Is Olive Oil Safe For Dogs?

by Perfect Puppy Care on October 17, 2013

You and your dog can benefit from including olive oil in your diet. Try adding plain extra virgin olive oil to their dry food once a day.

The monounsaturated fats in olive help with weight loss and the oleic acid found in olive oil can help prevent cancer. Olive oil is high in antioxidants so it helps boost a dog’s immune system. It also helps prevent cognitive decline as dogs get older. Olive oil also helps improve blood circulation and it makes breathing easier. Not only does olive oil boost internal health. It is a food that can help add moisture and shine to a dog’s coat.

Recommendations on the amount of olive oil that should be included in the daily diet of a dog vary. Consider discussing the issue with your dog’s vet. However, a general guideline is a teaspoon a day.

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