Chocolate and other sweets can cause heart attack if your ferret ate a lot of them. I'm not saying it doesn't work. Your ferret is also sure to develop a beautiful and shiny coat. Ensure that you feed them every once in a while with meat and food pellets. And youâre right I noticed it only lays on the top of the skin and didnât seem to penetrate! I've used Emu...it's really expensive and I don't see that it did any difference than say salmon oil (it claims all sort of healthy properties too) My guys liked it (I've got a friend who raises emu), so I will buy it occasionally. Just curious, why does everyone say to use extra virgin olive oil instead of just plain olive oil? 95 ($0.81/Fl Oz) $14.95 $14.95. Try applying coconut oil about 15 to 30 minutes before you wash, focusing on the midsection and ends of your hair. If you can find cold-pressed coconut oil, that will be even better. The coconut oil will act as both your cooking oil and a flavor booster, giving your popcorn a mildly sweet and almost nutty flavor. We asked some holistic veterinarians all about cats and coconut oil. Does coconut oil expire? If your ferret habitually digs litter out of the box, try putting in less. This also makes sure that they are not bored with the food that they are eating. Unless you are showing, there probably really isnât a need for it. Iâve created an article on how everyone should be utilizing it in their hair regimen. While studies on coconut oil are sparse when it comes to the vagina, the dermatology data is reassuring, and the risk of using it is almost nonexistent. This can often lead to diarrhea. I just browsed through a couple of links, there's a ton of information out there. For best results, use coconut oil twice a day for a week. I use a mix of marine fish oils (sardine, anchovy and mackerel, it's preserved with vit e) It's not cheap, sets me back $50 for a litre. Yes. To use coconut oil for dry eyes, place two to three drops of oil into the affected eye. Then we can get her clean and moisturize her â¦ I put a plate of coconut oil in for them and w/in 2 days not a single cough from a single ferret from then on. Never give your ferret fruits, nuts, vegetables, sweets, and processed food. I also use seal oil that I also get from a local company, which I buy by the case. Many people consider coconut oil, especially the organic and virgin ones, to be a superfood. Coconut oil can lower cholesterol, cure skin problems, and helpful for those with Alzheimerâs. The amount I feed is minimal because I'm still not sure that it isn't a lot of hype to be honest. I believe coconut oil is safe to try in moderation for vaginal dryness. Pre-wash protector: When applied pre-shampoo, coconut oil can stop your hair from soaking up too much water (and, in turn, stave off damage and dryness). You'd have to watch for nut allergies...they cannot process it, properly..veggies right. If you have time, you can also feed them natural food and prepare them yourself. If you're using a latex condoms, you shouldn't use coconut oil â¦ Welcome Guest. My fuzzbutts will not touch virgin, extra virgin, shmirgin, or any other kind of olive oil! This means that their diet requires them to eat meat and lots of protein. I've fed only protein oils until the last year or so. But they LUUUUUV light olive oil, holisticferret.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=medicine&action=display&thread=4968. Use this mixture into your ears with the help of an eyedropper. I've fed coconut oil - my guys absolutely adore it (and it's great for skin and hair, too, for us people). Plain Water â Some donât use anything to wash their ferrets except water. This just started. Too strong-tasting I guess. Reply. Besides laxative effect and help with hairballs, coconut oil can make your ferretâ¦ I plan to start giving my ferrets a bit of coconut oil on occasion too since I started using it for myself. It all started with one ferret and a tumour. I prefer not to have to deal with capsules because so often they've got other "interesting" fillers such as soya (which is mostly a GM product now). I also use coconut oil as a treat for my ferrets and cats and they all seem to enjoy it as saturated fats are not harmful to carnivore animals as carnivores canât build arterial plaque. Many people use coconut oil to treat face acne and prevent further outbreaks of spots, pimples, and pustules.. Acne is caused when excess sebum and dead skins cells clog up pores. Fill an eyedropper with warm virgin coconut oil and put several drops into your ear canal. They just apply the oil on the skin injuries and balding areas to help the fur grow back and to make it look healthier. These pores can become inflamed â¦ I use it here for everything from removing my eye makeup, conditioning my hair and skin, cooking, even for treating my wood when I dust. I don't really give any oils to the ferrets since I ran out of salmon awhile back. If has any weird reaction, then it would be best to stop fiving him coconut oil. My ferret often seems like