If your small dog is dealing with any skin ailments such as dry, itchy or scaly skin, brushing him with coconut oil can drastically improve the condition of his skin. Brushing your small dog with coconut oil will improve his coat as well. Coconut oil can also be given internally to improve all kinds of things including your little guy's coat and skin.
When you brush your small dog with coconut oil, you don't want to leave a filmy residue, but you want to leave it in long enough for the coconut oil to have time to absorb into a dry coat as well as dry skin. Coconut oil can help to relieve any discomfort your dog may be experiencing from wounds or sores caused by incessant scratching. If your dog is dealing with discomfort on his skin or if he's dealing with dry, fur help him by brushing with coconut oil.
If your little guy is uncomfortable because of dry, itchy skin, be aware of how he may be feeling any time you get near him with a brush. Consider at first applying coconut oil to some of these dry spots and letting it soak into his skin before brushing him out. This will give him a layer of protectant on the skin before you approach him with the brush. Also, remember offering your little guy some treats during brushing never hurts.