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      Coconut oil

      I don't think I've coconut oil discussed here before. I've been cooking with it for about a year now and really like it, plus it has some good health benefits. We had to stop by the pet store yesterday for cat food for Clarence. While DW was getting the food, I was wondering around and saw coconut oil for dogs. Other than it being twice the cost, it looks like the same as the stuff I use at home.

      Was wondering if anyone here has used it, and was there any real benefits?? I figure I already have it on hand here, so I figured maybe giving then a plop with their food now and then.

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      We have a big jar of it from Costco, and yes, I do use it as a topper for Archie's food. I alternate it with salmon oil. He LOVES both of them. Not sure if I can point to any specific way he's benefited, though.

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      I use the stuff from Costco. I would not buy it at the pet store. Have you seen the canned pumkin at the pet stores??? Holy cow. It's the same thing, just twice the cost.

      Not sure I've seen any benefits, either. But they sure do like it!

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      Not a fan for myself. Cold it's like eating cold cream and warmed or for cooking I don't like tasting coconut in everything.

      Our new Vet did want me to feed it to Oban. Oban doesn't like it much either. He will eat all kinds of weird smelling and tasting TCM but he's not keen on the coconut oil, I have to hide it. Oban is on a very low fat diet and this Vet would like to see it added to help his skin and coat but the INternal Specialist Vet says, "Fat is FAT no matter what the source" and fat is not thought to be good for Lymphangiectasia so she said no to adding it. Even if is a medium chain triglyceride it's still fat. His coat is not good , I wish we could try it again.

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      We use virgin raw all natural coconut oil. Maverick loves it, Mia hates it. We do cook with it as well. I also use it as a hair healing mask and as a rough skin softener for myself.

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      We tried it, I like just adding a fish oil capsule (or a squirt depending on what I have).
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      Quote Originally Posted by Snowshoe View Post
      Not a fan for myself. Cold it's like eating cold cream and warmed or for cooking I don't like tasting coconut in everything.
      Hmm that's odd, I absolutely hate Coconut. The smell the taste and everything about it. However, I use coconut oil and have never once tasted coconut flavor in anything. Maybe try a different brand? I use it a lot of grilling as it has a much higher smoke point than other oils and can take high temperatures longer. I also use it to lube pans and cookie sheets and stuff like that. The oil is healthier for you. However I find it odd you can taste it. I have never tasted coconut in the oils I use.

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      I buy the big jars from Costco. Tux gets it daily. He is on a number of supplements to combat allergies, and I think I finally got the balance right b/c within the past year I have noticed remarkable improvement. Can't say this is solely due to coconut oil, but it is in our regime which is working well, so I'll leave it in there. I can't give it to Cabo b/c it tends to give him soft poop and he had to have his anal glands expressed for the first time ever when he was getting it.

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      big fan of coconut oil for myself. love to cook with it. its also got a natural SPF (between 4-10) too it as well
      Never thought of giving the woofers some? They like anything though

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      Yep Sarah and Ginger both get coconut oil. I buy from the virgin coconut oil from the store it is way cheaper then the pet store. It helps to boost their immune system which helps with allergies, skin coat etc. plus they like it and so I use it for a healthy treat.
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