Yes. Olive oil contains healthy, monounsaturated fats that improve energy levels and brain health while helping combat weight gain, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. It also contains oleic acid, which some believe can help prevent cancer.
Add a teaspoon (for 30-40 pound dogs) to a tablespoon (for 90 pound dogs) to your dog’s usual bowl of food daily or weekly. You can switch out olive oil with coconut oil and fish oil for a great rotation of “healthy shots” to your dog’s diet.
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