*CLOSED* Giveaway: Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil For Dogs


As most of you know, I am a huge fan of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil from Tropical Traditions.  Not only do I use it but I also give it to the girls.  While I prefer giving the girls the Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil, Tropical Traditions does offer a Coconut Oil specifically for pets.

You can give coconut oil in small doses throughout the day, a spoonful here or there depending on your dog’s weight, or you can mix a little in your dog’s food.  Since it is solidified, I put a little in a ramekin and heat it for 15 seconds in the microwave and put a tablespoon in each of their bowls and mix it with their dry food.  They LOVE it and even lick their bowls when they are done eating.

I use it for my own cooking, like when I fry eggs in it and make a little extra for the girls.  The taste of coconut is mild and I think makes the food taste much better.  The typical 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 sympthumb-gold_32oztoms 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.

No one has tested coconut oil’s effect on dogs in clinical trials, but the anecdotal evidence is impressive. Reports published on Internet forums describe how overweight dogs become lean and energetic soon after they begin eating coconut oil, or their shabby-looking coats become sleek and glossy, and dogs with arthritis or ligament problems grow stronger and more lively. Even some serious diseases have responded.  Dogs with flea allergies, contact dermatitis, or other allergic reactions typically stop scratching soon after coconut oil is added to their food, and dogs treated topically for bites, stings, ear mites, ear infections, cuts, or wounds recover quickly.  Adding coconut oil gives dogs health coats that really shine after they have been on it for a while.  Skin tags and moles disappear after a month or two.  Their digestion improves.  And they don’t have a doggie odor – the coconut oil even takes away bad breath.

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From Tropical Traditions:

Tropical Traditions Expeller Pressed Coconut Oil for pets (EPCO) is a high quality refined organic coconut oil. This oil is processed the “old” way by what is called “physical refining.” The modern way of processing coconut oil is by chemical extraction, using solvent extracts, which produces higher yields and is quicker and less expensive. Tropical Traditions Expeller Pressed Coconut Oil DOES NOT use solvent extracts. It is made the “old” way by expeller-pressed mechanical extraction. This oil is also NOT hydrogenated, and contains NO trans fatty acids. It is a very good quality food-grade coconut oil. Tropical Traditions Expeller Pressed Coconut Oil is made from coconuts that have NOT been treated with chemicals or fertilizers. It is 100% natural, and it is also certified organic according to USDA and EU standards. Our Expeller-Pressed coconut oil is high in the medium chain fatty acids, such as Lauric acid. This is the “common” type oil that billions of people in Asia consume on a daily basis. Expeller Pressed Coconut oil is less expensive than Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil, and because it goes through a steam deodorizing process the taste is very bland, unlike Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil which retains the odor and taste of fresh coconuts. Some people prefer a bland, tasteless oil. Please visit this page for more information: http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/epco.htm

Whether you want to try the Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil, Coconut Oil for Pets, or any other product available at Tropical Traditions, I receive referral credit for any purchase you make by clicking the images or links within this post.  I wanted to disclose that information to you.  I do not recommend products that I do not approve of or use myself but I do use Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil by Tropical Traditions on a daily basis.

Coconut Oil for Pets is very affordable; on sale now for $14.99 for a quart. A quart will last you for a while.  If you just want to try it I recommend getting the pint, which is on sale now for $7.99. Below is my referral link for Coconut Oil for Pets but you can also use it to make any purchase: http://secure.ttpurchase.com/64BB9083-1E0B-90B3-0E3BCFE9530826F3 

There are hundreds of uses for coconut oil! Click here to learn more: http://tropicaltraditions.com/how-to-use-coconut-oil.htm or click here to view their video on YouTube: http://youtube.com/watch?v=x28yuVzwrMk

WIN IT: One winner will receive a jar of Coconut Oil For Pets from Tropical Traditions.

DATES: January 23-February 9, 2012 (Midnight, EST)

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Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

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