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Coconut butter- Not All Created Equal?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 04, 2012 at 5:46 PM

So I asked a question earlier about my dog who is always starving and will eat anything. I concluded that maybe he needs more fat in his diet. I started offering him a heaping tablespoon of my Artisana Coconut Butter twice a day (he LOVES it) but I quickly concluded that it really was too expensive at the rate he was going through the jar.

I went and got him his own jar of "cheaper" coconut butter made by Spectrum. Offered him some last night (and this is the dog that will eat anything) and he made a face. Offered him some this morning and he still made a face. In fact, offered it to the other 6 dogs currently in residence (who like Artisana) and they would not touch it either.

Now I trust my dog's instincts...But Spectrum is a solid brand name. Any thoughts?I just cannot figure out what could be wrong with this jar of coconut butter? Anyone else use Spectrum? Anyone want to buy a slightly used jar of coconut butter?

03a4ec34751186201a56da298ac843ce

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on July 05, 2012
at 02:14 AM

Well....That's got to be it! I don't have a better explanation, and Mr. Bear is not talking.

03a4ec34751186201a56da298ac843ce

(4100)

on July 04, 2012
at 06:06 PM

Oh, oops, I will edit and fix that. It is butter, not oil. Thank you!

03a4ec34751186201a56da298ac843ce

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on July 04, 2012
at 06:02 PM

LOL, my dog is a SNOB! Good thing we work so hard so we can afford to feed him, ;-)

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on July 04, 2012
at 06:00 PM

Great post. I gave you a +1.

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(8767)

on July 04, 2012
at 05:53 PM

....that cracked me up, thanks for the laugh!! I think you are on to something!!!

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F31d10b54b31428e189d9b771bf7b1d1

on July 04, 2012
at 06:01 PM

Artisana Coconut Butter is about $15 per pound. I am used to $3.04 per pound at Walmart and about $2.00 per pound at my local giant Asian market. But that is coconut oil. Coconut butter looks way more paleo, way more holistic, and just plain healthier than coconut oil. But I can't afford it. I will wait until the rest of you bring the price down by buying it, which I encourage you do. (:->)

03a4ec34751186201a56da298ac843ce

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on July 04, 2012
at 06:02 PM

LOL, my dog is a SNOB! Good thing we work so hard so we can afford to feed him, ;-)

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56c28e3654d4dd8a8abdb2c1f525202e

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on July 26, 2013
at 05:26 PM

I have always noticed dogs passion for all things coconut. In Brazil, pooches who could influence their masters would get their own coconut to drink at the beach (split in two, one half used as drinking bowl). If there was any coconut flesh, they would then work on the thing as if it were a bone. They surely love Nutiva too.

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on July 26, 2013
at 02:56 PM

This is an old thread but came up when I wanted to see if other people were giving dogs the coconut butter. I balked at the price and made my own (very easily) Whole Foods sells big mason jars near the bulk products I bought a big one for less than $2. I then bought 2 pounds (which is 2 big bags) of unsweetened coconut for about $3.50 per pound and very easily blended it to make my own perfect coconut butter. So a giant jar was less than $10.

I haven't been using it too much myself but my dogs go nuts for it!! If you're wary about the price my method gives you a lot more for your $$$. Enjoy!

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on July 04, 2012
at 11:14 PM

I think one brand has more fat than another. I noticed that the Coconut Butter has less fat than the Coconut Manna and the Coconut Manna just a little less fat than the Creamed Coconut. Perhaps that is the difference between your two?

03a4ec34751186201a56da298ac843ce

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on July 05, 2012
at 02:14 AM

Well....That's got to be it! I don't have a better explanation, and Mr. Bear is not talking.

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on July 04, 2012
at 06:05 PM

You gave them Spectrum "coconut oil". Perhaps that is why?

03a4ec34751186201a56da298ac843ce

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on July 04, 2012
at 06:06 PM

Oh, oops, I will edit and fix that. It is butter, not oil. Thank you!

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