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CheeseFace via CatKB.com
June 28th 07, 09:02 PM
Can dogs and cats eat safely coconut or drink coconut milk? I haven't been
able to find info on this anywhere & my kitten seems to like it but I want to
be sure it's okay for his health. THANKS! :-)

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Matthew
June 28th 07, 09:22 PM
When in doubt don't do it
I tried and did a web look up but came up with only one thing about mixing
coconut milk and fruit to feed to dogs in a emergency it was on a disaster
site http://www.drbasko.com/emergency.htm


Milk can be hard on a cats digestive system some can't tolerate it at all.
My Rumble thinks my bowl of cereal is his personal food dish and tries to
fish out the cereal when I eat it.


I am sure some one else will pop up with a answer
"CheeseFace via CatKB.com" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Can dogs and cats eat safely coconut or drink coconut milk? I haven't
> been
> able to find info on this anywhere & my kitten seems to like it but I want
> to
> be sure it's okay for his health. THANKS! :-)
>
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cindys
June 28th 07, 09:54 PM
"Matthew" > wrote in message
...
> When in doubt don't do it
> I tried and did a web look up but came up with only one thing about
> mixing coconut milk and fruit to feed to dogs in a emergency it was on a
> disaster site http://www.drbasko.com/emergency.htm
>
>
> Milk can be hard on a cats digestive system some can't tolerate it at all.
> My Rumble thinks my bowl of cereal is his personal food dish and tries to
> fish out the cereal when I eat it.
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Coconut "milk" is not milk at all but the juice of the coconut.
Best regards,
---Cindy S.


>
>
> I am sure some one else will pop up with a answer
> "CheeseFace via CatKB.com" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>> Can dogs and cats eat safely coconut or drink coconut milk? I haven't
>> been
>> able to find info on this anywhere & my kitten seems to like it but I
>> want to
>> be sure it's okay for his health. THANKS! :-)
>>
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>

Matthew
June 29th 07, 05:12 PM
"cindys" > wrote in message
...
>
> "Matthew" > wrote in message
> ...
>> When in doubt don't do it
>> I tried and did a web look up but came up with only one thing about
>> mixing coconut milk and fruit to feed to dogs in a emergency it was on a
>> disaster site http://www.drbasko.com/emergency.htm
>>
>>
>> Milk can be hard on a cats digestive system some can't tolerate it at
>> all. My Rumble thinks my bowl of cereal is his personal food dish and
>> tries to fish out the cereal when I eat it.
> -----------
> Coconut "milk" is not milk at all but the juice of the coconut.
> Best regards,
> ---Cindy S.
>

You are right. I was talking about coconut milk in the can. I have some it
said it contained evaporated milk but my error thanks for the update ;-)

PawsForThought
June 29th 07, 05:53 PM
On Jun 28, 4:02 pm, "CheeseFace via CatKB.com" <[email protected]> wrote:
> Can dogs and cats eat safely coconut or drink coconut milk? I haven't been
> able to find info on this anywhere & my kitten seems to like it but I want to
> be sure it's okay for his health. THANKS! :-)

I use coconut oil on my skin sometimes and as soon as I open the jar,
my cat comes running. She loves it. I give her a few licks off my
finger. If you do give this to your kitten, I would only give a very
small amount, like just a couple of sips. You don't want to upset her
tummy.

Lilah Morgan
June 29th 07, 06:07 PM
"CheeseFace via CatKB.com" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Can dogs and cats eat safely coconut or drink coconut milk? I haven't
been
> able to find info on this anywhere & my kitten seems to like it but I want
to
> be sure it's okay for his health. THANKS! :-)
>
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I think coconut 'milk' would be safe, since as previously mentioned it's not
technically milk. After I was born, it was discovered that I couldn't
tolerate milk of any kind...breast milk, cow/goat/etc...no actual milk
worked for me. I lost 3lbs in a week(I wish I could do that now). Coconut
'milk' was discovered as the only thing I could tolerate. I always had a
fondness for the stuff, but it wasn't until a couple years when my mother
told me that when I finally understood why. I'm a weird person who tends to
like stuff that keeps me alive :-) Anyways, granted my system isn't like a
cat's/dog's, but it's merely an example that coconut 'milk' is a viable
alternative to real milk.

