My item on the benefits of pure coconut oil for dogs in my monthly column " Dog Talk" in the NZ Dog World magazine seems to have proven a bit of a hit. I listed at least 10 benefits from a tiny amount of the oil a few times a week including skin and coat improvements, skin allergy remedy, bad breath removal, joint health, subsiding arthritis, energy booster, brain enhancement etc Well Labrador and Golden Retriever clubs in New Zealand asked permission to relay the item to their members and here is the text of a letter in the latest edition of the magazine received today: I would like to thank Michael Romanos for his article on coconut oil. I have an eight year old Beardie/Huntaway who has had allergy problems since a pup. After many visits to the vet an many changes of diet we got the problem a little under control. (But) after reading about coconut oil it seemed worth a try. The results have been remarkable. The dry, itchy skin has gone within a week and the smell from the yeast overload went away too. Now we have a happier, healthier dog. I would say to all to give coconut oil a go. Thanks again to Michael Romanos. On this website there has been some discussion about Corgis who have a bad smell . All who do probably have a skin problem and it seems coconut can also remove this odour. I must also note that no one in NZ, as ever, has asked me who my source is or where I sourced it from.