Is olive oil good for dogs?
A lot of dog owners ask us ‘is olive oil good for dogs’? The simple answer is a resounding yes and now we’re going to tell you why.
Actually is so good for dogs, it is one of our favourite natural ingredients in our dog foods alongside chicken.
You may have noticed at Salters Dog Food we don’t just use olive oil, we use extra virgin olive oil. That’s extra care and attention in our dog food to create extra benefits for your dog’s health.
Extra virgin oil, is cold-pressed. As the name implies, this means the olives are simply pressed and squeezed to get out the oil. The olives produce the highest quality oils as they retain ALL their precious minerals, enzymes, vitamins and phenols.
So what does this all mean for your dog? Below we’ve listed 5 benefits of why olive oil is good for dogs.
Is olive oil good for dogs? Here are 5 reasons why the answer is YES:
Great for your dog’s coat
The key nutrients found in olive oil help keep your dog’s coat looking and feeling healthy. From the inside-out, your dog’s skin will be well moisturised and well-nourished. You may also notice some added shine and strength to their hair.
Helps your dog maintain a healthy weight
Olive oil contains monounsaturated fats that help your dog to maintain a healthy weight. It aids digestion by breaking down fat inside of fat cells and lowering cholesterol.
Provides a brain boost
Olive oil helps improve blood flow in dogs which helps to support their memory and brain function. Olive oil especially helps protect the brain against cognitive decline in older dogs.
Boosts your dog’s immune system
Antioxidants, like Vitamin E, found in olive oil are perfect for boosting your dog’s immune system.
Promotes your dog’s energy
Olive oil helps increase blood flow. Helping circulation can aid breathing and lessen impacts of respiratory issues like asthma.
All these benefits are the reason you will find extra virgin olive oil in all of Salters Dog Food.