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Can dogs eat olives?

Yes, dogs can eat olives as treats.

Olives are a good source of protein, calcium and vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin E and vitamin K. Vitamin A and vitamin E can improve dog’s vision and benefit dog’s coat; Together with calcium, vitamin K can promote healthy bones. Olives also offer antioxidants which reduce the risk of cancer and inflammation.

Olives contain the safest and healthy fats named monounsaturated fats which reduce cholesterol levels and boost dog’s energy. Dogs should eat plain olives, don’t let them eat marinated or canned olives because they contain high levels of sodium and other spices which used in process and storage of olives, may be harmful for dogs and cause an upset stomach. Make sure the olive pit removed, olive pit is bigger and harder, it can hurt dog’s mouth and throat even cause choking, so be careful.

There are two kinds of olives: green olives and black olives. The black are fully ripened but the green are not ripe, so the black contain double fat than the green.

Vets recommend to use olive oil comes from olives as olive oil can improve dog’s coat and give them energy. You can add small amounts of olive oil in dog’s food, it’s health for dogs.

Although olives are health for dogs, don’t feed too much as they’re rich in fat dog can’t easily digest large amounts of fat, can cause pancreatitis which is common in dogs. So feeding in moderation is good.