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will cooking oil work on dogs the same as cats for hair balls. If yes how much should I give her and how often. She is a 15 year old very long haired dog who fell off the porch and got a bad sprang on her ankle. It has healed but she is licking really bad.  Thanks in advance

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Cooking oil will help, but even better is your basic cat hairball product. There are several all natural ones. Also, canned pumpkin (plain, not pie filling or spiced). You should also look into herbal formulas that help soothe joint pain such as Cool Dog or HerbSmith.

Hope this helps. My computer was down, so I'm sorry it took so long to answer.

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I can answer questions concerning pet allergies, natural flea control, breeding and dog breeds, puppy training, pets and stress, and pretty much any dog related question.

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I have been a Holistic Pet Care Consultant for over 20 years. My specialties are nutrition and flea, skin and coat problems but I have experience with other health issues as well. I have been studying canine nutrition for over 20 years as well and have a broad knowledge base there including breed specific information. I am the author of The Healthy Pet Handbook and Simple Steps to a Healthy Pet as well as many other pet related articles; and have hosted radio talk shows on natural pet care. I conduct seminars on natural pet care, relationship training and the spiritual, energetic relationship between people and companion animals. I trained my first dog in 7th grade, bread my first litter in 12th grade and began showing at age 20 (I'm now 60). I have studied dogs all of my life and I have a degree in Psychology with minors in Ecology and Animal Behavior from Utah State University. I am a graduate of The New York School of Dog Grooming (1972) and Orchard Kennels School of Training (can't remember the year). I am the founder and owner of Naturals For Animals in St Petersburg, FL and the developer of Critter Oil and other natural products and Pet Energy Therapy, a pet assisted therapy for people. I look forward to answering your questions and feel free to read the articles on my site, http://critteroil.com

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