Where to get cheap extra virgin coconut oil?

(15 Posts)
MarcoPoloCX Sat 05-Jul-14 17:52:51

Anyone feeds their dogs extra Virgin coconut oil? If so, what brand and what cost?

Lonecatwithkitten Sat 05-Jul-14 18:43:22

Coconut oil doesn't contain enough omega 3s if I was going to Fred an oil I would go for salmon or mackerel.

GobblersKnob Sat 05-Jul-14 18:55:01

I get cold pressed salmon oil from John Angell, it's not very expensive.

LadyTurmoil Sat 05-Jul-14 19:06:19
GetYourFingersOutOfThere Sat 05-Jul-14 20:21:59

I'm also on the hunt Marco

I'm using one from a health shop at the minute which is expensive but a tea spoon of it in her dinner every day has certainly stopped her constant scratching.

Lonecatwithkitten Sat 05-Jul-14 20:24:07

Clinical studies have shown fish oil far more effective at reducing itching than plant oils I really would consider it.

GetYourFingersOutOfThere Sat 05-Jul-14 20:29:52

She has oily fish once a week along side a whole egg.

Lonecatwithkitten Sat 05-Jul-14 20:38:02

Fish oil needs to be given daily to be effective.

GetYourFingersOutOfThere Sat 05-Jul-14 21:08:14

Thanks lone, I didn't know it needs to be daily. We have definatly had a good result with the coconut oil but I would happily swap to fish oil in regards to cost alone

MarcoPoloCX Sat 05-Jul-14 21:26:51

I was thinking of adding coconut oil as I am already feeding raw with plenty of fish.

TheGoshawk Sat 05-Jul-14 21:39:38

Cost-co, massive tub for about £12. Really big!

MeerkatTargaryen Sun 06-Jul-14 20:00:51

We get a jar from tesco for £6 ish. It's down the oil aisle.

How much fish oil do you Give? We give our staff pilchard with his dinner every other day and a teaspoon of coconut oil mixed in with breakfast.

GetYourFingersOutOfThere Sun 06-Jul-14 21:33:48

Oh dear it looks like the newly added coconut oil plus the oily fish have caused an explosion in the poo department!

I fed a large chicken carcass for tea tonight so hopefully normal poo will be delivered tomorrow.

MarcoPoloCX Tue 08-Jul-14 02:49:51

http://www.realfoodstore.co.uk/sri-lankan-coconut-oil/

Found this.
It says extra virgin, cold pressed. Not sure if it's unrefined. But cheapest I found.

Adarajames Fri 11-Jul-14 21:12:30

coconut oil isn't species appropriate, Fish for dogs salmon oil or similar is far better for them, gives them gloriously smooth and silky coats and does away with itches and scratching smile

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