Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Raw Coconut Sap Vinegar for Dogs and Cats


Organic, raw coconut sap vinegar has many health benefits for dogs and cats.

★ 4 min read

Coconut sap vinegar contains amino acids, vitamins, minerals, digestive enzymes and probiotics. Coconut sap vinegar has a milder taste than apple cider vinegar (ACV). If your dog or cat isn't fond of ACV she may like coconut sap vinegar instead.

Raw coconut sap vinegar (CSV) can be used as a dietary supplement and a topical treatment.

The only ingredient in naturally fermented, unpasteurized, organic CSV is fresh coconut sap.

How It's Made - Fermented Simply, Naturally
To harvest coconut sap, bamboo containers are secured to the coconut palm. Then coconut blossom stems are tapped. The sap from the blossom stem drips into the bamboo containers. The fresh sap is left to naturally ferment. The fermentation process takes 8 to 10 weeks. The fermentation process is pure, no starters or additives used.

CSV contains ‘mother of vinegar’. Mother of vinegar is a naturally-formed nutrient rich sediment you’ll see at the bottom of the raw organic coconut sap vinegar bottle.

Raw Coconut Sap Vinegar's Nutritional Value
Raw coconut sap vinegar has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. CSV can help:
  • Prevent food borne pathogens. 
  • Fight candida overgrowth.
Organic raw coconut sap vinegar contains all nine (9) essential amino acids in plant-based form. Coconut sap vinegar also contains eight (8) non-essential amino acids…
  • Alanine 
  • Arginine 
  • Aspartic acid 
  • Glycine 
  • Glutamic acid 
  • Histidine 
  • Isoleucine 
  • Leucine 
  • Lysine 
  • Methioine 
  • Phenylalanine
  • Proline 
  • Serine 
  • Threonine 
  • Tyrosine 
  • Trytophan 
  • Valine
Raw coconut blossom sap has a higher concentration of vitamins and minerals than fresh raw apples. Raw, organic coconut sap vinegar is a nutrient-rich alternative to organic ACV.  

Raw coconut sap vinegar is a rich source of vitamins: 
  • Vitamin B1 
  • Vitamin B2 
  • Vitamin B3 (biotin) 
  • Vitamin B6 
  • Vitamin B7 
  • Vitamin B8 (inositol) 
  • Vitamin B9 (folic acid) 
  • Vitamin B12 
  • Vitamin C
  • and Choline, an essential nutrient for overall health.
Mineral Rich
CSV is a rich source of bioavailable: 
  • Magnesium 
  • Sulfur 
  • Potassium
  • Phosphorus 
  • Plus boron, calcium, iron and zinc.
Raw Coconut Sap Vinegar For Health

pH Balancing, Anti-inflammatory, Natural Anti-parasitic Aid
The acetic acid content in coconut sap vinegar is body pH balancing. A balanced body pH is important to help protect your dog and cat from:
  • Inflammatory disease.
  • Insects and parasites.
Use coconut sap vinegar with other pH balancing species appropriate fresh foods and herbs.

Gallic and Vanillic Acids
Raw coconut sap vinegar contains gallic and vanillic acids. These acids provide many health benefits, including:
  • Anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic activity.
  • Antioxidant, oxidative stress-reducing activity.
  • Gastrointestinal support.
  • Cardiovascular support.
  • Metabolic health promoting.
  • Oral, skin and urinary tract health support.
Liver and Kidney Health Support
Raw coconut sap vinegar is a detox aid and may help reduce oxidative stress on your dog’s and cat’s liver and kidneys.

Digestive Health
CSV helps support the gut biome by providing: 
  • Digestive enzymes 
  • Prebiotics 
  • Probiotics 
CSV also helps prevent and treat acid reflux (GERD).

Heart Health
Raw organic coconut vinegar may help prevent oxidative stress and reduce ‘bad’ cholesterol.

Metabolic Health
Raw organic coconut vinegar is very low on the glycemic index. If your companion animal is overweight: 
  • Feed your dog and cat a biologically appropriate diet. 
  • Consider including raw coconut vinegar with meals 1x per day.
  • Raw coconut vinegar may aid insulin sensitivity and improve digestion of fats.
Served with a meal, CSV may help gently speed-up your dog and cat's metabolism and promote loss of excess body weight.

How To Include Coconut Sap Vinegar In Your Dog and Cat's Diet
CSV can be included in the daily diet, or included a few times per week.

Your companion animal may like coconut sap vinegar added to food, kefir or goat’s milk, or bone broth. You can also add CSV to your companion animal’s fresh drinking water.

Allow your dog or cat to self-select raw coconut sap vinegar. Some dogs and cats will select to have CSV on a daily basis, several times a week or not at all.

