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My dad puts Olive oil in my dog's dry food. Anyone else heard of this?

 
shanapiv

Asked by shanapiv at 12:52 AM on Feb. 23, 2011 in Pets

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  • Yes, I have. We used to put it in one of our cat's food to help with her dandruff. It worked really well.
    anime_mom619

    Answer by anime_mom619 at 12:59 AM on Feb. 23, 2011

  • it helps with their coat and with their skin as well. it helps with the dander on them.
    chrisrmom

    Answer by chrisrmom at 1:02 AM on Feb. 23, 2011

  • It works good if you have a pet with dry skin, especially during the winter months.
    Nanixh

    Answer by Nanixh at 1:02 AM on Feb. 23, 2011

  • it helps with coat and skin
    WildCat73

    Answer by WildCat73 at 5:27 AM on Feb. 23, 2011

  • yes, i heard its for a shiny coat.
    jenn4443

    Answer by jenn4443 at 5:28 AM on Feb. 23, 2011

  • Has he asked his vet if it's safe? Certain fruits are toxic to animals (olives are a fruit), & can reach toxic levels in the system that wont show up until later on when it's too late. I'd ask your dad if he's checked with the vet, & if olive oil is safe, how much & how often is safe to give every day.
    RubyinPA

    Answer by RubyinPA at 8:51 AM on Feb. 23, 2011

  • yes, we do too occasionally, a tablespoon at most. Helps the coat.
    spottedpony

    Answer by spottedpony at 11:24 AM on Feb. 23, 2011

  • I have put olive oil on my dogs' food before, but I much prefer salmon oil as it is more species appropriate. Plus, I'm not sure which omega oil/fat olive oil offers, but dogs that are on a commercial food most likely get more than enough omega 6. Salmon oil will provide omega 3 to help balance the ratio. That is why it is really good for skin/hair/heart health. I hope I remembered that correctly...it may be the other way around.
    CollinBayleeMom

    Answer by CollinBayleeMom at 12:05 PM on Feb. 23, 2011

  • I did it the other day and my dogs got diarrhea :( I think I put too much tho
    liltxtornado

    Answer by liltxtornado at 1:03 PM on Feb. 23, 2011

  • My BF puts corn oil in the dry dog food - dog seems to like it.
    tasches

    Answer by tasches at 1:28 PM on Feb. 23, 2011