiple benefits:Skin Conditions:Clears up skin conditions such as eczema, flea allergies, contact dermatitis, and itchy skin. Reduces allergic reactions and improves skin healthMakes coats become sleek and glossy and deodorizes doggy odorPrevents and treats yeast and fungal infections, including candidaDisinfects cuts and promotes wound healing Applied topically, promotes the healing of cuts, wounds, hot spots, dry skin and hair, bites and stingsDigestionImproves digestion and nutrient absorptionAids healing of digestive disorders like inflammatory bowel syndrome and colitisReduces or eliminates bad breath in dogsAids in elimination of hairballs and coughingImmune System, Metabolic Function & Bone HealthContains powerful antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal agents that prevent infection and heart diseaseregulates and balances insulin and promotes normal thyroid functionHelps prevent or control diabetesHelps reduce weight, increases energyAids in arthritis or ligament problemsAs always, before giving any new treat or supplement, talk to your holistic veternarian and incorporating coconut oil and coconut chips in your pets diet. The coconuts are grown in a USDA certified organic coconut farm. 100% pure and natural. Available size: 8 fl oz/236 ml (glass jar) non-GMO (genetically modified organism)cold pressed hexane-free unrefined non-bleached NO trans fat NO hydrogenated fat Numerous benefits of coconut oil for pets have been reported and the growing evidence is impressive. According to Dr. Bruce Fife, certified nutritionist and neturopathic doctor, coconut oil elevates the metabolism, provides a higher level of energy and vitality, protects from illness and speeds healing. In dogs, the medium chain fatty acids in coconut oil balance the thyroid, helping overweight dogs lose weight and helping sedentary dogs feel energetic. As a bonus, coconut oil improves any dog's skin and coat, improves digestion, and reduces allergic reactions.What exactly is in coconuts that make it so good for your pet? Coconut is comprised primarily of a medium chain fatty acid called Lauric acid and is considered responsible for many of its health benefits. The only other abundant source of Lauric acid found in nature is in human breast milk. When Lauric acid is synthesized by the human or animal body, it produces the same substance, monoglyceride monolaurin that keeps infants from getting viral, bacterial, or protozoal infections. Lauric acid, synthesized into monolaurin is used to fight and destroy viruses and various pathogenic bacteria, protecting your pets against infection and boosting his immune system. Coconut oil also contains capric and caprylic acid, which have similar properties and are best known for their antifungal effects. Like lauric acid, capric acid can also help balance insulin levels.How to Incorporate CocoTherapy Organic Virgin Coconut Oil in your dog's dietSolid or liquid coconut oil can be added to food at any meal or given between meals. The optimum dose for dogs is about 1 teaspoon per 10 pounds of body weight daily, or 1 tablespoon per 30 pounds. These are general guidelines, as some dogs need less and others more. But don't start with these amounts. Instead, introduce coconut oil a little at a time in divided doses. Because coconut oil kills harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites, yeasts, and fungi, the burden of removing dead organisms can trigger symptoms of detoxification. Headaches, fatigue, diarrhea, and flu-like symptoms are common in humans who consume too much too fast, and similar symptoms can occur in dogs. Even in healthy dogs, large amounts of coconut oil can cause diarrhea or greasy stools while the body adjusts. Start with small amounts, such as teaspoon per day for small dogs or puppies and 1 teaspoon for large dogs. Gradually increase the amount every few days. If your dog seems tired or uncomfortable or has diarrhea, reduce the amount temporarily. Coconut oil isn't the only coconut product that is good for dogs. Fresh or dried coconut is an excellent source of dietary fiber, and dogs enjoy and benefit from the same coconut flakes, coconut flour, coconut cream, coconut milk, shredded coconut, and coconut spreads used by their human companions. Just be sure the products are unsweetened and free from chemical preservatives.(The excerpt above if from Crazy About Coconut Oil from the Whole Dog Journal) Please note ~ Due to the glass jar, this item weighs over 1 Lb. Therefore, there is an additional $2.50 shipping fee for jars of Coconut Oil.