CheeseFace via CatKB.com
June 29th 07, 11:27 PM
Thanks, everyone. All your input is appreciated! Seems like coconut (oil,
at the very east -found some websites about it) is good for the thyroid and I
know many cats end up with thyroid disease, probably from those darn pull-top
cat food cans being coated with bisphenol-a. So far, my little Sam seems
fine and, rather than give him cow or other ruminant animal milk, I just want
to be sure I'm helping him, not hurting him. Thanks again. Any other
comments still appreciated.....

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October 6th 12, 08:03 AM
I give both my cats & dogs coconut milk & oil. They love it!! I add some plain canned pumpkin in & that's their treat. My animals are very healthy & have beautiful coats.
I rescued a barn kitten that was accidentally stepped on by my horse by giving it warm coconut milk & coconut water. No one expected it to live, not even me. But I had read about coconut water being a life saving tool & tried it. To my surprise she went from horrific trauma & next to no life to alert & hopeful within the first 24 hours. And within a week she was feeding herself & playing. I raised her on Goats milk & with coconut milk mixed in. She is almost a year old & healthy as a "horse". =]
I also switched to drinking only coconut milk. My hair & skin have never been healthier. And I use coconut oil & grape seed oil for my face & skin conditioner.
And the coconut oil is used in our barn & house. All the animals are crazy for it.
Coconut products have truly been miraculous for us. I have one dog I have to watch because He will drink his coconut milk too fast & try to drink someone else's too. He will get sick if he does this. So He is supervised.
I was told Vets are starting to recommend coconut milk for puppies. Our litter of puppies enjoyed it 2x a day. They are very healthy & never had any health issues.
And I have not tried it but told actual coconuts are great treats for dogs.. They enjoy eating the meat & it is healthy for their teeth to chew on the shell.
Hope that helps. =)

Bill Graham
October 7th 12, 05:04 AM
wrote:
> I give both my cats & dogs coconut milk & oil. They love it!! I add
> some plain canned pumpkin in & that's their treat. My animals are
> very healthy & have beautiful coats.
> I rescued a barn kitten that was accidentally stepped on by my horse
> by giving it warm coconut milk & coconut water. No one expected it to
> live, not even me. But I had read about coconut water being a life
> saving tool & tried it. To my surprise she went from horrific trauma
> & next to no life to alert & hopeful within the first 24 hours. And
> within a week she was feeding herself & playing. I raised her on
> Goats milk & with coconut milk mixed in. She is almost a year old &
> healthy as a "horse". =]
> I also switched to drinking only coconut milk. My hair & skin have
> never been healthier. And I use coconut oil & grape seed oil for my
> face & skin conditioner.
> And the coconut oil is used in our barn & house. All the animals are
> crazy for it.
> Coconut products have truly been miraculous for us. I have one dog I
> have to watch because He will drink his coconut milk too fast & try
> to drink someone else's too. He will get sick if he does this. So He
> is supervised.
> I was told Vets are starting to recommend coconut milk for puppies.
> Our litter of puppies enjoyed it 2x a day. They are very healthy &
> never had any health issues.
> And I have not tried it but told actual coconuts are great treats
> for dogs. They enjoy eating the meat & it is healthy for their teeth
> to chew on the shell.
> Hope that helps. =)

What is your source of coconut milk? Is it very expensive? And how does it
mix with oil? Do you use olive oil? What ratio of milk to oil do you
recommend? As I remember, coconut milk was mostly water. At least, it had
the consistency of water.....