Recommended Dosage

🐈 πŸ• X-Small Dogs and Cats
2 lbs to 14 lbs – ¼ to ½ tsp, 1x per day.

πŸ• Small Dogs
15 lbs to 34 lbs – ½ to 1 tsp per day.
   
🐩 Medium Dogs
35 lbs to 55 lbs – 1 tsp to 2 tsps per day.

🐩 Large Dogs
56 lbs to 84 lbs – 2 tsps to 1 tbsp per day

🐩 X-Large Dogs
85 lbs to 134 lbs – 1.5 tbsp per day

🐩 Dogs over 135 lbs – 1.5 tbsp to 2 tbsp per day.

Cautions
  • If your dog or cat has a health issue, medical condition and/or is on conventional drugs: 
  • Before offering coconut sap vinegar, check for drug interactions and health-issue contradictions.
  • Fermented products aren't appropriate for some health issues and conditions.
  • If your dog or cat is suffering from an irritated intestinal tract, don't give her CSV.
  • Some individuals can be hypersensitive or intolerant to coconut products.
Coconut Sap Vinegar Topical Use
CSV is an excellent skin and fur cleansing, nourishing rinse

Body Rinse, Paw Wash or Spray-on
Prepare a solution of 1-part CSV to 1-part water (50:50 solution). Use as a partial or full-body rinse, paw wash or spray. This 50:50 solution may help skin and paw discomfort caused by candida overgrowth.

Ear Cleaning
Prepare a 50:50 solution of CSV to water. Apply the CSV solution to a clean soft pad or cloth. Squeeze out excess liquid. Use the pad or soft cloth to gently wipe around the inner ear flap.

If you dog or cat has an ear infection make sure you address the root cause.

Skunk Spray Treatment
Sponge undiluted coconut sap vinegar onto fur and skin.
Allow the vinegar to air dry on fur and skin.
Then shampoo and rinse with a non-toxic shampoo.
This article provides a comprehensive natural protocol for treating skunk spray incidents.

Cautions
Broken Skin
Don’t use undiluted vinegar on broken skin as the vinegar may cause a stinging sensation. Make sure you dilute the raw coconut sap vinegar. If treating broken skin use 1-part CSV to 4 parts filtered tap water.

Eyes
Avoid getting CSV in your companion animal’s eyes. CSV may cause a stinging sensation.

Test First
When first using a new topical substance always do an initial test-spot. Wait at least several hours before proceeding to a full application. Don’t proceed if an adverse reaction occurs during test application. Some individuals are hypersensitive to coconut.

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✔︎ Maintenance of Health
✔︎ Addressing Health Issues and Conditions
✔︎ Custom designed whole food diets, raw and gently cooked.
✔︎ Recommendations for commercial whole food diets.
✔︎ Recommendation and specification of...
✔︎ Species Appropriate:
✔︎ Whole foods
✔︎ Treats
✔︎ Herbs
✔︎ Alternative medicines
✔︎ Supplemental foods
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Thursday, 23 May 2019

Eggs for Dogs, Cats - How Much Egg to Serve, Raw, Cooked and Recipes Your Guide to Eggs Part Four






Part Four of your Complete Guide to Eggs for Dogs and Cats...

Eggs are a powerhouse of nutrition for your dog and cat's health.

In this part of the Guide you'll find advice on:
  • How often to include egg in your dogs and cat's diet.
  • How much egg to serve your dog and cat.
  • How to serve raw egg.
  • How to serve cooked egg.
  • Egg recipes for your dog and cat.

How Often to Include Egg in Your Dogs and Cat's Diet


Include egg in your dogs and cats diet:
πŸ₯š Several days a week, or;
πŸ₯š Daily.

How Much Egg to Serve Your Dog and Cat


🐈 Cat
πŸ₯„ 1 tablespoon, 1 times to 2 times per day.

πŸ• Extra-Small Dog
πŸ₯„ 1 tablespoon, 1 times to 2 times per day.

πŸ• Small Dog
πŸ₯„πŸ₯š 2 tablespoons up to 1 small egg per day.

🐩 Medium Dog
πŸ₯š 1 egg per day, medium to large egg.

🐩 Large Dog
πŸ₯š 1 egg per day, medium to large egg.

🐩 X-Large Dog
πŸ₯šπŸ₯š 1 to 2 eggs per day, medium to large egg. 

Treats Anyone? Egg is a Perfect Whole Food Treat


Think Eggs.

If you're currently using pet store treats offer egg instead. By doing so you improve your companion animal's diet and you avoid all the nasty food additives.

How to Serve Raw Egg


It's so simple!

