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June 11, 2015 at 12:07 am #74177 Report Abuse
I was looking to buy a thing of coconut oil after doing some research on brands that are good, I found none to my likings. I seen several people say the Swansons has a weird chemical taste, I seen Nativa go moldy quickly. So anyone got any they’ve tried and is very good?June 11, 2015 at 10:19 am #74180 Report Abusecrazy4catsParticipant
I’ve had good luck with the jar I bought at Trader Joe’s!June 11, 2015 at 11:28 am #74183 Report AbuseBobby dogMember
I use Spectrum Unrefined Organic (Wal-Mart, grocery stores, drug stores, on-line) or Better Body Foods (BJ’s, on-line) Extra Virgin Organic coconut oils. I use both of these coconut oils for cooking as well as share with my zoo. I have never had any issues with flavor or shelf life with either product.June 11, 2015 at 12:26 pm #74186 Report AbuseDoriMember
The coconut oil that I use is Coco-Therapy. I’ve been using it for a long time, have gone through many jars, varying sizes, and have never had a problem with any of them. Oh, and it actually smells like coconuts. I use it myself also, not just for the dogs.June 11, 2015 at 8:44 pm #74204 Report AbuseweezerweeksParticipant
I also use coco therapy. I used several others before finding this one and I love it.June 11, 2015 at 9:14 pm #74206 Report AbuseDogFoodieMember
I use Nutiva all the time. I’ve never had an issue with mold. I have it on Amazon Subscribe and Save.June 11, 2015 at 10:30 pm #74212 Report AbuseCockalierMomMember
I use Nature’s Way Extra Virgin Organic, pure and unrefined. I give to the girls but I use a lot more for myself in cooking since it smells and tastes like coconut. It may take a month to several months to use a jar and it always stays fresh tasting with no mold issues.June 12, 2015 at 12:01 am #74225 Report Abuse
The one I swear by is sold by Costco – $17.99 or so for a 54oz-jar! And it is pure, extra-virgin, organic, cold-pressed, unrefined, the whole shebang. Love it! We use it in my homemade products and to eat for us and Bruno, and on Bruno’s coat. It is called Carrington Farms.June 12, 2015 at 1:10 pm #74290 Report Abuse
Wow, thanks everyone for all the recommendations! This will definitely help me out as I was having troubles finding other brands. 🙂June 12, 2015 at 6:21 pm #74295 Report AbusePitloveMember
i just picked up some at walmart. is it safe for cats? just wondering cuz she seems to love it. its the same one Naturella uses.
June 12, 2015 at 10:37 pm #74323 Report Abuse
- This reply was modified 7 years, 9 months ago by Pitlove.
Great Pitlove 🙂
In my other thread I had mentioned I was working on buying a bag of Orijen to try out. I found out non of my local pet stores sell it and nor can they get it in from there distributor apparently. I was thinking of just ordering it offline, can anyone recommend a place online that is decent and cheap? I tried chewy, but to me amazon has it cheaper then them. Chewy always seems to be more expensive.June 12, 2015 at 11:13 pm #74324 Report Abuse
Chris, have you tried petflow.com and wag.com? They may have decent prices. Just open all 4 sites at once and compare the prices of Orijen.June 12, 2015 at 11:14 pm #74326 Report Abuse
@pitlove – my understanding is that Coconut oil is great for cats too but I’d ask in the Cat food recommendations thread.June 14, 2015 at 6:08 pm #74391 Report Abuse
Thanks Naturella for the other sites as I’ll check them out right now. I happened to bought another bag of Merricks Back Country for him for now.June 14, 2015 at 6:29 pm #74392 Report AbuseBobby dogMember
It always pays to compare prices from different sites! I order from Petflow frequently and have always been happy with their service and prices; their delivery is fast too. Even if you don’t order anything from them right now sign up for their e-mail alerts, they have pretty good one day sales that I take advantage of quite often!June 14, 2015 at 11:51 pm #74401 Report Abuse
I second Bobby Dog – I get emails with deals ALL the time, sometimes I use them, sometimes I don’t. But it is always good to know! 🙂June 15, 2015 at 10:07 am #74426 Report AbuseC4DMember
Everyone here has given you some great advice. I’ve used several of the brands mentioned here. I’ve never had a problem with Nutiva and the company has great customer service when I called with questions. I’ve used the Costco brand, Nature’s Way, Barleans and PLNT (I think it’s Vitamin Shoppes brand). Just make sure it’s unrefined and virgin. I looked up Virgin vs Extra Virgin before I bought coconut oil and that seems to just be a marketing term.
Pitlove, Here are a couple of links about coconut oil for cats:
I’ve had really good luck with petfow and wag. A lot of people like chewy but I haven’t used them yet.
July 24, 2015 at 8:59 pm #76401 Report AbuseLinda MMember
- This reply was modified 7 years, 9 months ago by C4D.
I have used Nutiva on both my GSD for over a year and never had a problem. Course they go thru a jar pretty fast.
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