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Old 02-17-2011, 07:15 AM   #1
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I live in las vegas theres very little humidity so like my skin my girls coats are dry since coconut oil is the new great oil can I add some to my girls food.
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I use it with my 4, also brush their teeth with it and use it on their coats and booboos. I add about 0.5-1.0 mL per meal, depending on their coat condition. I also clean ears with it.
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I use it with my 4, also brush their teeth with it and use it on their coats and booboos.
What is a booboo? Is that a yorkie bootie ? Do you mean you use it, say, if the The Dingle Monster visits? I would never have thought of that, but what a good idea.
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I have to ask why on there teeth what are the benefits.
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What is a booboo? Is that a yorkie bootie ? Do you mean you use it, say, if the The Dingle Monster visits? I would never have thought of that, but what a good idea.

well when my kids were smaller (like around 2ish) we used to call booboos when they got hurt, so Im gonna assume she means sores or cuts, something like that, but of course I could be wrong.
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I live in las vegas theres very little humidity so like my skin my girls coats are dry since coconut oil is the new great oil can I add some to my girls food.
didnt do much coat wise for my dogs but made them greasy. I have used it for their ears before though and that worked out good. I myself use it on super dry skin, cuts, etc and it works great. I just wish it worked better for my dogs.
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What is a booboo? Is that a yorkie bootie ? Do you mean you use it, say, if the The Dingle Monster visits? I would never have thought of that, but what a good idea.
Booboos are minor cuts and scrapes...

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I have to ask why on there teeth what are the benefits.
It is a natural antibacterial and antifungal, and can remove plaque... The company I buy the oil from makes a coconut oil toothpaste for people... also I had a horrible toothache last month and put some CO on it, it stopprd the throbbing pain better than Orajel... took longer though but it doesn't make your whole mouth numb... plus whatever caused it healed up.. (I bit down wrong and loosened the tooth). Now I just put a drop or two on top of my regular toothpaste...

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didnt do much coat wise for my dogs but made them greasy. I have used it for their ears before though and that worked out good. I myself use it on super dry skin, cuts, etc and it works great. I just wish it worked better for my dogs.
Feeding it to my dogs: two got oily on 2 tsp daily, so I cut it back to 1/2 tsp for the 12 pounder and 1/4 for the 8 pounders. I am noticing much improvement...

I also apply it topically to their coats when I comb them out, esp to the ends... really helps and after a day or two the oil is either absorbed or rubbed off on the rug and furniture.... (JK)

One of mine had some kind of flakey skin issue going on... it cleared up in less than a month... she also had a chronic ear thing happening... now that's just about gone (tried meds from the vet first but it came right back). Now we're down to a once weekly cleaning with the CO and she appears to be doing fine. She's comfortable, not itching, and hardly any debris coming out of her ears at all.... and smells better.

I especially like to use it after plucking the ear hair out... I think it's soothing afterwards.
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Booboos are minor cuts and scrapes...
I am such a dork! Geezh, self, duh! I don't know why I thought it was yorkie-butt thing, lol! I think I was thinking how Mardelin once said she called her kiddos backsides "po-po's"....(maybe I even have that word wrong)....and so I think I was thinking of the buttskies.

Wow. Major brain lapse.
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I am such a dork! Geezh, self, duh! I don't know why I thought it was yorkie-butt thing, lol! I think I was thinking how Mardelin once said she called her kiddos backsides "po-po's"....(maybe I even have that word wrong)....and so I think I was thinking of the buttskies.

Wow. Major brain lapse.
The "Dingle Monster" and po-po's and buttskies sound like another great topic for a thread.
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I really like extra virgin coconut oil. I give it to Daisy when she is dry and it seems to help her Inflammatory Bowel Disease symptoms when she flares. I just buy a jar at whole foods and use that and give a little on her food. I have not run it though their coats as KJC mentioned but I have used coconut oil on my own hair and it really helps when it dries out in the winter.
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I use coconut oil as my moisterizer so I have it on hand gave my girls a bath while they were still wet I took a dime size amount and rubbed on my hands then rubbed it through there coat and blowed it dry its shiney and beautiful. I also took a little and mixed it with there kibble I love natural products this is fabulous thank you thank you thank you.
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I use it with my 4, also brush their teeth with it and use it on their coats and booboos. I add about 0.5-1.0 mL per meal, depending on their coat condition. I also clean ears with it.
which brand of coconut oil do you use? do you have a link? thanks
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I've been giving it to my two for the past few months and it seems to have really helped, especially my little girl. Her skin isn't nearly as dry and flaky and itchy looking as it was. Plus they love the taste. they're due for their baths so I may try a little on their hair before I try to comb them out.
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The "Dingle Monster" and po-po's and buttskies sound like another great topic for a thread.
Lol. It is yet another cardinal sign of The Armageddon that starts in the brain after 40. I mean, I really did ask "what is a booboo?". What the...?
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Lol. It is yet another cardinal sign of The Armageddon that starts in the brain after 40. I mean, I really did ask "what is a booboo?". What the...?
Don't worry, I'm right there with you. I have been doing things like calling closets "garages" lately.

Back on topic...I use Nutiva all-natural coconut oil from the Vitamin Shoppe on booboos. Teddy had some mysterious bug bites on his chest last summer and the coconut oil cleared them up right away.
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