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Old April 7th, 2009, 11:08 AM
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Question Coconut Oil

Hi everyone, I read a thread about Coconut Oil being used to help with dry skin. Are some of you still using it and how long before you see any change? Sasha has such dry skin this spring she looks like she could use a dandruff shampoo. I have been giving the oil to Sasha for about one week now, I am giving her just under a tablespoon. Sasha weighs about 60 pounds.

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Old April 7th, 2009, 12:36 PM
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I'm not sure about exactly how much you are supposed to give. I usually just take a spoonful and let each of the cats, the ones that like it, give a few licks until they get tired.

If your dog has dry skin, maybe you can have a look for some conditioning shampoo, just to help things along.
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Fish oil supplements are very good for the coat, too, patti. At least, we've always had very good results with them. Cass used to get a very dry, itchy coat every winter but if we start supplementing in, say, November, and continue till spring, she no longer has the problem.
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Patti, do a search on the forum for coconut oil .....there are lots of threads discussing it and the recommended dosage. I would do it for you but have an appt and in a hurry right now.

I also use salmon oil which works great for us. Just remember if the brand you choose doesn't have Vitamin E included then you have to supplement it as well. I give both my boys (yellow lab & sibe) a 1000mg salmon oil with both morning and evening meals and a 400mg vit e three times a week.
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Thanks for your replys. I got the original info on pets.ca from reading some of the threads that were posted. I am giving Sasha sardines again hoping that they would also help. Looks like I should invest in some fish oil again. I was giving her Cod Liver Oil before but I am concerned that it may be too fatty.

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Old April 7th, 2009, 04:36 PM
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PB I used the pure coconut oil for a month or so and didnt notice much of a difference with Winston. I honestly dont think I gave it enough of a chance! He would eat it right off the spoon so I never had to worry he didnt like it but I would forget it but I have heard many good things about it. Maybe a salmon oil or herring oil might work better for your gal!

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Well, the coconut oil does not seem to be working so I bought some Salmon Oil capsules after only one week; I have seen a change already in Sasha's skin, there is a lot less flaking. Thank you for all of your great advise. pbp
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Coconut Oil

Here's a link telling the benefits of coconut oil for dogs and cats. It's from Only Natural Pet Store

It includes dosage info and suggests starting with 1/4 to 1/2 tsp per 10 lbs. I just started Emma on it yesterday (4/19/09) to treat a yeast infection. I'll let you know if there's any improvement.

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A little off topic,but I use the Pure Coconut-oil for myself,removes brown-spots(yeah,I am old)
I use it as bathoil ,it cured a nail-fungus I had and is a great after-shower moisturizer,absorbs quickly,so no greasy mess

Of my 3 cats,only Vinnie likes it,but Vinnie likes anything,just like Mikey
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Here's a link telling the benefits of coconut oil for dogs and cats. It includes dosage info and suggests starting with 1/4 to 1/2 tsp per 10 lbs. I just started Emma on it yesterday (4/19/09) to treat a yeast infection. I'll let you know if there's any improvement.

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I had no idea that it is good fpor so many things. Thanks for the info. Sasha liks the taste gobbles it off of the spoon very quickly.

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A little off topic,but I use the Pure Coconut-oil for myself,removes brown-spots(yeah,I am old)
I use it as bathoil ,it cured a nail-fungus I had and is a great after-shower moisturizer,absorbs quickly,so no greasy mess

Of my 3 cats,only Vinnie likes it,but Vinnie likes anything,just like Mikey
Thanks Chico, I did not think of using it as a moisturizer, maybe I will give it a try on my "age" spots too, not saying that I am old or anything pbp
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Just read this pbpatti, i use salmon oil too for yogi, i.m releuctant[god wish i could spell long words] to use anything diferent as yogi flares up so easy i can,t use malaseb/epi sothe shampoo and he even reacted to primrose oil so i think i best stick to the salmon oil, thanks though for the thought
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A little off topic,but I use the Pure Coconut-oil for myself,removes brown-spots(yeah,I am old)
I use it as bathoil ,it cured a nail-fungus I had and is a great after-shower moisturizer,absorbs quickly,so no greasy mess

Of my 3 cats,only Vinnie likes it,but Vinnie likes anything,just like Mikey
I never knew that it was good for the stuff you mentioned, Chico, and as a fellow "senior" I will def give it a try.

None of my two cats will eat it but the dogs love it. I haven't bought any in a while since it is so expensive so I just use salmon oil for the boys but I will give them a taste out of the next jar I buy for "myself".
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Our Golden Bailey (R.I.P.) had very dry skin and severe hots spots when she was younger.

For 14 years, we gave her doggy treats with Organic Zinc. They're called Zinpro, Beryle Nutraceuticals, Skin & Coat Formula.... http://www.lincolnbiotech.com/

Two of these little heart shaped snacks a night really did help control the dry skin not to mention they made her coat very soft and shiny.

We've continued these treats with Gryphon and they have the same effect with him as well.
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Rainbow,you have to be diligent and put it on every night,I had a large "age"spot on my hand and it's now hardly visibleand my toe is definitely ready for sandals
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Rainbow,you have to be diligent and put it on every night,I had a large "age"spot on my hand and it's now hardly visibleand my toe is definitely ready for sandals
LOL, I can be diligent when I need to be ....so how long did it take for you to notice any results?
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Rainbow,with the age-spot,probably a week,it still there,but hardly visible,gets lighter every day.
My toe took a little longer,but it's now nice and pinkI still put the oil on every night though.
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Bumping up this older topic, because I'm searching this forum for yeast infection suggestions. Can anyone confirm that coconut oil works for yeast infections in dogs?

I have it in the house, because it's the only thing I'll put on my face or body. If it helps Bodhi, I'd be happy to give it to her. (she does lick my legs and arms every time I've applied coconut oil... perhaps her way of saying she likes/licks it a lot?
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