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?
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. (:->)
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?
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!
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.