Coconut oil?

Discussion in 'Sphynx Cat Health & Nutrition' started by admin, Jul 11, 2010.

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  2. no

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  3. I'm considering trying it (please comment)

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  4. I pay between $0-$5 dollars

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  5. I pay $5 dollars or more

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  6. I use it once a week

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  7. I use it once a month

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  8. I use the "thick and pasty" coconut oil

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  9. I use the "oily" coconut oil

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  1. admin

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    Do you use coconut oil on your Sphynx cat?
     
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    I'm not sure about the question about the viscosity of the coconut oil. Mine was like crisco before the weather started heating up- now, it's oil when you open up the container.

    I will say, I've used almost the whole container on the babies in about 2 months time. But that also means- 2-3 baths a week for 8 weeks for a lot of babies!
     
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    I hit the mother lode of coconut oil recently--I came across a bunch of it in the discontinued aisle of a relatively local store--BIG jars of it marked down to $2.50--I almost had an ...well....let's just say I was very happy (ROFLMAO!!!). I scarfed up about 12 jars of it. I was so proud of my bargain hunting that day, I'll tell ya.
     
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        My Coconut oil melted also since it is hot here.
        The judges said my cats have nice skin.
        The secret is the coconut oil.
        Susi that is a great price.
        I paid $15.95 for a 16 once jar.
        It is extra virgin.

         
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          These jars are 31.5 oz. --and all it says is pure cocnut oil, so it probably isn't virgin, but it gets the job done.
           
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            I use the oily kind and mine has melted as well since its summer time but I keep it in a "Bug Juice" bottle and it works great to squirt some out. If it hardens at all I just throw it in the tub and wait for it to melt enough to get a squirt.
             
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            I will have to get some of the cheaper oil.
             
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            Mine is oily too - it was around $15 I think.. I use only a little on her paws, bum and belly (if needed).
             
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            Mine is oily and runs about $10 for a 12 oz jar.
             
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              Mine is hard, I mean really hard. But I have central air set on 70 so it doesn't get warm. I toss it in a sink full of hot water and melt it before I use it.
               
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              I've been planning to use it but I can't find it around here.
               
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              I tried coconut oil. I don't think it was any better than olive oil, Since olive oil is cheaper and easier to come by here, that's what i go with.
               
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              I was just about to ask if it HAS to be coconut oil, or will any food-grade oil work? I have a helluva time getting the grime out of Teeka's neck-wrinkles and would LOVE to make it easier on her (and me). I haven't found coconut oil yet, but I've been contemplating trying olive oil.

              Anyone else use a different type of oil to 'pre-bath' their babies?
               
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              I had thought about using another oil for Peeve, but decided I wanted to enjoy his bath just as much as he did. So I opted for the raw, extra virgin, certified organic, unprocessed. unrefined, unheated coconut oil . But the label also says "undeodorized" which I don't think is even a word. Something is odorized (with a scent) or deodorized (scent removed) but to be UNdeodorized is what?............Having the removed scent put back into it?!?!?! Anyway, it gave me a chuckle. As a kid, I often heard the term "regurgitate" and assumed that when eating I could tell people I was "gurgitating" my supper, if later, when feeling sickly, I may be regurgitating that same supper. Sorry, I digress.

              Back to the coconut oil. My 16 oz tub (approximately $13. at RiteAid Drugs) of coconut oil is thick and firm, even when the house is warm. So I have a small squeeze bottle into which I place several tablespoons of the hard oil and mix in hot water to melt. Shake vigorously, flip open the nozzle, temperature test, and then squirt Peeve all over while he is in the sink. This way I keep the original tub clean and anything left over in the squeeze bottle can be used next time. Plus, with the squeeze bottle, I have total control of where I apply the oil and the bath progresses much faster.
              I also use another squeeze bottle with a shampoo/water mixture for a faster and more controlled application. Peeve is a sweetie about baths and I can even use the sink sprayer for his rinse cycle. Then wrap him in a soft, warm towel...... cuddle dry....and enjoy his fresh coconut scent while dreaming of Pina Coladas!
               
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                has anyone tried this brand? I'm just now seeing all the threads on using coconut oil before bathing, and thought i might as well buy in bulk.

                Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil from NUTIVA on sale. Find information about NUTIVA


                Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil Description from NUTIVA
                There is no comparison between Nutiva's cold-pressed, Organic extra-virgin coconut oil, with its light taste, pleasant aroma, and pure white color, and industrialized coconut oil, with its bland taste, faint aroma, and off-white color. Please note that any tiny brown specks found at the bottom of Nutiva's Coconut oil are from the coconut fiber and are indigenous to extra-virgin coconut oil.


                Supplement Facts
                Serving Size:14 grams
                Servings per Container: 259

                Ingredient Amount % Daily Value**
                Calories 120
                Calories from Fat 120
                Total Fat 14g 22
                Saturated Fat 12.5g 63
                Polyunsaturated Fat .5g
                Monounsaturated Fat 1g
                Trans Fat 0g
                Cholesterol 0mg 0
                Sodium 0mg 0
                Total Carbohydrate 0mg 0
                Protein 0g
                ** Percent Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
                † Daily Value not established.


                Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil Ingredients
                Organic unrefined cold-pressed extra-virgin coconut oil.
                 
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                My goodness, in bulk..... is an understatement. How many cats do you have? At most I use a couple of tablespoons per bath and it would take me forever to use 8 pounds of it. Buying in bulk is always a good idea to me, but you will have to figure out a way to keep the bucket squeaky clean for it should last you a very long time.
                 
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                LOL, well i have always had a problem with over doing things! i only have one (6 month old) and should be getting another in a few months.

                Hmm, guessing i should find something a lot smaller. wooopsie!
                 
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                  I use a pet soap from my local co-op that's organic and oil based.... I haven't been able to find coconut oil for some reason, but I'd love to try it since i seem to be bathing Early every other day or so. I just can't handle it when he's got little grease spots :LOL:
                   
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                  i vote as wanting to use it.... i'm actually planning to order some tonight but wanted to get some opinions from people...
                  what brand do you use?
                  if you buy off the internet, what website?
                  is there a particular type of buy?
                  I have 2 naughty bath kitties, i have to hold their scruff VERY tight (which my fiancee or step daughter bathe the kitty), is the oil going to make it too oily to hold onto him?
                   
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                    I couldn't find it at walmart or I would buy it.
                     
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                    I used it for the first time on Sunday night, but I'm reluctant to use it again... the next morning Bluebelle was seriously orange and greasy on her undercarriage and back legs... shame really because it wasn't cheap over here unless I figure out why she was so orange after using it, she's not a dirty sphynx really and Ive never seen her oily before like that only after using coconut oil on her.
                     
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                      What kind of soap did you use to wash it off?
                       
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                      I used Johnson's baby bath, it's what the breeder had been using on her the whole time and what we used to bath her before the coconut oil incident.