Olive oil has many beneficial properties for the human body, but there are doubts as to whether it is also good for the health of dogs.
Furry animals are our best friends and in addition, a study also reveals that Spaniards invest three hours a day in their pets … In addition, we cannot forget that in Spain there are some 13 million registered pets, according to data from the Spanish Network for the Identification of Companion Animals (REIAC). From these figures, it is calculated (according to surveys) that 89% of the data represents dog
Above all, we pay great attention to feeding our furry ones. Questions always arise around this question, for example: is olive oil good for dogs? Here we answer this question.
Is olive oil good for dogs?
In principle, the answer to this question is yes, olive oil is good for dogs, just as it is for people. As we already know, the oil is monounsaturated, very rich in vitamin E and other antioxidants, as well as omega 3 and other healthy fats. In this sense, there are many benefits for dogs :
1. For constipation
First of all, olive oil can be beneficial for dog constipation because it helps improve intestinal transit . Be careful because in high doses it can have a laxative effect.
2. For hair
Second, olive oil has properties for the dog’s hair. In fact, it is often used a lot to ensure that the furry have strong, beautiful and shiny hair, as well as for it to regenerate in times of greater fall.
3. For the skin
In addition, we can use olive oil to treat the following problems in dogs: dry skin, dandruff, some dermatitis and even problems such as cracked pads. This is thanks to the antioxidants and good fats.
4. For otitis
It may be surprising, but olive oil is used to clean the ears of dogs in case they have otitis or conditions such as mites. In this case, it only serves to carry out that cleaning, not to cure the otitis itself. For that, we will need the relevant medication established by the veterinarian.
What dose of olive oil can I give a dog
As we have seen before, the way the dog is given oil changes depending on what he needs it for. In any case, you have to know what the recommended doses are, to avoid side effects. If we want to incorporate olive oil into our dog’s diet, a good way is to mix it with the feed, thus making it a tastier food. Here we show the amounts according to the weight of the dog:
up to 10 kg: 1/2 small tablespoons daily.
from 11 kg to 30 kg: 1 small spoonful daily.
over 30 kg: maximum 2 small tablespoons daily.
If the dog took more olive oil than recommended. It would be necessary to pay close attention to the possible symptoms and without a doubt, go to a veterinarian. The symptoms that the dog can have is the following: vomiting, diarrhea, weight gain. And if the oil is applied badly on the coat, we can make it look greasy and even dirty.