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Coconut Oil

Post by montecarlogirl87 » Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:29 pm

I was just wondering how much and how often you all feed coconut oil (or salmon,flax...)

I stopped giving it to them temporarily until Shota went to her vet appointment, since at the time we were suspecting she was allergic to something and I was trying to eliminate anything and everything... but now that we know it's not allergies I'm gonna start them on it regularly again and I was just curious
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Re: Coconut Oil

Post by Dutchringgirl » Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:55 pm

I give mine about a blob a day.
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Re: Coconut Oil

Post by racingiron1 » Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:35 pm

Dutchringgirl wrote:I give mine about a blob a day.
:lol: That much, huh? I was thinking I would go with about 1/3 of a blob. I've been meaning to do some research into coconut oil dosage. I already give a daily squirt of fish oil. I know they're different types of fats and given for different reasons, but total fat intake shouldn't go too high, right?

I'm pretty sure I've seen discussions here in the past with some good info on this topic, so a search through the archives is in order... Here's a thread with some good info, and in particular Stacy suggests "roughly 1 tsp per 10 lbs." Several folks caution to work up to full dosage slowly so as not to upset the system.
http://www.dutchshepherdforum.com/viewt ... 602#p29602
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Re: Coconut Oil

Post by Dutchringgirl » Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:46 pm

if you give too much youll have loose poop, not a biggie. If you give fish oil you may not want to give coconut oil, that may be too much
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Re: Coconut Oil

Post by montecarlogirl87 » Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:30 pm

I'm not planning on giving both, I just know people have different preferences... and I buy them salmon treats so they get some that way

like you said, I was giving a 'blob' at a time, was just curious if there was actually a 'guideline' out there

they've been on Solid Gold's Seameal for about a month too now
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