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“Bone Appétit”: 7 Reasons to Add Olive Oil to Your Dog's Diet


Olive oil, that staple of every kitchen, happens to make an excellent, healthful addition to every dog's food bowl.

1. It tastes doggone good

Few things perk up a boring bowl of dry kibble better than a spoonful of extra-virgin olive oil. Add an additional dash of cinnamon and you've spiced your dog's meal in style!

2. It helps weight loss

Whether canine or human, if there are some pounds that need shedding, olive oil can help 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 health

Rich in monounsaturated fats, olive oil prevents and lessens the effects of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

4. It defends the immune system

With high levels of antioxidants olive oil is very effective at arming the body's immune system so it can efficiently fight off disease. That’s especially important as we (canine as well as humans) transition from one season to the next.

5. It is 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 healthy and beautiful.

6. It provides an energy boost

Circulation improves and breathing comes more easily with a daily dose of olive oil - it helps increase blood flow.

7. And last (but not least) it's a beauty treatment

There's more to olive oil than mere substance - it's a style statement, too! Long used to beautify human hair and skin, olive oil can do the same for canines. Condition your dog's coat from the inside out with a daily serving, which helps to impart moisture and shine to even the driest and dullest coat.

And for the special gourmet in your life, check out Dogstuff Depot’s Elevated “French Country” Feeders: Bone Appétit


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