Cold-pressed extra virgin coconut oil and Tanuki

Brandilynn
Who's your Branni?

Post   » Tue May 01, 2007 6:48 pm


!! Hooray for coconut oil!!

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rshevin

Post   » Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:07 pm


Ok I need some help. I used coconut oil this morning to soak the grease glands on both my boars. I shampooed them both THOROUGHLY, twice with bunny bath and they still have really, really greasy bottoms. Help! What can I do to get this off? These pet shampoos really don't seem to do anything at all towards dissolving oily substances.

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Mum
I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Thu Jun 21, 2007 12:02 am


Dawn - works wonders!

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rshevin

Post   » Thu Jun 21, 2007 12:10 am


Ugg, another bath then? I'll wait until tomorrow when the already semi-dirty towels are dry. They aren't all that dirty, just wet from drying the boys off. Ugg. Do you think Harris Teeter store brand dish detergent will work too? Maybe I should just get some Dawn and keep it in my pig box.

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Mum
I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Thu Jun 21, 2007 12:23 am


I really don't know. Everybody said Dawn for grease glands, so I bought some and now I always use it.

I also use it for tumbling silver, so it's proving to be a useful thing!

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rshevin

Post   » Thu Jun 21, 2007 12:29 am


I tried using Dawn alone on the grease gland and it didn't cut it for Piggy. One of these days I'm going to get you a good picture of his. It's the most disgusting, thick, gunky mess I have ever seen on GL. I've tried Dawn and mineral oil and Gojo and vaseline and now the coconut oil. Everything anyone suggests I try! He hates it when I scrub his butt so what I like about the coconut oil is it's safe for me to leave on him and let soak for a while without having to towel wrap him (he's extremely strong and hard to restrain). Even after bathing and soaking there's always some residual gunk that I just can't get off. I guess he's just a very boarly boar.

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Mum
I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Thu Jun 21, 2007 12:38 am


Try Malaseb. Llewelyn was stinky, even after 3 baths, when he first came in here. Finally I left the Malaseb on for 10 minutes, and he was actually silky-clean after the bath!

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rshevin

Post   » Thu Jun 21, 2007 12:45 am


We're doing ok with general cleanliness. It's just this dreadful grease gland. Silly boars. I may order some though. I need some epiotic for Piggy's ears and some critical care for the freezer.

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Lynx
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Post   » Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:35 am


When you find a combination that works, remind me to add it to the grooming area. A combination of what cleans the grease gland best for you and what cleans the cleaner off (I think this is the other part of success).

klynne

Post   » Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:22 pm


Malaseb is what works for Brody's ubergunky grease gland, as well. No need to use all the other stuff, just bathe butt with the Malaseb, let sit, rinse, done.

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rshevin

Post   » Thu Jun 21, 2007 4:03 pm


I guess that I find it hard to believe a different shampoo would help more than the 3 I've already tried (bunny bath, kitten shampoo, and Nizoral) but well, I'm pretty desperate.

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Mum
I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Thu Jun 21, 2007 6:43 pm


The key is to let it sit for 10 minutes!

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rshevin

Post   » Thu Jun 21, 2007 6:49 pm


But how do I get him to not groom himself during those 10 minutes? Wrapping up a wet, soapy pig in a towel sounds well, wet and soapy. He won't usually sit still that long in my lap on a good day.

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Mum
I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Thu Jun 21, 2007 7:03 pm


I wrap them up in a big towel, feed goodies constantly, and it all works well as long as the food keeps coming :-p

klynne

Post   » Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:18 pm


"I guess that I find it hard to believe a different shampoo would help"

There's an anti-keralytic (sp?) activity to the Malaseb that the other shampoos you listed do not have, too.

Non-big-wordedly, that means it scums off all the grease and scurfy dead skin cells that build up into that gunk.

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rshevin

Post   » Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:34 pm


Oh good. See, I had 2 glasses of wine tonight and I was really worried I'd have to look up what keralytic ment. I know Malaseb has antifungal and antibacterial properties from the ingredients and there must be something else funky special going on. Yeah, I'll see what I can get my hands on.

It's nice to have an actual REASON to buy it though. I like reasons. Did I mention I had 2 drinks?

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rshevin

Post   » Sat Jun 23, 2007 12:09 am


Okie dokie, since I obviously don't have my Malaseb yet but needed to get the coconut grease out of their fur, we did Nizoral tonight. I have the Dawn but thought the Nizoral seemed easier on their skin. I let them sit the full 10 minutes. Smudgie was a pleasure and gently ate bite size bits of his dinner from my hand for the whole 10 minutes. As usual, Piggy was a butt! He yanked veggies and inhaled the same quantity in 8 minutes and had to be entertained for the rest of the time. He disapproves of bathing which is funny, since he's the uber-stinky one! They got a towel dry and a brief hair dry but since it's hot in the apt and they HATE the dryer, they're running about. I'll let you know how it goes when they're all dry.

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1aicha
Ze French Piggies

Post   » Tue Mar 25, 2008 3:15 am


I am very curious to see if Nizoral did the trick!

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