Adding coconut oil to your pet's diet is one of
the healthiest things you can do for your pet! Read below how other users
from The Coconut Diet Forums are using coconut oil for their
dogs, and horses! (others also give it their
birds) This is just a sample of the testimonies about
what coconut oil is doing for pets.
Actually, I give all
my animals Virgin Coconut Oil on their
food. The two most dramatic improvements to their health are:
Casey is a Chihuahua mix were given as a gift when she was young. Her hind
knees are a bit knobby and the vet said we would have to watch them as she
has a loose ligament in them and she may eventually need surgery. She was
hesitant to jump up on the couch or bed and we often assisted her by picking
her up. Even though she was a young dog, she acted much older. I began
putting Virgin Coconut Oil on her food and it was no time that she began
springing up onto everything! The vet was amazed.
Belkie is a long haired Chihuahua mix and he
was in very poor condition when we rescued him. You could feel every bone in
his body, he had several bad teeth that needed pulling and his coat was very
course. He cowered around and was very sad. After having him about a month
and having some dental work done, his health and attitude improved. However,
I still could not get him to stop itching. He did not have one flea on him,
but he still itched! I added Virgin Coconut Oil to his food and in no time,
he stopped itching and his coat is shiny, soft and bright. He is the
happiest little guy you ever saw!
My neighbor also has a female Doberman that
they adore. She became very ill and could not stand. Their vet said
Dobermans often develop "Wobblers" and there was not much they could do. It
was degenerative and she may have about a month to live. They were, of
course, crushed. I, of course, never give up and told him to add
Virgin Coconut Oil to her food. I sent
my neighbor home with a small jar of the precious oil. He was willing to try
anything. They were having to force feed her a liquid diet at the time. In
24 hours the dog was up! Over the course of the week she continued to
improve. He now puts it in her food daily. She no longer wobbles when she
walks and all is right with the world! My neighbor was amazed.
I have begun adding
Virgin/Expeller-pressed coconut oil (whichever I happen to have) to my dogs'
food several times a week. They are fed a combination of Canidae dry and
raw. I occasionally supplement with K-Zyme. They have been eating this way
for two months now and the results are nothing less than spectacular.
My purebred Bernese Mountain Dog is now growing in a lustrous, soft,
gorgeous coat. And I've never seen him scratch! I can't wait to see how it
looks when it has grown in completely!
My CollieX rescue lost the spare tire he was carrying around his middle and
has gained lots of energy. His coat is also shiny, soft and with no hint of
itchiness or flakes.
They are both in incredible weight and condition - enough so that I have
begun to take my Virgin Coconut Oil religiously again! They lost weight, so
I feed my dog a
tablespoon of Virgin Coconut Oil every morning and I put some in her food.
She loves it and her coat is shiny. The other day she got stung by a bee and
her mouth was swollen. I rubbed some Virgin Coconut Oil plus gave her a
tablespoon and within an hour the swelling had gone down and she was up and
make our own dog food. We were feeding him a very expensive canned lamb and
rice diet, the one our holistic vet recommended. But when his health turned
for the worse, we decided to make the food ourselves and we now spend much
less. We buy organic brown and long grain rice in bulk and cook a cup at a
time. To that we add cooked organically grown, ground lamb, or bison or
sometimes ground turkey. We cut up vegetables and add that to the meat and
sauté in coconut oil. We divide the mixture in half and freeze one part.
(He's a small dog; we feed him about 1 cup a day--divided into two meals.)
He's 12 and his health has greatly improved--soared actually! He has great
energy, a beautiful coat, shining eyes, and a great resistance to illness.
Cherie Calbom M.S. The Juice Lady
How much to give?
All of our dogs (6) get
coconut oil every day, and they line up to get it when they see me get the
jar of it out. Needless to say, their coats are sleek and shiny. The amount
of coconut oil I give my dogs is primarily based on the reason I am giving
it. I don't know of any other guide for doing it. One is quite overweight
with a known thyroid condition--about 90#, so he gets at least a couple of
Tbsp. Two of the others have some dry "dandruffy" skin and weigh less, so
they get about 3-4 tsp. per day. Another has absolutely nothing wrong with
her, so I give it preventatively and to keep her coat good--about 1-2 Tbsp.
as she is about 80#. The little one, about 20# gets at least a
teaspoon--often more. She has very dry skin and I adjust it to her
scratching. The outdoor dog (because she doesn't get along with one of the
others in the house, and she came last) gets about a Tbsp. just because she
is out in the weather.
I also give it as needed as the occasion(s) arise. For instance, a couple of
them recently had some parasites. My holistic vet recommended some other
stuff for them, but by the time he got it in the mail to me, I only needed
part of it because the coconut oil had already had a good headstart in
getting the problem resolved.
These amounts are all subject to change, of course, depending on needs, but
I just use common sense. I don't worry much about giving them too much, as
long as what I give seems reasonable. I am also in the process of making my
own dog food, as the more I read about the processed stuff, the more I'm not
willing to feed that stuff to my dogs. If I'm not willing to eat something,
I'm not willing to feed it to my dogs. I am using coconut oil in all of
Virgin Coconut Oil in
my kitty's homemade cat food, and her coat is gorgeous. Even the vet
commented on how beautiful it was! I also keep a glob (its cold in NY so it
stays hard) next to her food bowl, and she nibbles whenever she needs it.
