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Salmon Oil & Coconut Oil for Chow Chow

Postby quincyandnugget » Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:38 am

Does anyone here give their chow's salmon oil/coconut oil? I've been researching for a while now and I've read good reviews about them, especially the salmon oil. So for anyone that's given their chow salmon oil/coconut oil, I'll have to ask-- does it really work wonders for their skin & coat? and which is better, the salmon oil or coconut oil? And how do you give it to your pup-- do you mix it with their food, rub it in their fur before giving them bath or? :) Thank you in advance! Really eager to read your replies because I've really been wanting to try out the oils :)

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Re: Salmon Oil & Coconut Oil for Chow Chow

Postby kingalls » Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:04 pm

Have not specifically given salmon oil...just fish oil to my pack. I think that for both humans and canines, coconut oil is over-rated. My Chow's coat have been pretty good - but want to say that I did not bath my Chows (and now the current pack). The groomer said that because they did not do regular bathing, the lanolin in their coat was not washed out and so their coat was much better and easier to groom. We have an ASD/Chow mix and he loves the brushing. His coat is very nice.
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Re: Salmon Oil & Coconut Oil for Chow Chow

Postby FurParent » Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:21 pm

kingalls wrote:Have not specifically given salmon oil...just fish oil to my pack. I think that for both humans and canines, coconut oil is over-rated. My Chow's coat have been pretty good - but want to say that I did not bath my Chows (and now the current pack). The groomer said that because they did not do regular bathing, the lanolin in their coat was not washed out and so their coat was much better and easier to groom. We have an ASD/Chow mix and he loves the brushing. His coat is very nice.


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Re: Salmon Oil & Coconut Oil for Chow Chow

Postby Chow Tribe » Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:05 am

I give EFAs as they are called in their food,so a good fish oil,from a reputable pet store.Also the coconut oil should be unrefined.The refined stuff is passed through charcoal to get rid of the pulp.,so it isnt really the best thing.It is internal useage for both.Be careful with the EFAs.too much will give them the runs.Did you know coconut oil actually takes the tartar off their teeth!? I give them each a tablespoon every night at bed time.
Re EFAS for dogs ,see here.http://www.carnivora.ca/html/learning_c ... /index.cfm

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Re: Salmon Oil & Coconut Oil for Chow Chow

Postby JasonandNat » Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:12 pm

Want a good coat? Add some Epson salt to their bath. Better than all the extra stuff.

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Re: Salmon Oil & Coconut Oil for Chow Chow

Postby Cindy J » Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:02 am

JasonandNat wrote:Want a good coat? Add some Epson salt to their bath. Better than all the extra stuff.


I have never heard of using Epsom salt before! My crew absolutely love canned Salmon and Mackerel so they get it mixed with their food a few times a week.
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Re: Salmon Oil & Coconut Oil for Chow Chow

Postby perriejinnie » Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:04 am

I'm not sure about their benefits to Chow's coat, but most often I use Salmon oil. I have heard that coconut oil is an overrated thing and so I won't recommend it with confidence.
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Re: Salmon Oil & Coconut Oil for Chow Chow

Postby rmb » Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:29 am

Ulra Oil Skin & Coat Supplement Sardine, Anchovie and Hemp provides 3, 6 and 9

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Re: Salmon Oil & Coconut Oil for Chow Chow

Postby JasonandNat » Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:47 am

Well we seem to be lucky with coats, of course tossing them a salmon is how they prefer it. ;) We feed the flash frozen foods with lots of good meats and some veggies our guys could pass on that except sweet potato, they love that. Throw in a steak or two a month (grass fed local), some chicken (grass fed free range local) and a bit of bison (grass fed free range local) and all the squirrels, rabbits, turkeys, and foxes they can catch and things are good. They spend a few weeks a year in the ocean, they love it and so does their coats, rest of the years is monthly sometimes weekly (mud, creek muck, etc) baths with oatmeal shampoo and a dab of Dawn with a cup of Epsom Salts. Finish with a big industrial fan for fast drying. Whatever works for you.

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Re: Salmon Oil & Coconut Oil for Chow Chow

Postby chowchowdaddy » Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:06 pm

We've given ours a couple of squirts of salmon oil every night with their food, and have done this for years. They have gorgeous, full coats! Whether or not it actually works is anyone's guess, but I'm not going to question!


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