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The Health Benefits of Olive Oil for Dogs

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The Health Benefits of Olive Oil for Dogs
Last update: 18 March, 2018

Yes, we’re talking about olive oil. An ingredient that is not only flavorful, but also has many health benefits. Did you know that olive oil is good for dogs? In this article we want to tell you about it and share how to use it to benefit your pet.

What are the benefits of olive oil

Olive oil has earned the reputation for being “healthy” because it is monounsaturated and high in antioxidants. You can provide your dog Omega3 and vitamin E, as well as healthy fats that increase his good cholesterol.

It helps control the bad cholesterol, improve joints and muscles, and scientists even claim that it prevents cancer.

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Nevertheless, despite its multiple properties, it shouldn’t be abused because it has a highly laxative effect.

How you should give olive oil to your dog

As you might imagine, it’s won’t be likely that your dog will want to drink the oil as if it were water, so you’ll have to devise a way so that he’ll consume it in a more camouflaged way.

The first thing to do before beginning to give it is to talk with your veterinarian and let them tell  you the recommended and safe amount for your animal.

The normal dosage is below in the following table:

  • Dogs up to 10 kilos: 1/2 teaspoon per day
  • Dogs from 11 to 30 kilos: 1 teaspoon per day
  • Large breed dogs: 1.5 tablespoons per day.

With this in mind, we can then proceed to give the necessary amounts to our pet.

One of the best ways is wetting the meal with this, as the meal will give it an agreeable flavor to your pet. Additionally, it will moisten it, making it softer on the palate and easier to eat.

You could also put it on a rice cake, dry or wet dog foodYour dog’s digestive tract will begin to work correctly immediately, provided that you don’t exceed the dosage, which could give him diarrhea.

How olive oil helps your pet

In addition to her insides, olive oil can improve your dog‘s outside as well. For example, it’s a fantastic dermal regenerator. If you see that your dog has some skin that’s dry, put olive oil on those affected areas and you’ll see how it improves. This happens because it regenerates the celss due to the antioxidant effect, and gives life to the epidermis.

The only inconvenience of this option is that the dog could stain the furniture, the floor and walls, although if your pet lives in a doghouse it won’t be a problem.

Nevertheless, if you don’t want to him to get you greasy, but you want his skin to improve, you can use rosehip seed oil, which absorbs more quickly and won’t stain. That cannot, under any circumstance, be ingested.

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Your dog’s fur will also benefit from the use of olive oil. It will be shinier, silkier and much softer.

As you see, there are many benefits of this natural ingredient taken from mother nature. Don’t hesitate giving it to your dog, but remember: always in the correct dosages.

In just a few days you will notice an improvement in his health, his digestive tract, his skin and his fur. Of course, follow the recommendations of the vet as far as quantities, since the table that we’ve shown is a generalization. Each dog is unique and may have special needs.

Who said that dogs can’t have olive oil?

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.