Virgin Coconut Oil for dogs with allergies
I am on a breeder's email list and some one posted about the usage of Virgin Coconut Oil to combat allergies. Apparently some one has a golden that had severe allergies. This poor golden chewed her feet until they were raw and bloody. Her ears were constantly infected and she would develop hot spots on a regular basis. She was put on Wellness Venison and only received Venison treats. This helped, but not enough. Then this past November, she heard about and tried the Virgin Coconut Oil. Within a couple of months this dog no longer had infected ears, hot spots OR chewed her feet. Her fur has also grown back. I have since ordered some and noticed that my one boy who gets watery eyes in the spring is now tear free!! (This is his only allergy). The oil must be virgin and not refined There are several places on the web that sell it.
Since it is now allergy season, I thought maybe some of you would be interested BTW, this product is recommended by the Whole Dog Journal.
Thanks for the tip....So far we have been lucky with Maggie, No allergies yet or hot spots, but will keep it in mind>
Mary- Mom to the Missouri Crew.
Houdini-7(gone to the rainbow bridge)
Based on Whole Dog Journal's recc a few months ago, I purchased the coconut oil. Smells like summer! My dogs have had no hot spots yet (oh gosh, I hope that I didn't jinx myself!!!) so I have yet to be able to try it.
just out of curiosity, where do you get virgin coconut oil, health food stores? I dont have allergy problems but a few friends of mine have pets who do, thought i could pass it on
This is the latest email that I rec'd from them. Let me know what you think!
From: Tropical Traditions <email@example.com>
Date: Thu Apr 06, 2006 03:47:55 AM PDT
Subject: FREE Coconut Oil! Sales ending - New Sales!
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Tropical Traditions Expeller Pressed Coconut Oil is a high quality
refined coconut oil that is certified organic. This oil is processed
the "old" way by what is called "physical refining." The modern way
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expensive. Tropical Traditions Expeller Pressed Coconut Oil DOES NOT
use solvent extracts. It is made the "old" way by expeller-pressed
mechanical extraction. This oil is also NOT hydrogenated, and
contains NO trans fatty acids. Tropical Traditions Expeller Pressed
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been treated with chemicals or fertilizers. It is certified organic
according to European and USDA standards. Our Expeller-Pressed
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Coconut oil is amazing stuff, and it doesn't surprise me that it worked well for skin issues on the golden. The question I have it, did you apply it to the skin directly, or feed it to your dog? I know it can be used either way, so I'm wondering which method you had success with. Coconut oil is known to be amazingly moisturizing and great for the skin, but many people also take it as a supplement as well, or use it to cook with. So definitely let us know which method has been successful for you. I absolutely love coconut oil and always keep some on hand.
Last edited by liz08; 06-24-2010 at 05:38 PM.
We used to use it on our Silkys to prevent matting and hair breakage. It was great stuff. Although the dogs appeared greasy, they weren't and it didn't get on the furniture. We got it from the Health Food store - it's somewhat solid and you take a bit out and let it melt in your hands before rubbing it into their coats.
For those that have Goldens that tend to matt up, give it a try!
I've not used it as a food suppliment though. No problem with loose stools from it?