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Old 12-31-2010, 10:49 AM
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Is coconut harmful to dogs?

I left some homemade macaroons on the kitchen counter and went into find my dog had eaten about 10 of them. The cookies were small- about 1.5" in diameter. Ingredients: sweetened coconut, almonds, egg whites, cream, vanilla. I didn't add any extra sugar. The amount of coconut ingested was prolly about 1/2 cup.

Should I anticipate any adverse effects?

The little dickens.
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Old 12-31-2010, 10:58 AM
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Not as far as I know; I have an aunt who grooms dogs and sells various treats in her shop that often include coconut -- the oil is supposed to be good for their coats, I guess. Makes sense.
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Old 12-31-2010, 11:12 AM
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Thanks for the reply.

I remember that Snoopy didn't like coconut.
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Old 12-31-2010, 09:05 PM
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I remember that Snoopy didn't like coconut.
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Old 12-31-2010, 10:26 PM
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I don't recall the cartoon exactly and I can't find it, but the one I'm thinking of goes something like this.

Frame 1: Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and a third character. Charlie says to character, "Chocolate creams", feeding 1 to Snoopy.

Frame 2: Charlie Brown and Snoopy with wide, closed smiles. Balloonless balloon: "MMMMMMM".

Frame 3: Charlie Brown and Snoopy mouth open, tongue protruding. Balloonless balloon: "ACH! PTOOEY!"

Frame 4: Snoopy mouth closed, tongue protruding. Charlie Brown says to character, "With a little bit of coconut".

This was actually preceded by a cartoon which was 3 frames like frame 2 above, with increasingly wider smiles and size of "mmmmmmm". The 4th frame was like frame 1 above.
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Old 12-31-2010, 11:17 PM
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Hey, I provided a cite.

Actually that strip was rerun a couple of weeks ago, and it is one of my all time favorites.
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Old 12-31-2010, 11:17 PM
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Coconut can be fatal to a dog . . . if it falls directly onto his head, from a tall tree.
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Old 01-01-2011, 01:42 AM
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Many dogs love coconut. Not bad for them at all.
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Old 01-01-2011, 09:12 AM
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Old 01-01-2011, 09:37 AM
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You might find that the extra roughage may have them wanting to poop a bit sooner than they normally would expect - Nice
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Old 01-01-2011, 09:44 AM
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Coconut can be fatal to a dog . . . if it falls directly onto his head, from a tall tree.

Especially after rain. The outside husking absorbs rain and the damn thing gets very heavy and falls off the tree.
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Old 01-01-2011, 11:01 PM
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If a dog ate my coconut macaroons, yes, he would not feel well at all.

Best wishes,
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Old 01-02-2011, 03:23 AM
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coconut, no. chocolate, yes.

Last edited by jz78817; 01-02-2011 at 03:23 AM. Reason: can't spell "chocolate" for some reason
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Old 01-02-2011, 04:52 AM
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Forget macaroons, which may contain flour, sugar etc, coconut by itself definitely beneficial.
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Old 01-03-2011, 04:06 PM
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Especially after rain. The outside husking absorbs rain and the damn thing gets very heavy and falls off the tree.
Better plan to have some unladen swallows around to catch it.
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Old 01-03-2011, 04:39 PM
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Harry Nilsson's dog liked them with added citrus flavoring ...
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