Hi Paul, I'm not familiar with the coconut oil pills, so don't know how many milligrams to give, most members use the Coconut Oil in a plastic tub from the Health store or from Costco. Costco has a big tub of it, and I think it's about $9.99. Most use a Tbsp. or 2 on top of the kibble. It will definitely help with Dooleys dry skin and shedding. Coconut oil is an excellent source of Omega Fatty Acids. Many EB's are allergic to both chicken and salmon, which if they are allergic to salmon, the salmon oil doesn't always agree with them. I took Blossom off salmon oil, and switched her to cod liver oil, and she does well on this, but once both are gone, I'm going to try the coconut oil, so they can both be on the same kind.