Crack the egg shell on the side of your dog's food bowl.
Place the entire egg (white yolk and cracked shell) in the bowl and let your dog enjoy!

Don't worry about the edges of the cracked egg shell. The cracked shell won't cut your dog's mouth. Your dog will crunch the shell up. Egg shell in large or small pieces won't harm a dog's mouth or gastrointestinal track.

If your dog doesn't like the shell give her the egg white and yolk. But don't throw the sell out! You'll see further below the shell has other nutritional uses.

Most cats aren't interested in crunching through cracked egg shell. A kitty's interest is in the white and yolk!

If the raw egg is for a cat or small dog:
  • Crack the egg.
  • Place the egg white and yolk in a small bowl.
  • Whisk the egg and yolk together then serve.
  • You can store the raw whisked egg in a small glass container in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days.

How To Serve Cooked Egg - Recipes


If you want to keep it simple offer...

Boiled Egg πŸ₯š
  • Boil, cool to room temperature and serve.

Scrambled Eggs 🍳
  • Scramble eggs in a fry pan with a little cold-pressed unrefined organic coconut oil.
  • Allow the eggs to cool.
  • Serve slightly warm or room temperature.
  • Optional Ingredients:
  • You can add cheese.
  • See this scrambled egg recipe for dogs and cats.

Frittata πŸ₯šπŸ§€πŸ„πŸ₯¦πŸ…
You can make your dog and cat frittata with these ingredients...
  • Eggs.
  • Cheese - find out what's good and what's not here.
  • Mushrooms - see a list of dog and cat-safe and healthy mushrooms here.
  • Veggies -  sweet color peppers, fresh tomato and other options here.

Pancakes and Waffle Recipes πŸ₯ž

These are no-grain, no starchy carbs pancake and waffles that make a fun:
  • Healing meal.
  • Treat.
  • Doggie birthday cake!
Species appropriate pancake and waffle recipes for dogs here.

And how about that egg shell...

Egg Shell Powder Recipe 🍚

Eggshell powder is an excellent source of bioavailable calcium for dogs and cats.

Try ground egg shell powder if your dog or cat is on a raw diet but not doing well with whole or finely ground bone.

If you've considered making your dogs and cat's food this may be your inspiration to get started!

For the egg shell powder recipe go here.

Not making eggshell powder? Try this...

Natural Egg Shell Membrane (NEM) πŸ’ͺ🏻

The membrane of the eggshell is very good for your dogs and cats joint health.

Egg shell membrane is easy to peel away from raw egg shell. NEM is a simple natural whole food supplement you can add to your dogs or cat's meal.

You can read more about health benefits of NEM here.

Your Complete Guide to Eggs for Dogs:

πŸ₯š Part I -     Simply Good Eggs for Dogs and Cats
                        A Complete Food to a Perfect Food

πŸ₯š Part II -   How Wholesome is That Egg for Your Dog, Cat? 
                        How to Select the Best Eggs!

πŸ₯š Part III - How Safe Are Eggs for Dogs and Cats?
                       Myths and Truths

⭐️ Part IV - Eggs for Dogs, Cats - How Much Egg to Serve
                       Raw, Cooked and Recipes

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Do you need support and guidance tailored to suit your needs? Individual support is available through my client services.

My Client Services are Available Worldwide
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈUSA
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦Canada
πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§UK
πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊAustralia
πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΊEurope
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡·Costa Rica and other Central American Countries
πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ͺUnited Arab Emirates
πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺSweden and other Scandinavian Countries
πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬Singapore and other Countries in Asia

Consultations and Sessions
πŸ“§Email
πŸ“žPhone
πŸ“±FaceTime
πŸ“±FaceBook video or voice
πŸ’»Skype
πŸ“–Holistic Wellness eBooks custom designed to suit
🚢In-person Sessions only available in Ontario, Canada.

Holistic Wellness Services for Dogs and Cats πŸ•πŸˆ
✔︎ Maintenance of Health
✔︎ Addressing Health Issues and Conditions
✔︎ Custom designed whole food diets, raw and gently cooked.
✔︎ Recommendations for commercial whole food diets.
✔︎ Recommendation and specification of...
✔︎ Species Appropriate:
✔︎ Whole foods
✔︎ Treats
✔︎ Herbs
✔︎ Alternative medicines
✔︎ Supplemental foods
✔︎ Treatment and Remedy

Holistic Behaviorist Services for Dogs πŸ•

Affiliations to Companies - none.
I don’t sell food or supplements. 
I am NOT aligned with any companies. 
I prefer to select best solutions for my individual clients’ situation.

Contact me
karen@ottawavalleydogwhisperer.ca to discuss your requirements and quote for services.

Article and graphics by Karen Rosenfeld.