Maybe / Yes. Canola oil is a bit controversial in the dog diet world. Some claim it’s safe and healthy, while others warn against it. The debate is somewhat complicated, but the bottom line is that canola oil is more processed than other options (like olive oil), and it’s likely to come from genetically modified crops. If your dog has eaten canola (or something cooked in canola oil), there’s no need to worry. It’s not toxic or immediately dangerous. But if you’re looking for a healthy oil or natural fat to share with your dog, there are better, highly recommended options, like coconut oil, fish oil, and olive oil. (Check out the links below!)
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