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post #1 of 57 (permalink) Old 07-06-2012, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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Coconut Oil Is Amazing

My dog has really bad "hot spots" on his belly, the vet originally prescribed some antibiotics and it seemed to help until he finished the dose and they came back. So I added Fish Oil (2000mg a day), Ester C (1000mg a day), and Vitamin E (400 I.U. a day) and pumpkin. It seemed to stop the spread of the "hot spots" but didn't really help with the itch. So I switched from TOTW to Fromm Gold Naturals, and he seemed to get a little bit better. Then I read on here about the benefits of all Natural Vinegar with the mother, and after about a month of adding it, he almost never itched. The spots were still there, they just didnt seem to bother him.

Then I read on here about coconut oil, and Im like well let me give it a try.

After 2 weeks, his spots are starting to fade, and his coat is so soft and shiny. That stuff is amazing, and I will use it for years to come for any dog with skin/coat issues.

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Coconut Oil... Howmuch do you use per day? We just bought fish oil capsules, and was curious on the dosage on thos ( 1000 MG capsules, was thinking one per meal for each dog?). Have heard about Coconut Oil, and I believe they sell it at the grocery store, which is convenient, would be very willing to try it if I knew how much I should use!

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I use it to clean my dogs ears too...can use it topically on hot spots, minor cuts, paw pads, etc.

I give my dog 2 tblsps. per day but can go to 3...work up gradually as it is anti-bacterial/yeast/parastitic - your dog could exp. die-off symptoms - this may give you the impression that it doesn't agree with. However as the body is cleaned out of these pathogens - health will be restored...likely why the OP is having success with hot spots now when the abx. only worked temp. The abx. contributes to bad bacterial overload - these produce toxins, as well the toxins of the drug itself...

If sold at the grocery...be very careful it is not heat extruded...Nutiva is a mid priced brand. Some are heat and chemical extracted. In order to have health benefits, must be "Cold pressed, Organic"

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My dog has really bad "hot spots" on his belly, the vet originally prescribed some antibiotics and it seemed to help until he finished the dose and they came back. So I added Fish Oil (2000mg a day), Ester C (1000mg a day), and Vitamin E (400 I.U. a day) and pumpkin. It seemed to stop the spread of the "hot spots" but didn't really help with the itch. So I switched from TOTW to Fromm Gold Naturals, and he seemed to get a little bit better. Then I read on here about the benefits of all Natural Vinegar with the mother, and after about a month of adding it, he almost never itched. The spots were still there, they just didnt seem to bother him.

Then I read on here about coconut oil, and Im like well let me give it a try.

After 2 weeks, his spots are starting to fade, and his coat is so soft and shiny. That stuff is amazing, and I will use it for years to come for any dog with skin/coat issues.
My boy have been very itchy (though not as much any more) I think he has seasonal allergies. I have heard about Apple Cider Vinegar. How are you giving it to your dog?

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I keep coconut oil in the refrigerator. That's what I cook with or butter. It stays a solid until above 75 degrees. Fish oil capsules can easily go bad, and may even be so in the stores. I use cod liver oil instead. I keep it refrigerated.
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I found the best price at tropics best for 39.99 a gallon. Has anyone found a better price?
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US prices...I spend 20 w/tax on a 860ml. jar.

Is it cold pressed organic?

if it is heat treated it is hydrogenated and becomes a bad fat. like margarine

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I know people that give organic coconut oil to their parrots ... so why not dogs. Right now we just started introducing Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar this week and hoping to see some improvement in Jake's itching.
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Yea, it's cold pressed organic. I'm just trying to find the best price before I order.

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Costco's been having a big thing of it for $20.
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