January 15th 13, 06:10 AM
What is it supposed to taste like... Cus i just opened a can up...and it didn't taste so good..i figured its an aquired taste as my cats are lapping it up no problem. It is not curdled tasting or anything but then i know its not truly milk. But then again...they are drinking it...all 5 of them. I only gave them like 1/6 of the can.. And they didn't finish that. But they took turns lapping quite a but of it from a plate. But then they aren't huge "milk" drinkers as they were very sick this past year, caught a virus from a clinic, and were forced too drink Ensure for protein. Which saved one if their lives from not eating for 5 weeks...i had to force feed her for 5 weeks...she's now heavier then she was before she got sick...almost twice the size! She was the runt...you could never tell! Was barely 7 pounds before. Anyways. It just doesn't taste good to me. Doesn't smell or anything...just was not tasty. Definitely did not taste like the coconut i have drank before fresh from the shell!
Did not taste like coconut!
And if i open this can of pumpkin will they eat it without mixing it with anything? They caught herpes AND calici from a clinic earlier this year. I'm willing to do whatever i have to to keep their immune systems up. I took one in for a blocked bladder...he came home a week later with two viruses... Serious viruses. They were the variant strains. Lost half my fur babies within 5 weeks. One more sept 1,12. Had 11 healthy cats that were never sick till that week.... Within the first week i ended up giving cpr to my first fur baby girl who had 3 seizures within a few minutes and lost her on the way to the EMERGENCY hospital.... Sigh. Worst year of my life... Losing my fur babies. Have 5 healthy ones who now have herpes for the rest of their lives. Took 5 weeks to save one of them... Dr said she's a miracle...came back from deaths door he said. She went into liver failure. One DR had even refused to treat her...said it would cost $3,000...even then it was maybe a10% chance she would survive. She was too sick for a feeding tube even. The new Dr...even agreed to that...i had to hand fed herfor 5 weeks..she's a testimony to my faith to the miracle of prayer, love and devotion to my fur babies. Which by the way..it wasn't $3,000... It was under $500. A lot to some... But she's a beautiful black Siamese. She stopped eating because her sister had passed away and she became very depressed. I found her curled up in her sisters arms... After she had passed away.. her sister had a medication reaction and passed away in the night. I did everything the vet said to do within the 12hrs of the reaction before they reopened... She passed really fast. It had to be a complication with being sick also.
Anyways..if coconut milk, water will help their digestion i want to try it.... They have issues sometimes but i think i have it under control finally. But anything that will help their health improve even more I'm willing to do especially if its as easy as getting them coconut milk or water....or pumpkin.

chaniarts[_2_]
January 15th 13, 02:33 PM
On 1/14/2013 11:10 PM, wrote:
> What is it supposed to taste like... Cus i just opened a can up...and it didn't taste so good..i figured its an aquired taste as my cats are lapping it up no problem. It is not curdled tasting or anything but then i know its not truly milk. But then again...they are drinking it...all 5 of them. I only gave them like 1/6 of the can.. And they didn't finish that. But they took turns lapping quite a but of it from a plate. But then they aren't huge "milk" drinkers as they were very sick this past year, caught a virus from a clinic, and were forced too drink Ensure for protein. Which saved one if their lives from not eating for 5 weeks...i had to force feed her for 5 weeks...she's now heavier then she was before she got sick...almost twice the size! She was the runt...you could never tell! Was barely 7 pounds before. Anyways. It just doesn't taste good to me. Doesn't smell or anything...just was not tasty. Definitely did not taste like the coconut i have drank before fresh from the sh
ell!
> Did not taste like coconut!
> And if i open this can of pumpkin will they eat it without mixing it with anything? They caught herpes AND calici from a clinic earlier this year. I'm willing to do whatever i have to to keep their immune systems up. I took one in for a blocked bladder...he came home a week later with two viruses... Serious viruses. They were the variant strains. Lost half my fur babies within 5 weeks. One more sept 1,12. Had 11 healthy cats that were never sick till that week.... Within the first week i ended up giving cpr to my first fur baby girl who had 3 seizures within a few minutes and lost her on the way to the EMERGENCY hospital.... Sigh. Worst year of my life... Losing my fur babies. Have 5 healthy ones who now have herpes for the rest of their lives. Took 5 weeks to save one of them... Dr said she's a miracle...came back from deaths door he said. She went into liver failure. One DR had even refused to treat her...said it would cost $3,000...even then it was maybe a10% chance she would s
urvive. She was too sick for a feeding tube even. The new Dr...even agreed to that...i had to hand fed herfor 5 weeks..she's a testimony to my faith to the miracle of prayer, love and devotion to my fur babies. Which by the way..it wasn't $3,000... It was under $500. A lot to some... But she's a beautiful black Siamese. She stopped eating because her sister had passed away and she became very depressed. I found her curled up in her sisters arms... After she had passed away.. her sister had a medication reaction and passed away in the night. I did everything the vet said to do within the 12hrs of the reaction before they reopened... She passed really fast. It had to be a complication with being sick also.
> Anyways..if coconut milk, water will help their digestion i want to try it... They have issues sometimes but i think i have it under control finally. But anything that will help their health improve even more I'm willing to do especially if its as easy as getting them coconut milk or water....or pumpkin.
>

coconut milk isn't milk, it just looks like it. it made by grinding up
raw coconut, adding heated water, and pressing it out to remove the
solids. it has a lot of oil in it and is pretty rich, but contains no
lactose.

i use canned pumpkin mixed in with wet food to aid in my cat's
digestion. it contains a lot of fiber, and is good for most animals (and
humans) in that regard. i have a few who will eat it without anything
mixed in, but not all.

