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"I've been a huge fan of Coconut Oil for years. I'm not sure why it didn't occur to me earlier that it would be just as fabulous for guinea pigs and pets as it is for people. But, it is and here we are! Jenny and I had the pleasure of meeting the ladies who run this Coconut Oil business in the Philippines at the trade show we attended recently. As an already fussy 'connoisseur' of coconut oil, I was thrilled to learn about their small family-run business of very high quality oil and products for pets.
If you know Coconut Oil, you know Bruce Fife, author of the "Coconut Oil Miracle" and now author of "Coconut Therapy for Pets." In his new book, available here, the ladies who run this business are prominently featured. We really recommend this book to learn more. There are a few guinea pig references, but it's primary focus is on cats and dogs." Teresa / Cavy Spirit
* Of course, standard disclaimers, if you have any doubts or concerns about anything care or diet-related, please contact your vet.
This special Coconut Oil is made from the purest, fresh organically grown coconuts. The coconuts are grown in a USDA certified organic coconut farm.
CocoTherapy Organic Virgin Coconut oil is 100% pure and natural:
Recommended amount to give: 1 teaspoon (5ml) per 10 pounds (5kg) of body weight, or 1 tablespoon (15ml) per 30 pounds (13.6 kg) of body weight. Start slowly, for example, start at a quarter of this and build up slowly. Use similarly for cats and other animals.
The manufacturer's favorite way to give to pets in general: Simply place a tsp or so in the cupped palm of your hand and let the warmth of your hand melt the oil. Then let your pet lick the oil directly from your hand! Our pooches and kitties love it, and what a wonderful way to bond! As with all new supplements, start with small amounts, such as 1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon per day for small dogs, puppies, cats and kittens and 1 teaspoon for large dogs. Gradually increase the amount every few days.
It is actually fine in small amounts as part of a balanced diet. The bad rap on CO for guinea pigs comes from the animal research world. It turns out many studies use hydrogenated Coconut Oil along with other unhealthy, cholesterol-inducing ingredients in their diet in order to induce heart disease in guinea pigs for further research. Hydrogenated CO should be avoided by everyone.
8oz Glass Jar or 16oz Glass Jar
Bottom line, everyone should have at least an 8oz jar of good VCO Coconut Oil in their home for their pets as well as themselves! It can be a life-saver and belongs in every first-aid kit, no question.