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12-05-2013 04:37 PM
Momto2GSDs
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Stella has come up allergic to mold and grain mites. Also some trees but that will be a seasonal issue. The mold is unavoidable. So I would like to try coconut oil before going the allergy shot route. How much coconut oil daily? How to start it without giving her diarrhea. Can I give it with fish oil?
And will it help with the mold allergy?
Coconut Oil: Purchase USDA Certified Organic Virgin Coconut Oil – raw/cold pressed (should also state Non GMO & without Hexane!) from a health food store.
Yes, you can give the fish oil with the Coconut Oil. Also, a quality grade NAMED fish oil (ie "salmon", "krill", "sardine" not just fish oil, etc) which has been tested for lead and contaminants is VERY important. A lot of "Pet" products do not test for these toxins.

Add 1 tsp. of organic coconut oil for every 10-20 pounds of body weight to your dogs’ food, starting with small amounts and building up. Just like when dosing Vitamin C, if you see an instance of diarrhea, back off to previous dose, then after a few days of being on an amount that doesn't cause an upset, increase again to see if stool gets loose....then you've found the dosage for THAT particular dog!
Besides promoting a good balance of organisms in the intestines, it has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral properties! It’s easy to digest and assimilate, even for dogs’ with sensitive stomachs that may have IBD, Pancreatitis or Dysbiosis! According to C. Antigua, “in 1960, Dr. Joh Karbara found that when taken internally and applied topically, lauric acid and monolaurin stopped the growth of bacteria! Laboratory studies showed the monoglyceride monolaurin has broad spectrum antiseptic action against bacteria, viruses and fungal organisms and protects against inflammation.”


2 more suggestions for her condition: Popular pet foods have wheat, corn or fish meal in them which most likely has been contaminated with Mycotoxins, which are toxins from mold and fungi. Another thing is that most “plant products” today are Genetically Modified (GMO’s) which create inflammatory conditions. And, there are some Bacteria’s called Endotoxins which are not destroyed during the cooking process of kibble. Pet food manufacturers do not test for these toxins. These are things that can also weaken or compromise the gut and/or immune system. A dogs’ gastrointestinal system protects them from allergens. Since 70% of the immune system lies in the digestive tract, a dogs’ immune system HAS to be functioning properly to fight off the allergens. That is why Digestive Enzymes and Probiotics are so very important to your pets.

If you are considering changing foods b/c of Stella's condition, I would recommend a 100% Human Grade, Human Grade Facility processed food. The Honest Kitchen adheres to this. Most of their ingredients are organic. They are THE ONLY USA company that the FDA allows to use the words HUMAN GRADE INGREDIENTS legally on their advertisements and packaging! You may want to try the Zeal which is fish based. Zeal - Grain Free Dog Food For Sensitive Dogs | The Honest Kitchen. This is DE-hydrated food, so don't let the price scare you. The Zeal is about $105 for a 10 pound box but RE-hydrates to approximately 35 pounds of food. This is well worth it for a dog with allergy issues, in my opinion.

I can recommend quality name brands of the above mentioned products if you are interested.

Moms
12-05-2013 04:06 PM
Kahrg4 I'm not a pet nutritionist by any stretch of the imagination, so someone else one here may be able to give you better measurements. My boys each get a 1000mg coconut oil capsule with breakfast and a 1000mg fish oil capsule with dinner. I didn't notice the addition of either causing diarrhea or any soft stool. I'm sorry to hear about your pooch's allergies. Best of luck!
12-05-2013 03:10 PM
katdog5911
coconut oil dosage?

Stella has come up allergic to mold and grain mites. Also some trees but that will be a seasonal issue. The mold is unavoidable. So I would like to try coconut oil before going the allergy shot route. How much coconut oil daily? How to start it without giving her diarrhea. Can I give it with fish oil?
And will it help with the mold allergy?

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