I use Tropical Traditions’ Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil for cooking but I also give it to the girls, either in their food or by allowing them to just lick it from my hands. I was reading an article in Whole Dog Journal regarding the use of Coconut Oil for dogs. Pam Gillmore of Austin, Texas, is a raw foods chef who teaches healthful food preparation and had suggestions on the use of Coconut Oil for dogs. Gillmore suggests that the best way to give coconut oil is in small doses throughout the day, “a spoonful here or there depending on the dog’s weight.” She also says that she has not yet met a dog who does not like the oil – “They usually lap it right up,” she says. “Some folks fry eggs in it and make a little extra for their dogs, or they put some in leftover oatmeal or add it to the dog’s dinner, but many give it straight off the spoon.” The optimum dose for dogs is about 1 teaspoon per 10 pounds of body weight daily, or 1 tablespoon per 30 pounds. These are general guidelines, as some dogs need less and others more. But don’t start with these amounts. Instead, introduce coconut oil a little at a time in divided doses. Because coconut oil kills harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites, yeasts, and fungi, the burden of removing dead organisms can trigger symptoms of detoxification. Headaches, fatigue, diarrhea, and flu-like symptoms are common in humans who consume too much too fast, and similar symptoms can occur in dogs. Even in healthy dogs, large amounts of coconut oil can cause diarrhea or greasy stools while the body adjusts. Start with small amounts, such as ¼ teaspoon per day for small dogs or puppies and 1 teaspoon for large dogs. Gradually increase the amount every few days. If your dog seems tired or uncomfortable or has diarrhea, reduce the amount temporarily.
When I do use Coconut Oil, whether for myself or for the dogs, I use Tropical Traditions’ Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil. It is THE best virgin coconut oil you can buy – hands down!
Unrefined: Unrefined or “virgin” coconut oil, which is made from fresh coconuts, is pressed by hand using traditional methods or manufactured in state-of-the-art factories, virgin coconut oil retains most of the nutrients found in fresh coconut. Good-quality oil is colorless when liquid and pure white when solid, never yellow or pink, and it should not contain any residue or have an “off” or rancid odor. “Many people complain that coconut oil makes their throat feel scratchy or causes a burning sensation,” says Bruce Fife, ND, who has written several books about coconut oil. “The catch in the throat is a sign of poor quality. Some of these oils have a roasted or smoky flavor and aroma, which is another indication of poor quality, as it comes from smoke that contaminates the oil during heat processing.”
Tropical Traditions is America’s source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil?
Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the advantages of buying coconut oil online. Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil.
You can also watch the video they produced about Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil:
Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil comes in a variety of sizes: A Pint (16 fl oz), 1 Quart (32 fl oz), and a Gallon (128 fl oz). So, whether you use a small amount or a large amount, there are sizes for everyone who have various degrees of use. I prefer to buy the 1 Quart Jar and typically try to snag them on the buy one get on free sales they have!
If you order by clicking on any of my links, and are a first time buyer at Tropical Traditions, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you. I wanted to disclose that to you.
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