Olive oil is a pillar of the Mediterranean diet. Its extraordinary nutritional qualities and its ability to provide our body with fat mono-unsaturated fatty acids (extremely digestible), make this element the foundation of Italian cuisine.
Notwithstanding that as in all things should not be abused, inserting the olive oil in the diet of the dog will get enormous benefits in case of constipation of the animal, thanks to its laxative effect.
Olive oil brings Vitamin E, Omega-3 and good fats, so moderate consumption is useful for boosting good cholesterol and improving the functioning of muscles and joints.
In the dog’s diet, the benefits of olive oil do not come only on a nutritional level, but also have positive consequences in the case of diseases such as: hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, arthritis or arthrosis.
The numerous benefits of olive oil make it a kind of super food for our animal friends; not only mono-unsaturated fats help the heart stay healthy, making them longer, but even the hair will become healthier and more polished. In fact, the oil can also be applied directly on the coat of the animal, it will make it brighter giving it elasticity. In a few days the result will be visible.
Olive oil is perfect even if applied to irritated or dry skin, regenerating it.
Clearly the same goes for our cat friends who can benefit from the addition of olive oil in their diet. In addition to reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, the oil boosts the immune system and helps them lose weight, also reducing the risk of having a stroke.
Constipation can be a serious problem in cats, in the worst cases and can even lead to death. Olive oil is a natural remedy for the problem, thanks to its laxative effect.