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Old July 31st, 2008, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Brika View Post
So if I wanted to give some to Carly who weighs 100lbs and probably a bit more, how much would I give her? And would it be safe to give some to baby Cat after he recently had problems with crystals in his urine? It sounds like really good stuff, I was reading someplace that a dog actually stopped smelling so bad after they started getting the Coconut Oil.
I would start Carly off with about a teaspoon a day. If it gives her diarrhea then cut back and start with less then gradually increase to 3 or so tablespoons per day.

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Solid or liquid coconut oil can be added to food at any meal or given between meals. The optimum dose for dogs is about 1 teaspoon per 10 pounds of body weight daily, or 1 tablespoon per 30 pounds. These are general guidelines, as some dogs need less and others more.

But donít start with these amounts. Instead, introduce coconut oil a little at a time in divided doses. Because coconut oil kills harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites, yeasts, and fungi, the burden of removing dead organisms can trigger symptoms of detoxification. Headaches, fatigue, diarrhea, and flu-like symptoms are common in humans who consume too much too fast, and similar symptoms can occur in dogs.

Even in healthy dogs, large amounts of coconut oil can cause diarrhea or greasy stools while the body adjusts. Start with small amounts, such as ľ teaspoon per day for small dogs or puppies and 1 teaspoon for large dogs. Gradually increase the amount every few days. If your dog seems tired or uncomfortable or has diarrhea, reduce the amount temporarily.
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