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Coconut oil

I read somewhere that adding extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil to a dogs diet is very good for them. Does anyone add it to their Dobes food?
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I do. They enjoy it and their coats are lovely.


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I do. Coconut oil=canine crack here. Seriously, my dog will do just about anything for it. It's supposed to have great antibacterial properties as well as being a healthy fat. I use it topically to soften his feet and prevent elbow calluses, and add some to his food daily as well.
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Me too. Suppose to be good for teeth and digestion too. Give to our kitty for helping hairballs.

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Izzy loves this stuff. I can pull it out and she sits pretty for it. Eats it straight off the spoon. Now my lab HATES it. I have to hide it in food or wrap cheese around it for her to even consider eating it. My favorite was when she ate the cheese and dropped the blop of coconut oil at Izzy's feet. At least she shares....sometimes.
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I read this also, and actually bought some at the health food store. Once home, I realized I really didn't know what to do with it (since it's solid, and in a jar)...or how much to offer. It's been sitting in my cupboard now for 2 weeks. Do you just drop a dollop in the dish?

Also, how much do you give your Dobes?

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Coconut oil is very good to give to the dogs.

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According to the Oct 2005 article in WDJ, the dosage for large dogs is 1 tbls per 30 lbs. Start with 1 tsp per day and work your way up if needed. Too much and too soon can cause diarrhea and other detox symptoms.
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I just drop a dollop in the food, or sometimes I let them lick off the spoon. All 3 of my dogs would chew your face off for it. They love it. It does has some decent calories, so be sure to watch. Pula will get ~1-1.5 Tablespoons when I give it. There is some already in her Nature's Variety food.
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I usually heat some meat and broth to put over my dogs dry food so I scoop some coconut oil into that. It melts and I pour it onto their food. They love it and you can see it in their coats. It is expensive so I rotate with olive oil one day and coconut the next. They eat their food right up. Of course it is excellent to cook with and to eat it myself. That is why I buy it in the first place.. lol
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Thanks everybody for the dosage and application ....I'm going to see if he'll eat it just because he might like it (not mix it in anything)...and we'll go from there.

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I seriously busted out laughing about how coconut oil is like crack cocaine for dogs. That's so true. My puppy will come running when she hears the jar open. I run the jar under warm water. A little bit will begin to melt. I pour what's melted over her morning meal. I probably give her about a tablespoon a day.
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We started out with 1/2 teaspoon and worked our way up to 2 tablespoons. One in the morning and one in the afternoon. Took us about 2 weeks to get there.

Izzy would eat the whole jar if she had thumbs.
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Extra virgin coconut oil - Vitacost Vitcost has great prices. I warm about a Tbls with the AM food. They go crazy because the warming brings out the fragrance.

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Does it have to be the extra virgin coconut oil? My mom gave me a jar for Christmas and it just says coconut oil. Would it be ok to use that up first then get the EVCO?

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This is my 2nd week using it. I give 1 tablespoon a day and Bella loves it. I bought it at the pet store where I buy her food although it's expensive. A little jar was just under $11. Since I read that it's healthy for us to take (increases metabolism=weight loss!) I went to the Vitamin Store and picked up a large jar for myself for the same price! I'll buy Bella's there from now on. Important is that it's EXTRA Virgin and is cold pressed. Since I started her on the raw diet 3 weeks ago and added the coconut oil her coat is so shiny and soft. No more dandruff!
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yep I use, it helps with dozens of things. I used it to help with Odin dry skin and re grow his hair after a allergic reaction. it helps with the immune system and and their digestion. Those are only some of the things that they help with, during the summer you can put the oil in ice trays and freeze them and give it to them to lick or eat.

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Coconut Oil Good or bad?

Hello! I just became aware of using coconut oil as a food supplement for dog. Although I find this interesting, I always been told that saturated fat are not good for your health. Now, I do not know if what is not good for humans might be good for animals, but I would tend to be cautious.

This is a link to a site that talk about the good and the bad fats ..for humans:
Fat Comparison Chart: Saturated, Monounsaturated, Polyunsaturated and Trans Fatty Acids

The fact that our dogs do love the taste of it do not necessary mean it is good for them. Look at us humans, don't we love and crave the taste of the things that are bad for us, like junk food??? Also, I tend to doubt of the impartiality of the websites that proclaim the benefit of something while they make their living by selling us the same thing???

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New studies confirmed that coconut oil is a good cholesterol.
I didn't use coconut oil for my dogs... but I will start using for us and dogs. There are many benefits of doing it.

Here is a video about coconut oil. Please be patient with the advertisement before the video.
Coconut Oil Touted as Alzheimer's Remedy - CBN TV - Video


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New studies confirmed that coconut oil is a good cholesterol.
I didn't use coconut oil for my dogs... but I will start using for us and dogs. There are many benefits of doing it.

Here is a video about coconut oil. Please be patient with the advertisement before the video.
Coconut Oil Touted as Alzheimer's Remedy - CBN TV - Video
Hello! This is indeed a very interesting video. In light of this new information, I think I will push further my search of information for coconut oil.


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I pour extra virgin olive oil over her evo........
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coconut oil is a good fat it actually helps people loose weight by making the fat cells long and thin rather than round and plump. Just like there is bad and good cholesterol it is the same for fat and coconut oil is the good kind.

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