Yes, dogs can eat coconut.
Coconut has many benefits for dogs. Dogs can eat the coconut meat and coconut water. The coconut shells can’t be eaten, because they’re too hard and have many hairs, may damage dog’s teeth or digestive system. Coconut meat contains protein and carbohydrates, it’s healthy for dogs. Coconut water is lower in salts, sugars and calories, but higher in potassium, antioxidants and other minerals. Coconut water can boost energy just like a sports drink. Especially in summer, coconut water is the best treat for dogs.
Coconut oil is widely used coconut products. It’s good source of saturated fat and lauric acid, it has anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties. Coconut oil can be used to treat bacterial, fungal and viral infections. Beyond that, coconut oil can reduce the risk of cancer and improve digestion. If your dog long-term use coconut oil, he will have a glossy coat. Dogs love the taste of coconut oil, one teaspoon per day is enough for dogs.
In conclusion, the meat, water and oil of the coconut are also edible and good for dogs. Although coconuts have so many health benefits, you should feed in moderation, too much can even cause diarrhea and other problems.