Sometimes she doesn't touch it for a while.. then she will eat a lot the
next week. I believe she just eats it when her body needs it.
My testimonial is for
my beloved cat, Sara. Sara is over 13 years old and is absolutely spoiled
rotten!!! She's all black with green eyes rimmed in yellow, with a few stray
white hairs on her chest. For the past 3 years Sara had been coughing. She'd
stick her neck out close to the ground and cough, as if she had a fur ball.
Most of the time while in the house she would not produce anything. It kept
getting worse & worse. Once in a while we'd see some fur balls she had
coughed up on our deck outside. I had talked to the vet about it many times.
They ruled out any lung problems, tested her for thyroid disorders &
diabetes...nothing. They determined it was fur balls and gave me a tube of
hairball remedy. She licked it off the vet's finger while at the office. I
put it on my finger the next day and she would not lick it off. I then put
it in her dish - she left it there to rot. I then put it on her paw -- (so
she would lick it off) -- she flung it on the carpet and it stained! How
frustrating & her cough kept getting worse. I thought - what am I going to
do? Then I thought of coconut oil -- it could soothe her throat and improve
her fur. Why not? It's very healthy -- I use coconut oil in baking &
cooking. I first heated up the oil and mixed it in her food & she would eat
it. I noticed while she ate she would deliberately lick the coconut oil
first - then eat her food. So now every morning I clean her little bowl and
heat up a little coconut oil and I put about a teaspoon in her dish and she
licks it right away! She now looks for it every morning and I haven't heard
her cough in months! Her coat is absolutely beautiful -- so soft and shiny!
The coconut oil ended the fur ball coughing, what a relief! Sincerely,
a brilliant food for horses giving them extra energy and a shiny coat. I
would not hesitate to say that it would do wonders applied externally to the
skin of a horse also. In coconut communities coconut oil is a universal
treatment for human cuts, abrasions, skin infections of all kinds.
My horse had some kind of
irritation on it's face. The vet said it wasn't a fungus. I've been putting
Virgin Coconut Oil on it almost everyday and it is definitely clearing. My
friend's horse had a cyst on it's face. She has been putting Virgin Coconut
Oil on it and the cyst went away. My mare's face is 98% clear now. I also
use it on one of my horse's bald face to avoid sunburn. His white nose area
would be bright pink when he came in from the pasture. I was putting suntan
lotion on him but he would pull away. He loves the
Virgin Coconut Oil on his
face. They know what is good : ).
really do like the coconut oil! We are having to feed our horses hay cubes
to prepare them for a week at a Horse ranch where all they feed is hay
cubes. My daughters horse particularly, does not like the cubes! I suggested
to her to put some coconut oil on them to see if that would help him eat the
cubes and it worked! He started eating them. My only concern now is being
able to afford the coconut oil for both our horses and us!!
information is supplied by a user for horses. I have not had direct
experience. He told me that the horses in training for racing are fed
between 50 gram and 100 gram per day. They develop greater stamina for both
galloping and trotting races, and the shiny coat and general good health is
this with you as YOUR product REALLY worked wonderfully & I wanted you to
know! I am glad that you have looked further into the coconut oil...I AM NOT
attempting to SELL anything BUT please bear with me with one previous
instance which frightened me to death.....The other morning I awoke to lots
of blood in TIKI's aviary (my Ducorps Cockatoo) evidently somehow she had
cracked her beak quite seriously...unbeknownst to me....after bathing her
because her feathers were quite bloody from her preening which I did not
know at the time... I realized the blood was from her beak...The beak was
seriously fractured AND still bleeding...of course it was the weekend with
NO avian vets available....I was at a loss... So after cleaning TIKI, seeing
she was calm...I took the coconut oil in my hands and abundantly on my
fingers...TIKI rested her beak upon my fingers.....as if it were
comforting...as if the bird KNEW this was going to help....for 15-20 minutes
we continued applying more coconut oil and the bleeding subsided.....to BOTH
our relief!!!!! Then, as I worried...I decided that it would be best to only
offer TIKI soft foods & liquids with ALOE & coconut oil only, which TIKI
nibbled at slowly but surely....each day TIKI healed
remarkably...TODAY....four days later...there is little evidence of TIKI's
cracked beak...although I continue to feed TIKI oatmeal & veggies with
coconut oil each morning very warmed and she eats very well.....SO, I am
convinced that the coconut oil indeed helped HEAL TIKI... TIKI is totally
back to normal now.... I even had calls to several vets...who merely said IF
I controlled the bleeding there was little they could do UNLESS infection
set in...then antibiotics would be necessary...WELL.....thank
goodness....COCONUT OIL IS INDEED antiviral & antibacterial....I BELIEVE
this is TRUE now....with our specific situation....TIKI continues to rub her
beak into coconut oil daily as if the bird KNOWS she NEED it!! NOW that is
remarkable I THINK!!
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