her skin is dry, so sometimes I'll fill a tupperware container we use as her bath with warm water, and add in coconut oil. Ferrets are obligate carnivorous. It helps in removing makeup and gives a glowing skin. The thing with olive oil is that it supposedly has anti inflammatory properties and helps reduce tumours. I've heard it is ok, and my ferrets love the taste. Other pet owners use VCO topically. I don't feed it everyday, but in moderation it's a great way to get variety (just watch out for sensitivities). The smaller fish have less time to accumulate contaminants and they're not farmed like salmon. That's why anecdotal information is so sketchy. Only good to give them a tiny bit at a time? Coconut oil can lower cholesterol, cure skin problems, and helpful for those with Alzheimer’s. I know raw feeding works. Read the labels and check the nutrients and ingredients. Others give this in order to give their ferrets healthier and shinier fur. » Petting : Dilute 1 drop of ferret-safe essential oil in 2 drops of carrier oil such as coconut oil. Although they will eat most, if not all, of the food that you give them, ensure that they are only consuming healthy food. It can soothe dry, itchy skin resulting from eczema and help prevent infection. Reply. I think a lot of these claims don't bear in mind that tumours go into remission. Additionally, youâll need to gently shake the pot so all the kernels can cook evenly. If it works for you little ones then do it. Coconut oil is no longer just a fadâit's a full on national obsession. Make sure that you don’t add flavors and salt when preparing them. Liquefy 1 tablespoon of coconut oil by rubbing it gently between your hands. I don't get what makes it different. Can they process olive oil? When you are giving your ferret oil for the first time, observe it, because ferrets can have allergies or some other reaction to it. Observe any possible changes in his disposition or the way he eats. You can give your ferret coconut oil in a small amount, meaning less than half a spoon daily. I know its high in saturated fats but the good kind. SHOW MORE. oz- Bottle May Vary. Coconut Oil â It has been recommended to add a little bit of coconut oil into their water. For obtaining additional benefits of coconut oil, one can heat one cup of coconut oil with two minced garlic cloves, in a small saucepan for about a minute. If you get the green light from your vet to use coconut oil on your cat, be sure to choose unrefined (often called "virgin") coconut oil. Coconut oil can also help treat and prevent this irritating condition due to the presence of lauric acid and caprylic acid, which disrupt the growth of fungal cells and eradicate them. Is it helping them...maybe. 1 EXPERT ANSWERS. Reply. Always give them high-protein meat-based food. Pixie acts like its poison. The supplements, that's a different story. All it would take would be for me to have a wee one with an aggressive or stubborn tumour and it to suddenly heal up, stop weeping, scab over and if I recently changed oils or anything for that matter I could claim that whatever I changed cured or put the tumour in remission. Being a healthy food supplement, many studies are already been done to test its effectiveness with animals. Many ferret owners give their pets a quarter spoonful of VCO (virgin coconut oil) daily. Yes you can and you can also use fermented rice water too. Supposedly, they can make use of the anti-inflammatory properties. There are certain foods that must be avoided for ferret’s health. This allows feces to be passed easily. Seemingly dogs can reap some benefits, people are feeding it to their cats and ferrets (yes, they are mentioned) but there is no feedback as to the outcome. I've seen these promises before...many, many times. Fractionated Coconut Oil â 100% Pure & Natural Premium Therapeutic Grade - Coconut Carrier Oil for Essential Oils, Massage, Moisturizing for Skin & Hair, Great for Dogs â 16 fl. Can we feed our feline family members coconut oil or use it to protect their skin and coats? a long time ago I read a articular about organic coconut oil. If dry skin on his paw pads or nose bothers your pooch, a little coconut oil rubbed into his skin provides moisture and prevents or relieves dryness. Cooldown the mixture and put it in a bottle. Keeping your ferret in a good shape is your responsibility. Use coconut oil on your face much like you would use any night cream. Vary the food that you are giving them so they have all the nutrients they need in a day. It's not harmful. Glad I read this!! The thread wasn't about coconut oil but it was mentioned within the thread. June 13, 2020, 4:23 pm. This is to prevent hairballs and also acts as a laxative in case your ferret has constipation. I put the coconut oil on my face to make it look more shiny and dewy which only lasted temporarily. Pour in a spray bottle, spritz and wipe the cage or use after cleaning litter. Get it as soon as Wed, Dec 2. I wanted to see if any of you know if organic coconut oil is ok to