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    Just wondering if anyone has used coconut oil with their bully.... If so, how, how much, and any specific kind?

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    Default Re: Coconut oil

    Yes, plenty here do. I think @bullmama and @Vikinggirl use it.
    Have you tried doing a search? There's plenty of info. here on it.


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    Default Re: Coconut oil

    Hi Jessica, we give our guys 1 Tbsp. of coconut oil on the evening kibble every other day. I buy the Nuvita, organic virgin oil from Costco. It's $25.00 for a 2 quart tub.

    Coconut Oil V Fish Oils


    They both are better your dogs health so which do you use for your pet and why?
    Tell us your experience with oils. Here is a comparison of the top 2 used for bulldogs.




    COCONUT OIL
    Coconut oil consists of more than 90% saturated fats, with traces of few unsaturated fatty acids, such as monounsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Most of the saturated fats in coconut oil are Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs). The main component (more than 40%) of MCTs is lauric acid, followed by capric acid, caprylic acid, myristic acid and palmitic. Coconut oil also contains about 2% linoleic acid (polyunsaturated fatty acids) and about 6% oleic acid (monounsaturated fatty acids). Coconut oil is higher in Lauric acid than most foods. The only other abundant source found in nature is breast milk. Lauric acid plays a large role in keeping infants from getting viral, bacterial and protozoal infections.
    In much the same way, coconut oil can help your dog with specific ailments and contribute to overall health. Capric and caprylic acid have similar properties and are best known for their anti-fungal effects.


    BENEFITS


    Clears up skin conditions such as eczema, flea allergies, contact dermatitis, and itchy skin
    Reduces allergic reactions and improves skin health
    Can also help protect your dog against skin cancer and reduce age spots
    Makes coats become sleek and glossy, and deodorizes doggy odor
    Prevents and treats yeast and fungal infections, including candida
    Disinfects cuts and promotes wound healing
    Applied topically, promotes the healing of cuts, wounds, hot spots, dry skin and hair, bites and stings
    Improves digestion and nutrient absorption
    Aids healing of digestive disorders like inflammatory bowel syndrome and colitis
    Reduces or eliminates bad breath in dogs
    Aids in elimination of hairballs and coughing
    Immune System, Metabolic Function, Bone Health such as preventing osteoporosis
    Contains powerful antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal agents that prevent infection and disease
    Regulates and balance insulin and promotes normal thyroid function
    Helps prevent or control diabetes
    Helps reduce weight, increases energy
    Aids in arthritis or ligament problems




    VS




    FISH OIL
    Has omega3 fatty acids and these omega-3 fatty acids come in more than one form. The types found in fish, called DHA and EPA, seem to have the strongest health benefits. It is said that the omega 3 are fragile and likely wont survive in bags of kibble or maybe rancid before adding it so giving it yourself maybe a better option. Krill oil and whole fish also provide EPA and DHA that may be better absorbed, providing similar benefits in smaller doses.


    BENEFITS
    Reducing inflammation due to conditions such as arthritis, allergies, and inflammatory bowel disease.
    Regulating the immune system, boosting those that are suppressed and calming overactive immune systems for dogs with allergies or autoimmune diseases.
    Aiding in mental development of fetuses and puppies, and improving cognitive function in older dogs.
    Lowering blood pressure and triglycerides.
    Providing support for dogs with kidney disease, heart disease, and cancer.
    Promoting weight loss in overweight dogs.
    Decreased shedding
    Adds moisture to dry, irritated skin
    May be used to enhance your pet's appetite by adding an appealing fish flavor
    Reduced Joint Discomfort
    Renewed Energy
    Keeping Blood Triglycerides in Check
    LEARN A LESSON FROM YOUR DOG, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS YOU, KICK SOME GRASS OVER THAT AND MOVE ON.

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    Default Re: Coconut oil

    I use the Costco kind for my pug, Frenchie and Bulldog. They LOVE it.

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    Default Re: Coconut oil

    I also use the Kirkland Signature kind from Costco. I give mine a teaspoon or tablesoon with their food 1-2 times a day.

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    Default Re: Coconut oil

    I use the extra-virgin CO from Trader Joe's. I rub some on Finn b/c he has itchy skin and I also put a tspn in his food once or twice a day.




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    We started using CO with Diesel about 2 weeks ago and already he seems less itchy and has less of that bulldog smell. He loves it! We give it to him right off the spoon about 3 times a week.


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    Taco LOVES it. Bed time treat over here, or desert. Funny about the "bulldog smell" lol, totally know it.

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    We use Nature's Way. Mabel loves it. It has so many uses for us too!




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    Default Re: Coconut oil

    Does anyone alternate between coconut oil and fish oil? Or is it best to just stick to one?

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    Default Re: Coconut oil

    Quote Originally Posted by Smashers View Post
    Does anyone alternate between coconut oil and fish oil? Or is it best to just stick to one?
    Not that I know of, but it is propably better to stick with one or the other....
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    Default Re: Coconut oil

    I feed Salmon Tunaili from Fromm and add 1 tbsp coconut oil on his food and on his cuts with a coconut soaked q-tip

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