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    Default Re: FAQ: Coconut Oil Q's

    Now I have a use for the coconut oil I thought I didn't need, lol. Who would've thunk?

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    Abraham loves the taste! I tried putting some on his dry nose and he walked around all day licking his nose like a mad man! Drove me nuts!

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    Daisy loves her coconut oil! Just like everyone else we do about a tablespoon in her food at night. She eats that first before her kibble lol And after I get her dried off I take some and rub it all over her body. It makes her so nice and fluffy! I love it She isn't found of it when I rub it on her face lol She will find a blanket and try to rub it off lol

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    We use Nature's Way extra virgin coconut oil and give Mabel about a teaspoon occasionally on her food. Her coat is luxurious since we started! Saturday she started running when I came after her nose, but she was pleasantly surprised when she realized it was coconut oil instead of her Biobalm. She spent a long time licking her nose.




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    Default Re: FAQ: Coconut Oil Q's

    So now that you've used coconut oil for months now what's the verdict? Are you still using it ? How long until you saw results? If not? What was your reason for stopping?
    Who rescued who?

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    AS a new owner I have wondered about the coconut oil also, Vikinggirl did a great job explaining the use of the oil. Thanks.

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    Bumping a relatively older thread.
    Let me first introduce myself before telling a story.
    My name is Raghu. I live in India currently. I lived in the US for 9 year between 1994-2003.
    I have a 6 year Boxer and a 1 year old Bulldog.
    My qualification for writing this story, I hail from South India the land of coconuts.
    Now for the story telling.

    In our mythology, the coconut palm or tree is called "Kalpa-Vriksha". It loose translates to wish fulfilling tree or tree of eternal life.
    Why is this? Every part of the coconut tree has or has had a use for mankind.
    The fruit:
    Tender coconut water is very good in cooling the human body just like eating raw cucumber
    Coconut fruit or the meaty portion of it is used extensively in cooking. Many in India are vegetarian and coconut is a source of healthy fat
    Dried coconut meat is also used in cooking; but the main use is in extracting oil
    The leaves:
    We used to make thatched roofing out of it until modern materials came about. Even now it is used on top of cement roofs to buffer heat from the sun
    The stem:
    We still make brooms from the dried stems. Long lasting and environment friendly as compared to plastic brooms
    The Nut and Husk:
    The Nut shell is an excellent source of heat when burned. It was used in fireplaces for cooking and heating water. Now it is slowly giving way to modern appliances.
    The husk is used in making coir. The stuff you see in mattresses; it is a breathable yet firm material unlike poly-fill or synthetics
    The Trunk:
    Used as firewood or fancy furniture; the tree is never harvested; it is always allowed to die a natural death (40-60 years)
    Shade:
    Every house used to have 1 or 2 trees for shade and all of the above; my parents' house still has 2 of them.

    Coconut Oil usage
    There are 2 varieties; edible/cooking and hair oil
    Internal consumption
    Coconut oil is rich in Omega-6 fatty acids; though no Omega-3 fatty acids are present; there are other fatty acid chains that are beneficial to human and canine.
    A tsp of edible coconut oil ingested a day is generally considered beneficial to both humans and dogs. It is claimed to aid in reducing arthritic pain but no sufficient studies have proven this. Older EBs have such pains; so no harm in experimenting. Edible flaxseed oil is a good substitute.
    For dogs you can alternate fish oil and coconut oil.
    External applications:
    We in India, use this for our hair and body. It hydrates the hair and skin and keeps it shiny and soft.

    Apply generous amounts of oil on human hair and body or on your dogs body.
    Soak for 30-60 mins. In fact for humans we let it soak overnight (protect your pillows and sheets though).
    Humans have to have a hot shower followed by mild shampoo/soap. Normally, conditioner is not required.
    Scalp is moisturized and hair gets a shine.
    For dogs use warm water to rinse and shampoo off. Again the skin is moisturized and coat is shiny.
    Repeat every 3-4 weeks.
    Soaking in oil helps kill ticks and their eggs as these pests breathe via exoskeleton. Oil suffocates them to death.

    Coconut oil is also great in topical application like insect bites. Just rub a wee bit on a bite or rash and it reduces itchiness and flakiness.

    Where can you get coconut oil?
    In the US/UK/Canada any Indian grocery store will have it. Stores like Costco also carry it. Choose the correct variety cooking or hair oil.

    As any practical person would do, experiment with small amounts with your dog at first. If there are no side effects, go for the above regimen.
    Hope this info helps.

    Cheers,
    Raghu

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannah View Post
    I use coconut oil on my bullies. I give them 1 T in their food. I also use it for dry noses, in their folds and also rub it on dry patches on the skin. Works great!
    Do you use regular coconut oil from the grocery store? or is there a specific kind from the pet store?

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    I am a firm believer in CO. Didn't know they have powder. Maybe cause I didn't look as I rather have it the natural way.

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    Any grocery store but make sure its organic.

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    You forgot one Raghu..... Dentist!!! A dentist told me once that if you gargle/swishing CO 5mins if you can in you mouth like a teaspoon, your teeth will get really white, kills gingivitis and no more cavities either!!! Ask Hawaiian's or in India the do this n works. Dentist wont lke you anymore lolll

    Oh and yes my teeth are much whiter and dont need to spend on whiteners.

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    Has anyone used coconut oil for their Bullys eye folds? Tank has a yeast infection in his left eye fold. I've been cleaning and wiping dry 2x/day but I read CO will help since it's a anti fungal?

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