give ferrets as a replacement for extra virgin olive oil. Miracle from heaven. I feed it to my dogs, the ferrets don't like it, I tried it on them once and they just ignored it. Ferrets do not cover their stool like cats, so only a thin layer of litter (just enough to cover the bottom of the pan) is needed. Make sure that you research and know what kind of meals and dishes are appropriate for your fuzzy pet. They can only digest meat, while others may either be passed through their feces. Most of the supplements that are used are garnered from information for the use with humans. They did a study on pig to fatten them up. You need to be a responsible owner and control your ferret in nibbling every treat. If you do put it in their food, use only a small amount, such as half the size of a pea. mixed into one can of wet food. After the oil melts, I'll bring the water down in temperature and put her in. Not only will it make them soft, but they will smell great! Always be careful with what you’re feeding to your pet. It makes the skin supple, improves digestion, and clears up most of the simple health problems. Conditioner: Like any good conditioner, coconut oil may help strengthen the hair shaft and prevent breakage. I've always read extra virgin olive oil helps prevent against the bacteria heliobacter, which causes ulcers in ferrets. Play with him always and keep him happy. Remember that ferrets have a fast metabolism. This is the reason why many pet owners are also using this essential oil for their furry friends. Trixie likes it, but Pixie and Dixie are NOT fans. I know that coconut oil has become the "new in" in fats. They come and go. That's why I tell people it's a plant based product, they really don't make much use of it and they will have to do their own conclusions. Please Login or Register. It makes the skin supple, improves digestion, and clears up most of the simple health problems. I put the coconut oil on my ends before I take a shower to avoid stripping too much oil when I shampoo. As an ingredient in a flea-repellent treatment. Since ferrets are picky pets, there are certain foods that you cannot feed them. Can you honestly tell without bloodwork and biopsies, I don't think so. You certainly won't harm your little ones but I'm not sure you will be doing them any good either. Salmon oil is an excellent supplement for a ferretâs dietâ¦ ferrets will benefit from the omega-3s just like dogs and cats. Among these cooking oils, coconut oil is known to have the longest shelf life. It’s not just what food you give your ferret, but also the quality time you give him that makes you a good pet owner. The benefits of salmon oil have influenced many pet owners, including ferret parents, to incorporate salmon oil into their fur babiesâ diets. Ferrets aren't humans, dogs aren't humans. Even if you are giving them as fun and new treats, these are not healthy and do not provide your ferret with any nutrients at all. Dry skin. Has changing it helped...it cut my costs by a third (the protein oils are a lot more expensive)....has it worked to help my guys get less tumours, increased their lifespan? Add coconut oil directly to a pet's food. erica. And some of my postoperative C-section patients find that coconut oil tends to reduce the appearance of the scarring. Use it as a flea-repellent, even if your pet has no fleas. I believe Jennifer posted it originally on the old HFF. You can also lay a folded section â¦ Unless there's a study that proves the information, you don't know if it works. If it is a cat, use approximately 1/8 tsp. Coconut oil is considered to be a superfood, but can you give your ferret coconut oil? I have mixed olive oil with cod liver oil, but cod liver oil has high vitamin content so it's not a good base oil, right? They say coconut oil can be great for health reasons. Beauty wise, coconut oil has become really helpful for skin and hair purposes. They may have different reactions with new oil. If more is put in, many ferrets will dig it out. Many people consider coconut oil, especially the organic and virgin ones, to be a superfood. Steps for using coconut oil overnight. It is organic and cold pressed 100% coconut oil, zero addatives. Refined coconut oil does not have the theoretical benefits and may even be unhealthy. Blessing. There are two varieties of coconut oil, refined and virgin coconut oil (unrefined). should I call my dermatolagist or just stop the retina and continue the coconut oil. I honestly don't know for sure. They say coconut oil can be great for health reasons. Make sure that you pick high-quality food pellet and ferret food. ... Purified water, natural blend of oats, coconut oil and sugar-derived cleansers, glycerin, preservative, Vitamin E, Vitamin B-5, and natural raspberry fragrance. I'm not sure that coconut provides that benefit (I noticed that it too bears these claims from prowling a couple of sites). These aren’t healthy for ferrets. Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer. I actually use light olive oil....my guys won't even consider the regular or the EVO....Guess I should watch what acronym I use, I just bought 2 bottles of EVOO. I also use light olive oil. Other ferrets also experience other effects with such essential oils. Coconut oil can also be used as a moisturizer the have better coats. This will detach the wax and cause it to exit by itself. Don’t force your pet to take it if he doesn’t like it. Of course, you want your pet to be with you for a longer time. A wide range of cooking oils with different uses is available in the largest supermarkets or even the smallest grocery stores near you. Also, be aware that not all coconut oils taste the same. Although your pet may enjoy these foods, these may pose a health risk. Coconut oil does this safely and naturally because it contains â¦ Any time any product is introduced into a sensitive part of your body, it is important to monitor for signs of contact dermatitis or worsening symptoms. As far as I can see, there is nothing about it being beneficial for carnivores. Water and oil do not mix, so having wet hair before applying any oil treatment is counterproductive. Best Way to Use Coconut Oil on Dogs or Cats. Truthfully, don't know. One caveat: In some dogs, coconut oil can actually cause an allergic reaction. First off I just want to say how flipping cute is the new forum banner! You can start with cooked meat, like chicken, lamb, turkey, and others. Coconut oil is gaining in popularity with humans for things like cooking, hair care, and even as a moisturizer. Salmon oil is a great treat that can be used for distracting your ferret when clipping nails or cleaning ears. I"m very sceptical these days of jumping on the bandwagon so to speak. It would be best to give it once every few weeks to prevent any alteration in his diet. Ingber notes that coconut oil can degrade latex, increasing the likelihood that a latex condom will tear during intercourse. I was thinking about switching my cook oils again. If you are giving VCO for the first time, make sure that they don’t have any reaction to it. Just be careful, if you give them more than maybe a half teaspoon at a time they can get oily diarrhea! Partly this is also because of their diet. I've been using a retina compound .05 for about 1 and a half months almost every night and now my face is peeling. Move your jaw around to work the VCO down into the canal. » Cage Cleaning : Use a mix of ½ cup of white vinegar, ½ cup of water and 5 drops of a ferret-safe essential oil. I don't think I've used salmon oil in years. I never understood why everyone says ferrets can't process plant based oils, but yet olive oil always gets a pass, even though it's also from a plant. Visit my website Indienikole.com to learn the background, preparation, how to apply it, and the benefits along with using coconut oil for your hair. Word travels fast these days and suddenly the word gets distorted then one ferret becomes dozens and then it's a cure. My athlete patients also use coconut oil on their nipples to prevent chaffing. If you choose to use coconut oil for a moisturizer, use a â¦ Coconut oil for treating acne. They have to eat at least eight times a day. Those numbers don't lie....I've been feeding raw for over 15 yrs. March 19, 2014 at 12:55 AM. But are there any benefits of coconut oil for cats? You can use coconut oil three different ways. $12.95 $ 12. I put coconut oil n every morning. Baby Shampoo â I have seen passionate ferret moms recommend baby shampoo for washing their dirty ferrets. Never give your ferret too much VCO. I've got more cardiac problems but it's the ferrets not the supplement. 5. Try to use it at approximately half the dose of what is recommended for cats and dogs. Fruits and vegetables, for one, can cause intestinal blockage which can harm your pet. Sometimes, it just makes us feel like we're doing something right, when we're in a situation that we're powerless to change. Some of those kernels will bounce around with a stronger force than what occurs in the microwave, so supervise your popcorn. Lots of water is also important to their diet. Make sure that you keep an eye on your pet after giving him oils. I use a whitening shampoo on my lighter ferrets and it really does work (not all do, but I like mine). Click here to remove banner ads from this forum. 4.7 out of 5 stars 4,899. My biggest lifesaver right now is the DES implant, it has nothing to do with supplements...but I know it's working. Anyway, I have 3 giant (HUGE HUGE) jars of coconut oil. If it is for the cat's skin, warm the oil in your hands first to liquify it, and give your cat an all-over body massage, working it down to the skin and especially where â¦ I didn't have problems before, the ones with tumours are still getting them, so it's not stopping my guys from getting tumours. Treat fleas that are already present on your pet. I'm just saying I"m old and sceptical. Stop using it if the coconut oil aggravates your dogâs skin ailment.
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