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coconut oil

Discussion in 'Dog Health' started by Josie, Jul 27, 2018.

  1. Josie

    Josie Administrator Administrator Registered

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    I mentioned to a dog walker this morning that Dennis is suffering from dry skin at the moment. I think it's from all of the swimming he has been doing.

    She recommended adding some coconut oil to his meals. Does anyone else do this?

    Is there anything else I can do to help his dry skin?
     
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    You could also rub coconut oil into his skin. It helps with the dryness, does no harm if he licks it, and will make him smell gorgeous.

    For a feeding supplement I would go for a salmon oil though.
     
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    Thanks Joanne. I'm going to do this right now!
     
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    Murphy goes mad for it.. Rubbed onto his coat or a bit in his food its all helpful. Do buy the bio oil though..
     
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    I give all my dog's coconut oil and it works great for them, they have lovely shiny coats and its also good for dry paws just rub a bit in. One item i always keep :)
     
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    Well I tried it! Can’t tell if it’s a success on his skin yet but he definitely enjoyed eating the blobs that kept falling on the floor :D

    How do you put it on their paws @Whippylove wothout making a mess everywhere?
     
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    @Josie i take a little dab rub it in my hands and then massage into their feet, my dogs enjoy it. Its also good for our dry hands too works wonders on my eczema !
     
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    Thanks @Whippylove, I will use this on Olive and Doris' paws. Nice to know someone else uses it on their eczema :)
     
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    Forgot to put they all get a teaspoon a day in their brekkies.
     
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    My dog had bald patches and this works a treat when rubbed in. Taken orally it helps to keep the teeth clean and freshens breath.
     
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    I also recommend adding salmon oil to his food, it's really helped Roxy's skin :)
     
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    Murphy loves his coconut oil he gets a bit added to his dinner and sometimes if hes been swimming a lot I rub a bit through his coat ( like the brylcreem boy).. My daughter uses it for he feet and has to do it in secret or get mobbed by her 4 cats who go crazy for it!
     
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