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Olive Oil for Dogs 8 Reasons to Add it to Your Dogs Diet

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    Olive Oil for Dogs 8 Reasons to Add it to Your Dogs Diet

    1. It tastes doggone good



    Few things perk up a boring bowl of dry kibble better than a spoonful of what dog-loving celebrity chef Rachael Ray affectionately calls EVOO (extra-virgin olive oil) especially if your kibble might be, ahem, the tiniest bit stale. Add a dash of cinnamon and turmeric, and youve spiced your dogs meal in grand style!

    2. It helps your dog lose weight

    Whether the portly pepperpot is canine or human, if there are some unwanted pounds that need shedding, olive oil for dogs helps grease the weight-loss engine. The monounsaturated fats in olive oil actually encourage pound-melting by breaking down the fat inside fat cells, getting rid of belly fat and reducing insulin sensitivity.

    3. It promotes optimal canine health

    Rich in monounsaturated fats, olive oil prevents and lessens the effects of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. It contains oleic acid, in addition to some compounds (squalene and terpenoids) that are believed to be effective in preventing cancer, which kills a staggering 50 percent of dogs over age 10.

    4. It defends the immune system

    With high levels of antioxidants including polyphenols, vitamin E, chlorophyll, and carotenoids olive oil is very effective at arming the bodys immune system so it can efficiently fight off disease. Thats especially important as we (humans as well as canines) transition from one season to another.

    5. It extends canine longevity

    Dogs dont live nearly as long as we want them to, but nothing looks sadder than a young dog going gray before his time. Olive oil for dogs prevents free radical cell oxidation (see above), which can lead to premature aging, so it works to help keep your dog looking as vibrantly youthful as he did in his salad days.

    6. Its a brain food

    Olive oil helps prevent the cognitive decline associated with aging in all species, so be sure to serve it to senior dogs at least once daily, to keep their minds beautiful and cloud-free. This is especially important if your dog is a super-smartie, such as a Border Collie, Poodle, or Mensa mutt.

    7. It provides an energy boost to your dog

    Circulation improves and breathing comes more easily with a daily dose of olive oil it helps increase blood flow and, in humans, lessens the effects of asthma. So, by extension, it can be a dogsend for brachycephalic breeds such as the Bulldog, who sometimes struggle to breathe.

    8. Its also a beauty treatment

    Theres more to olive oil than mere substance its a style statement, too! Long used to beautify human hair and skin, olive oil for dogs can do the same. Condition your dogs coat from the inside out with a daily serving, which helps to impart moisture and gleam to even the driest, dullest fur.

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    I put a little drop of light olive oil in the cat's canned food every day, he likes it so much he'll lick it before I even get the food there. Unfortunately he doesn't like coconut oil. I've been putting some on the dog's canned food too, I figure it's good for the skin, etc.

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    My pack's daily chicken and vegetables are always stir fried in light olive oil, too. I tried coconut oil as a supplement, but in my case it only makes my head race uncomfortably, and the dogs didn't like it either. Of course everyone's different.

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