Bill Graham
January 18th 13, 01:45 AM
chaniarts wrote:
> On 1/14/2013 11:10 PM, wrote:
>> What is it supposed to taste like... Cus i just opened a can
>> up...and it didn't taste so good..i figured its an aquired taste as
>> my cats are lapping it up no problem. It is not curdled tasting or
>> anything but then i know its not truly milk. But then again...they
>> are drinking it...all 5 of them. I only gave them like 1/6 of the
>> can.. And they didn't finish that. But they took turns lapping quite
>> a but of it from a plate. But then they aren't huge "milk" drinkers
>> as they were very sick this past year, caught a virus from a clinic,
>> and were forced too drink Ensure for protein. Which saved one if
>> their lives from not eating for 5 weeks...i had to force feed her
>> for 5 weeks...she's now heavier then she was before she got
>> sick...almost twice the size! She was the runt...you could never
>> tell! Was barely 7 pounds before. Anyways. It just doesn't taste
>> good to me. Doesn't smell or anything...just was not tasty.
>> Definitely did not taste like the coconut i have drank before fresh
>> from the sh ell! Did not taste like coconut! And if i open
>> this can of pumpkin will they eat it without mixing it
>> with anything? They caught herpes AND calici from a clinic earlier
>> this year. I'm willing to do whatever i have to to keep their immune
>> systems up. I took one in for a blocked bladder...he came home a
>> week later with two viruses... Serious viruses. They were the
>> variant strains. Lost half my fur babies within 5 weeks. One more
>> sept 1,12. Had 11 healthy cats that were never sick till that
>> week.... Within the first week i ended up giving cpr to my first fur
>> baby girl who had 3 seizures within a few minutes and lost her on
>> the way to the EMERGENCY hospital.... Sigh. Worst year of my life...
>> Losing my fur babies. Have 5 healthy ones who now have herpes for
>> the rest of their lives. Took 5 weeks to save one of them... Dr said
>> she's a miracle...came back from deaths door he said. She went into
>> liver failure. One DR had even refused to treat her...said it would
>> cost $3,000...even then it was maybe a10% chance she would s
> urvive. She was too sick for a feeding tube even. The new Dr...even
> agreed to that...i had to hand fed herfor 5 weeks..she's a testimony
> to my faith to the miracle of prayer, love and devotion to my fur
> babies. Which by the way..it wasn't $3,000... It was under $500. A
> lot to some... But she's a beautiful black Siamese. She stopped
> eating because her sister had passed away and she became very
> depressed. I found her curled up in her sisters arms... After she had
> passed away.. her sister had a medication reaction and passed away in
> the night. I did everything the vet said to do within the 12hrs of
> the reaction before they reopened... She passed really fast. It had
> to be a complication with being sick also.
>> Anyways..if coconut milk, water will help their digestion i want to
>> try it... They have issues sometimes but i think i have it under
>> control finally. But anything that will help their health improve
>> even more I'm willing to do especially if its as easy as getting
>> them coconut milk or water....or pumpkin.
>
> coconut milk isn't milk, it just looks like it. it made by grinding up
> raw coconut, adding heated water, and pressing it out to remove the
> solids. it has a lot of oil in it and is pretty rich, but contains no
> lactose.
>
> i use canned pumpkin mixed in with wet food to aid in my cat's
> digestion. it contains a lot of fiber, and is good for most animals
> (and humans) in that regard. i have a few who will eat it without anything
> mixed in, but not all.

Couple of years ago I went down to Safeway to get some canned cast food. It
had just turned 50 cents a can.
they had a table full of Bumple Bee tuna, (people food) on sale for 40 cents
a can. So, I decided to get some for my cats....

Bad decision. When I got home and opened one up, it was black inside, and
neither me nor the cats would touch it....:^)

March 22nd 14, 02:50 PM
COCONUT MILK IS NOT SAFE FOR CATS. If you really want to give your cat milk, you can give almond milk and soy milk is sorta ok, but they don't have any health benefits. Better yet go to a pet store and buy some of the kitty-safe milk there.