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    I give a full spoon and just add to her food, she LOVES it! Costco has a huge container for only 15 bucks (5 times bigger than the store size)

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    I think my guys get about 2 teaspoons to a tablespoon once a day. They love it. I used to use the salmon oil but have moved over to the extra virgin coconut oil. It seems pricey at first but it last quite a while too. You don't need to soften it up. I just scoop it out with a knife like I would peanut butter. Just put it in and they'll gobble it up.
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    I was told by my vet to NEVER use it.

    I was at the time and Otis loved it, ate his food like there was no tomorrow.

    The sugars in the coconut are not good per my vet and it adds calories that he should not have. I no longer use it. He did say the salmon oil is the best to use.
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    I give it to Ace, he is 16 wks old. I started out with about 1/4 of a teaspoon and the gradually increased to about one teaspoon a day. As he gets older I may increase a bit. You don't need to try and liquefy it just put some on a dish and they will eat it up. It tastes pretty good and I take it too. Its also really good on your skin and I have read you can use it on some skin problems with your dog as a topical as well. You want to use the unrefined and cold pressed. I have noticed that it does seem to ramp up the energy level soon after he takes it and have read that it does lend itself to increase in metabolism. I bought mine from Vitacost where I buy all my vitamins. I purchased Nature's Way EfaGold its about 9 dollars for 16oz from vitacost

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    Quote Originally Posted by LynnA View Post
    I was told by my vet to NEVER use it.

    I was at the time and Otis loved it, ate his food like there was no tomorrow.

    The sugars in the coconut are not good per my vet and it adds calories that he should not have. I no longer use it. He did say the salmon oil is the best to use.
    First time I've ever heard that!!

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    I use the grizzly salmon oil for all my dogs except Bella who is allergic to salmon. So I'm considering giving her the coconut oil instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kazzy220 View Post
    I use the grizzly salmon oil for all my dogs except Bella who is allergic to salmon. So I'm considering giving her the coconut oil instead.
    That's why I started using it too. Emma's face was always pink and I suspected the salmon oil. Once I took her off of it her face pinkness went away. She just had a sensitivity to it. After I finished the salmon oil I had for the other two I just switched them over to the coconut oil. They're coats are as nice as they were on the salmon oil too.

    I've never heard that either @LynnA. I have to take Emma back to the vet on the 2nd and will ask my vet then what he thinks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeannieCO View Post
    That's why I started using it too. Emma's face was always pink and I suspected the salmon oil. Once I took her off of it her face pinkness went away. She just had a sensitivity to it. After I finished the salmon oil I had for the other two I just switched them over to the coconut oil. They're coats are as nice as they were on the salmon oil too.

    I've never heard that either @LynnA. I have to take Emma back to the vet on the 2nd and will ask my vet then what he thinks.
    Please let me know if they agree, I'd be interested in another opinion. My vet has much experience with EB's so I really take his word for it - Otis was putting on the lbs between the oil and the high protein kibble I was giving him. He's not at his ideal weight yet but certainly those two changes have helped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LynnA View Post
    Please let me know if they agree, I'd be interested in another opinion. My vet has much experience with EB's so I really take his word for it - Otis was putting on the lbs between the oil and the high protein kibble I was giving him. He's not at his ideal weight yet but certainly those two changes have helped.
    Same here, mine just about only sees bullys and that's what he's known for, his bully experience. Sounds like between our vets it'll be an even comparison. I haven't seemed to have any weight issues but my guys are on a 26% protein based food right now. I'll report back in a few weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeannieCO View Post
    Same here, mine just about only sees bullys and that's what he's known for, his bully experience. Sounds like between our vets it'll be an even comparison. I haven't seemed to have any weight issues but my guys are on a 26% protein based food right now. I'll report back in a few weeks.
    Thats the perfect protein percentage, he asked me to change to 26% or under, which I did - currently at 24%. Excited to hear, always interested in what other vets say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LynnA View Post
    I was told by my vet to NEVER use it.

    I was at the time and Otis loved it, ate his food like there was no tomorrow.

    The sugars in the coconut are not good per my vet and it adds calories that he should not have. I no longer use it. He did say the salmon oil is the best to use.

    That's what I was about to post about. Coconut oil can add up to 140 calories per tablespoon. It's great if you are trying to put weight on your dog, but nosomuch if you're trying to maintain a healthy weight or lose some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twice View Post
    That's what I was about to post about. Coconut oil can add up to 140 calories per tablespoon. It's great if you are trying to put weight on your dog, but nosomuch if you're trying to maintain a healthy weight or lose some.
    Yup, exactly. Salmon Oil is much better all around for skin and coat.
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