Tuesday, July 2, 2013

COCONUT OIL

Nutiva Coconut Oil Organic Ext Virgin

Coconut oil for dogs (and people) is often called a miracle in a jar. "Virgin" (or unrefined) coconut oil helps to support and maintain overall health in both humans and dogs. Coconut oil contains Lauric acid, which is a medium chain fatty acid that is also found in mother's milk. Lauric acid is the substance that prevents infants from getting viral, bacterial and protozoan infections, and those same benefits seem to apply to dogs as well.

Benefits of Coconut Oil for Dogs

The advantages of giving your dog coconut oil are far-reaching:
  • Reduces risk of cancers
  • Improves digestion and addresses digestive disorders
  • Promotes normal thyroid function 
  • Prevents and treats yeast and fungal infections
  • Helps balance metabolism for a healthy weight
  • Relieves arthritis
  • Supports healthy skin and coat
Applied topically coconut oil can:
  • Disinfect cuts
  • Improve skin and coat condition
  • Speed wound healing
  • Deodorize
  • Clear up rashes
  • The best part? Dogs love the taste of coconut oil! Unlike other "good for you" remedies, most dogs will readily eat their daily dose, mine included. I've been using coconut oil for years - since Sumner was still with us - and I've seen the benefits firsthand. (I've also seen how quickly the dogs go off the rails when I run out.) A local vet was so impressed by the change in one of our coconut customers that he's now a believer in coconut oil for dogs, too!
Dosing is easy: give one teaspoon per ten pounds of body weight, or one tablespoon per thirty pounds. Work up to the suggested dosing amount gradually, as the detoxification process can trigger flu-like symptoms in dogs that start off on the full dose right away. 1/4 tsp for every 10 lbs. starting out.

This is Stella's Momma:
My daughter has been using coconut oil for awhile for her family and has been after me to try it.  She has always had a problem with roseca and has found by putting the oil directly on her skin it is helping with the heat and redness.  She also uses it as cooking oil instead of what she had been buying.  As with all new products you do have to introduce this slowly to your body because it begins to help get rid of toxins, if you use to much to fast, you could feel like you were coming down with the flu.   Then last week when I was talking about Gussie and his itchies one of my friends on here mentioned that she gives her little doxin's coconut chips in their food and not only has their coat improved but the itchies has went away.  I didn't want to start giving Gus predisone if i could help it and decided to go buy the oil and start giving it to them. Oh they love the taste of it, even Dietzy.  I rubbed it in their coats, and tonight I am going to put it in their rinse water after their bathes.  You melt 3 tbl to one cup of warm water, and then put it in their rinse water, and leave on the skin, and towel dry.  All the pugs coats are good, but maggie is shedding a bunch and I thought maybe this could help, plus they smell good.  There is alot of information out there on coconut oil and your pets, and all the uses.  

I also have put it in Dietzy's ears cos we fight the ear mites with him.  We have always gotten med's from the vet but by the time we get one ear done, he is out the door, mad and hissing.  I know it burns his ears and hurts him.  It seemed we never could get a good handle on it.  On Sunday i melted some of the oil, (it comes solid, looks like crisco) and put drops in Dietzy's ears. He didn't take off running and growling, and it didn't hurt him. Hopefully, it will start to smother the ear mites.

As with every product, you will read good and bad reviews but so far I haven't seen any negative reviews. Some of you asked about this when I mentioned it yesterday, so I thought today's post would give you a little information.  I purchased it at Hy-Vee in the health food section, but I read you could buy it at Costco also.  Probably you could go online and it would tell you.  Make sure you buy the UnRefined or Extra Virgin kind, or you will not be getting the product you are looking for.  It cost me $20.00 but since I give such a small amount it will last for awhile.

Last night I stir fried chicken and veg. in it for our supper and I really liked the coconut flavor.
Have a good Tuesday.
Deb

22 comments:

  1. Good information to have. Natural remedies are best whenever we have the option!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
    Ambassadors of Love

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  2. I'm going to have to chat with Wiggs' vet to see if it's allowed - she runs such a tight ship with him but I think this could really help him!

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  3. Let us know how Dietzman's ears are! Cinderella and Scribbles both have ear problems, and we're always on the lookout for new solutions.

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  4. Hiya Stella and gang.
    My Mommy is a firm believer in coconut oil. She started using it over a year ago and regularly gives it to me in my dinner. She has not put it topically on me because she doesn't think I need it. She will not hesitate should the need arise. Thanks for getting the word out.
    Love Noodles

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  5. Hey, this is great information. I just read about coconut oil two weeks ago... and I'm glad someone I know is using it. I saw it at the commissary yesterday, and will make a point to buy some and start off easy with it.

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  6. Jan buys it but forgets to give it to us or take it herself. Kinda hit or miss, usually miss. But she's heard such wonderful things about it too.

    You must live in a colder climate than we do. (Hot & humid) Cause ours is solid in the cold months and liquid in the warm.

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  7. Thanks for the information Deb!
    Might need to use it to help my pugs and their itchies.
    Much Love,
    Mama Mindy

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  8. Do give us a cat...dog...human update, we would be really interested to know how you got on. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  9. Thanks for sharing this, I will have to look into it! :)

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  10. Mrs. Master uses it in her ears for eczema. She's weird!

    Nora

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  11. That stuff is awesome
    Snorts,
    Benny & Lily

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  12. We bought the same brand Nutiva at Costco last week. We do love the taste. Mom is excited to see what it does for us.
    And we are glad to see that Noodles uses it, she always looks fabulous!
    hugs
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

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  13. Howdy Deb, I've read a few blogs regarding the coconut oil and it all sounds positive. Keep us updated on the outcome in a couple of weeks. No worries, and love, Carol
    (and Stella and Rory)

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  14. We been using just plain old Wesson oil on our food for years, may have to do the old switcheroo to coconut oil, thanks!

    The Mad Scots

    Pees; Got you on our reader list now, don't know how we missed you, thought we did it a long time ago, will blame it on brain damage, no google, yea thats it!

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  15. One of our Lady's human clients swears by it for people. Lady will have to pick some up, it sounds great. Lee and Phod

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  16. I think we might try it sometime!
    love
    tweedles

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  17. We are so getting some of that, we have heard all round the blogs what marvelous stuff it is.. :) xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  18. We used it ocassionally but primarily use fish oil. Mom uses coconut flour for a lot of our treats, its grain free and high protein. She also uses coconut butter for her skin

    urban hounds

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  19. Mama bought a jar of this for us yesterday. At first we weren't sure but when she opened the jar this morning we lined up begging for a taste.

    Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster, Liberty & Whitney

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  20. Mama has learned about all of the good things that coconut oil does, mainly on Pinterest (BOL!). Also Daddy is on Paleo diet and he says it is good for cooking with. Our jar gotted empty, but when we gets some more I will demand it in my bowl with my foodstuffs!

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