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    I was reading on a thread earlier about giving cav's coconut oil (I think it was Erin who mentioned it) and I would love to start adding this to Brooklyn's diet as I really think it will help with her skin. I found a great organic extra virgin coconut oil for pets here in Australia, and I would like to order! So here a a few questions for those that give their cav's coconut oil

    1) I currently give Brooklyn an Omega 3&6 oil with her food, should I keep doing that as well as the coconut oil?
    2) Will adding this to her diet make her gian weight? (note - I currently give Brooky dry kibble twice a day). Do you pull back on a little food or is it fine to just add in?
    3) Do your dogs like it? Any interesting health results?

    Thanks everyone!!!
    Last edited by BrooklynMom; 16th March 2011 at 01:18 AM. Reason: added a few things

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    Yep it was me

    You can absolutely give both coconut oil and salmon oil as a supplement, I alternatate days. The link below will answer your questions regarding that, weight (it actually can help a dog lose weight) and any other questions. Polly absolutely adores it and most people I give samples of it to at work say their dogs really seem to love the taste. When Polly is being a finicky eater she will gobble down anything if I put coconut oil on top. I have spoken to my holisitc vet about it and he gives it a big thumbs up. My coworkers dog (black lab) has severe arthritis and hypothyroidism and she gives it to her dog as well and seems to notice a difference in her energy level and discomfort

    FAQ's about coconut oil
    http://www.cocotherapy.com/faq_cocotherapy.htm

    The Whole Dog Journal's article about coconut oil
    http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/iss...s/15754-1.html
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    Thanks Erin...I thought it was you!

    I am going to give this stuff a try. I cannot get the brand you mentioned here is Australia, but this organic extra virgin one seems very much the same. I'll let you know how Brooklyn likes it!

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    Hiya, on the link that Erins posted (coco therapy.com) there is a list of international suppliers & via that i found the UK supplier if that helps
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    Very interesting. I'm a WDJ subscriber so going to check that link. I literally last night just got a jar of coconut oil for myself (to make some raw macaroons!!! YUM)
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    I was interested in the Cocotherapy too but as you said i cannot find it in Australia
    Where is the one you have found?

    Thanks heaps!
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    Hey Denali...Here is what I have found in Australia. They have great customer service, so if you have any questions...just call them. It is organic too

    http://www.kokonutpacific.com.au/Niu...uPet.php?ID=44

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    I'm a nutrition nut and eat coconut oil regularly myself for health benefits. Be sure to buy organic extra virgin oil made without a heat process. Radiant Life makes an excellent oil.

    http://www.radiantlifecatalog.com/pr...lthy-fats-oils

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynMom View Post
    Hey Denali...Here is what I have found in Australia. They have great customer service, so if you have any questions...just call them. It is organic too

    http://www.kokonutpacific.com.au/Niu...uPet.php?ID=44
    Thanks Brooklyn I will definitely look into it!
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