Yes, we’re talking about olive oil. An ingredient that is not only tasty but also comes with many health benefits. Did you know that this product is good for dogs? In this article we will tell you how to use olive oil for dogs in the best way.
Olive oil has a reputation for being useful thanks to its monounsaturated fats and large amounts of antioxidants. You can provide your dog with omega 3 and vitamin E as well as healthy fats that increase good cholesterol.
It helps control bad cholesterol, improve joints and muscles, and researchers even claim that it can prevent cancer.
Despite its many properties, it is not something you should abuse, because it has a strong laxative effect.
As you can probably imagine, it is unlikely that your dog will want to drink the oil as if it were water. Therefore, you need to find other ways to get him to eat it without knowing it.
The first thing to do before you start is to talk to your veterinarian to find out how much oil is safe for your pet.
The usual dose is as follows:
- Dogs up to 10 kg: 1/2 teaspoon per day
- Dogs from 11 to 30 kg: 1 teaspoon per day
- Large dogs: 1.5 tablespoons per day
After that we can start giving our pet the recommended amount.
One of the best ways is to soak his meals with it, as it will then taste good. Furthermore, the oil will lubricate the food, making it tastier and easier to eat.
You can also pour it on a rice cake as well as in dry and wet food. Your dog’s digestive tract will start working properly immediately, as long as you do not exceed the dose – it can instead lead to diarrhea.
In addition to the inside, olive oil can also improve the dog’s exterior. It is, for example, an excellent skin regenerator. If you see that the dog has dry skin, you can apply olive oil on the affected areas and see how they improve. This is because the cells are regenerated thanks to the antioxidant effect, which gives life to the epidermis.
The only negative with this treatment is that the dog can stain furniture, floors and walls. However, if it has its own kennel, this is not a problem.
If you do not want to make him greasy but still deal with the skin problem, you can use rosehip oil, which is absorbed faster and does not lead to blemishes. However, this must under no circumstances be eaten by the dog.
Your dog’s fur will also benefit from olive oil. It will be shinier, smoother and softer.
As you can see, the benefits of olive oil for dogs are many. Do not hesitate to give it to your dog, but always in the correct doses.
In just a few days, you will notice an improvement in his health, his digestive system, his skin and his fur. Of course, you should follow the recommendations of your veterinarian when it comes to quantities, as the table above is a generalization.
Each dog is unique and has special needs.
Who said dogs can’t eat olive oil?