Coconut Oil

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Coconut Oil

Post by wobble.gob » 25 Apr 2014, 18:34

Hi everyone,

I'm thinking of adding coconut oil to Ozzy's diet after reading about of the positive effects it has (I may even try it myself!)

Does anyone else give their doods coconut oil? Ozzy LOVES it and will it it off a spoon, it's just I'm not sure how much to give him and how often?

Debs and Ozzy xxx
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Post by beeeerock » 25 Apr 2014, 18:42

We do. Bodhi gets a blob of it on a teaspoon when we think about it. Sometimes that's daily, other times not. It doesn't seem to impact what comes out the other end thankfully...

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Post by Bid » 26 Apr 2014, 21:13

Mine all get a teaspoon every 2 or three days too - I add it to their food and it always gets devoured :D
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Post by Liz!! » 26 Apr 2014, 23:59

It tastes quite sweet.

It doesn't have any bad effects on us - it is the only oil that does not hydrogenate and therefore is the only safe oil to cook with.

I haven't thought of giving it to Lola though - why would I? Do tell!
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Post by Bid » 27 Apr 2014, 08:11

I started feeding it on my vets advice when Daisy was on a rabbit-only diet, as rabbit is very lean and dogs need fat for energy. I found her coat improved so much, as well as her general sense of well-being that I continued. I am also using it on her elbows which are starting to develop calluses. THis give some info on it ... http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/th ... conut-oil/
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Re: Coconut Oil

Post by Helen & Rigby » 27 Apr 2014, 09:50

Is there a particular one, and where do you buy it? Would be this be as well a salmon oil?
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Post by Bid » 27 Apr 2014, 10:46

It has to be the organic virgin stuff - I get it from Tescos - the groovy food brand one, but I expect you can get it from health food shops etc. I give it 3 times a week and don't feed fish oil on those days so as not to overload them with fat. (I've recently discussed Daisy's fat intake with the vet so I'm pretty sure this level isn't excessive.)
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Re: Coconut Oil

Post by Helen & Rigby » 27 Apr 2014, 20:10

Ah, I've never been able to find it in there! Do you still give the vit e 3x a week? I'll stop asking questions now :D
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Post by Bid » 27 Apr 2014, 20:51

I do :D
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Post by Helen & Rigby » 27 Apr 2014, 21:37

Thanks Bid :D
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Re: Coconut Oil

Post by ClareV » 27 Apr 2014, 22:06

Apparently if you have a Costco account you can buy it much cheaper... I get mine from Holland and Barrett when they have a BOGOF1pence!! One tsp a day when I remember. V good for their skin condition, topically and if you feed it to them.

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Re: Coconut Oil

Post by wobble.gob » 28 Apr 2014, 09:57

Yes I got mine from Holland & Barratt - I also got some coconut oil shampoo and conditioner for me and it's so nice!!

Ozzy to eat it off the spoon, I am gradually introducing it to him - I can't wait to see the benefits of it.
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Re: Coconut Oil

Post by Niandsa » 28 Apr 2014, 10:54

I recently bought 3 jars from Amazon. No idea how it compares pricewise with other places though.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B006 ... UTF8&psc=1

I have tried cooking with it but it tastes strongly of sweet coconut and doesn't add anything to most dishes I cook. :( You can get a tasteless version but it loses most of it's health benefits. The dogs however love it added to their dinner and always eat it first before any of the meat! :D
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Re: Coconut Oil

Post by Lara and Shaun » 28 Apr 2014, 18:34

Hi Bid how long before you noticed a difference? I have one itchy dood at the moment all red underneath :-( I want to try something natural before I get chemicals from the vet!!
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Post by Bid » 28 Apr 2014, 22:19

I don't know - I just sort of noticed that she was looking good, and people started to comment on how happy she was.

Do you think your doods itchiness could be a seasonal thing ? Daisy's sister Raggle starts to itch about now and it lasts all summer.
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