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Old 11-24-2012, 11:53 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Y'know, I thought of using some ice cube trays, but I couldn't find the ones I used to have, and I wanted to get fancy! LOL

I am using organic/cold pressed coconut oil from Costco. This stuff, but it's only $15.

Carrington Farms Pure, Unrefined, Cold Pressed Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil 54 Oz: Amazon.com: Grocery & Gourmet Food Carrington Farms Pure, Unrefined, Cold Pressed Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil 54 Oz: Amazon.com: Grocery & Gourmet Food

We keep our house pretty cool...in the low 60's, so that could be why mine is so solid. We have a tub of oil in the garage (not heated), where we usually set up the dog food, but also have a tub inside the house. Both are hard enough that we have been breaking off chunks to feed to the dogs.

I am keeping most of the molded coconut oil in the fridge, just in case it warms up enough to melt in the house. Unlikely for us due to the cold temps, but it would be best for anyone who keeps their house warm

The oil is barely lukewarm when it's melted, I am not going to get too paranoid about leaching (JMO). But I will probably stick with the bars in the future. They are quicker to fill, and less oil was wasted.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:23 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Interesting idea about adding in supplements. That could be a useful way to get your dog to take it if they don't like the taste of a supplement! Mine always gobbled up the coconut oil.
My house it warm so it is like the consistency of cream cheese and not difficult to dose, but I do hate when the jar gets lower and I have to stick my hand in for the spoon to get to it.
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:18 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I mix the oil with mashed ripe banana and freeze it in ice cube trays. The dogs love their "pupsicles."
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:40 PM   #14 (permalink)
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We keep our house pretty cool...in the low 60's, so that could be why mine is so solid. We have a tub of oil in the garage (not heated), where we usually set up the dog food, but also have a tub inside the house. Both are hard enough that we have been breaking off chunks to feed to the dogs.
Oh, OK, now it makes sense.
We keep ours at 71 year round.

And that is good coconut oil at a great price!
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:36 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Just wanted to say thanks again for this idea! My mold and funnel came in the mail last night and I found this process to be very easy! I just melted my coconut oil under hot running water from the faucet.

I wanted to add to this tip. I bought one of these funnels and it worked very well. No mess at all, and it was easy to control the oil.
Amazon.com: Wilton Easy Pour Funnel: Kitchen & Dining Amazon.com: Wilton Easy Pour Funnel: Kitchen & Dining

I also bought a PB cup mold, but it's only 2.4 teaspoons per cup (or equivalent coconut oil dosage for 24 pounds). I'll feed two or three molded cups per day. Here's the mold I bought:
Freshware 30-Cavity Silicone Chocolate, Candy and Peanut Butter-Cup Mold: Amazon.com: Kitchen & Dining Freshware 30-Cavity Silicone Chocolate, Candy and Peanut Butter-Cup Mold: Amazon.com: Kitchen & Dining
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:21 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Hi all,

I don't understand about this coconut oil. I gather from what Wildo said proper dosing for my 90 lb. GSD would be 3 tablespoons. I feed Orijen and I didn't think I had to provide additional supplements. Can someone explain?

By the way, we live in South Florida and I'm thinking this coconut oil would be the consistency of water unless I refrigerate. It's 80+ today. Thanks!
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:26 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Great suggestions here! Thanks
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