I had posted on another thread about using coconut oil. I'm just wondering if anyone else uses it with their cats, or even themselves for that matter.
In addition to it being extremely healthy for them, IMO, it's also a great bonding experience for us. I give it two ways, I put a bit in their food (to make sure they get some of it each day) but I also rub some on my hands and let them lick it off, when they're done I rub my hands over them. I do this for my dogs as well. They all love it.
Coconut oil is great for skin and coat, helps with hair balls, naturally repels fleas, aids in digestion, is an antiviral (great for kitties with cancer!), antifungal, antibacterial, boosts metabolism, can help reduce bad breath, may help prevent neurological problems, thyroid problems, cholesterol problems and is generally very well tolerated. I have read a few reports of it even helping with worms, although I haven't experienced that personally.
It's very cheap, I pay less than $10 for 16oz (I use Omega Nutrition Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil). We replace about half of our butter with it for our own personal use, the pets get about a teaspoon a day each.
You can read a bit about it here: http://www.cocotherapy.com/faq_cocotherapy.htm