Monday, April 15, 2013

Not again!

Thank you all for the blogoversary wishes yesterday! We're thrilled to have been here for two years and hope to be for many many more!


I know we've been talking about the coconut oil a lot lately. A LOT. Please forgive this one, hopefully last, post about it. No, we do not work for the coconut oil consortium. We're just finding it working for us in ways we didn't expect.

I mentioned that I wondered if it was helping Star's arthritis the other day. And my cousin asked me about it, so I told her what I know, which, really isn't much. I mean, my vet literally just kind of tossed off, "put some coconut oil on it and get her to eat some if you can."

An aside here, this is the same way he tossed off to stop giving Leo fish because of his urine crystals problem. I looked into it and it's like and 'aha!' moment. Well duh! Why doesn't everyone know this? Why aren't you making it more emphatic instead of just "avoid fish" in a casual way? It should be "Your cat has crystals, he can't have fish!" Not wishy-washy.. anyway.. back to the subject..

So knowing my vet now, that he tosses the important stuff off the cuff like that, I didn't look it up, I just started giving it to her. Her loving it was a blessing really!

Oh yeah, back to my cousin, who, by the way, is the momma to these adorable guys:

She decided to look it up, and of course since she had doggies, this is from a doggy thingie, but obviously it goes for kitties too, since my vet prescribed it for a kitty! Anyway, look at this info she found:

       The advantages of giving your dog coconut oil are far-reaching:
          Reduces risk of cancers
          Improves digestion and addresses digestive disorders
          Promotes normal thyroid function
          Prevents and treats yeast and fungal infections
          Helps balance metabolism for a healthy weight
          Relieves arthritis
          Supports healthy skin and coat

       Applied topically coconut oil can:
          Disinfect cuts
          Improve skin and coat condition
          Speed wound healing
          Clear up rashes

So it IS what's helping Star's arthritis! She is definitely staying on the stuff now!

That's right! *lick lick* You're not taking it away from me now! *lick lick lickity lick*

So without endorsing this brand of coconut oil at all, this is the one we're using:

This is solid, but apparently you can get liquid oil too. I'm betting it doesn't matter too much which variety you get. We got ours in the grocery store (Krogers) and it's the kind that has no coconut smell or taste. You can get other kinds in health food stores.

I think I've answered all the questions we've gotten about the stuff. At least I've said all I know! MOL
Hopefully this is the last coconut oil post we do. We don't want to make you all go running off screaming that I've turned this into a coconut oil blog!

We're still about the kitties here!



Come back!!!


Tomorrow it'll be kitties, honest!


Spitty-the-Kitty said...

any post with a picture of Star is a post I can get on board with ;-) I don't have Arthur Eyetiss but I might make the Human buy me a jar of that oily goodness anyway!

The Furries of Whisppy said...

The coconut oil I am using solidifies if it's cold. With our kind of weather, which is generally in the 90s, that rarely happens which is why our oil is liquid (I think).
Tutu LOVES the oil, even though it smells AND tastes like coconut. I'll come back with a report on how (if it does) it helps her bald and itchy spot.
I, for one, am grateful for your coconut oil posts! :)

...Mommy of the Furries

Hannah and Lucy said...

Mum has got to go and find some of this.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Sparkle said...

My human has had coconut oil here, and from what she gathers, it can be solid or liquid, depending on how hot it is outside! She has had the extra virgin stuff and it is liquid in the summer and solid in winter!

I am not sure if I can have it - I may have an esophageal condition that would mean I should be on a low fat diet... and of course, coconut oil is ALL fat, LOL! But my human has heard it is also good as an Alzheimer's preventative - though that could be just a rumor.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

I am still thinking of trying that when Cody has his next allergy flare up!

Texas, a Cat in New York said...

Well, if you are looking for sponsors now you know who to contact ;-)
Seriously, it is very interesting! My human is using it more in her own cooking too because of the health benefits!

P.S.: Star is absolutely adorable with her head in the jar

Kitties Blue said...

Mommy says that she is so glad to have this information, that we're not going anywhere. Anything that can help us kitties live better lives is really important to us. Thanks. Purrs and hugs from the kitties at The Cat on My Head, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

Bellen said...

Coconut oil, eh? I'm going to have to keep that in mind. I wonder if it would help old joints in general. One of my beasts is going to be thirteen soon. Who knows what she is feeling at that age.

Sushi said...

Momma's going to look for coconut oil tom. I hurt myself and i heard that we're going to have a trip to the hell house. Oh no! Not again!

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

coconut oil in its natural state is solid when cold and liquid when warm.. so if you find generally liquid oil at your standard room temp they did something to it to get it to be that way and I would recommend against it..

I love coconut oil, I use it for darn near everything these days.. (makes an awesome facial cleanser) and I would have loved it if my cats ate it, but they said no thank you, so I am not going to push it.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

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meowmeowmans said...

Wow, that's some amazing stuff! So glad it's working for Star's arthritis!

Colehaus Cats said...

Yums! You go, Star! Happy Blogoversary!! Purrs...

Brian said...

That stuff sounds pretty darn amazing to me too!

Jacqueline said...

Hello, beautiful Star!...Thank you for all the great information, we are going to have to give coconut oil a try...Happy Monday and enjoy the week ahead, darling friends...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Katnip Lounge said...

I just baked bread and used coconut oil in place of butter...I'm gonna find more places to work it in! And see if Kona will eat some. It sure can't hurt!

LP said...

Coconut oil sounds as though it might be beneficial to humasn too!
Happy belated blogoversary! We can't believe it has been two years already either!!

the critters in the cottage xo

RedSetter said...

Kind of tempted to try this with my two..?

cats of wildcat woods said...

Great stuff - we use it too!

D Ma said...

happy anniversary... and i share your love of coconut oil. it's da best.

The Island Cats said...

Coconut oil sounds like a miracle! We gotta get some.

Meg & Quill said...

I like the coconut oil stories. I just wish the boys would get on board...

Oui Oui said...

Maybe we should try the unscented coconut oil on MMM eyebrows, which she has removed until they are scabby. She didn't like the scented stuff.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

The Human saw some coconut oil in Whole Paycheck today and she thought about buying a small one but she didn't. Sooooo inconsiderate! What if I wanted some???

Katie Isabella said...

I finally found some in no less a place than Wallyworld. I will buy it next time.

Anonymous said...

Mom Linda wishes she had known this for her Tasha's arthritis. Wonder if it will help peeps??hmmmm???