Olive oil and dog’s coat

Olive oil is a powerful source of vegetable fats. While it may be not too effective in terms of providing your dog with essential omega-3 fatty acids, olive oil is often used by dog owners as a food additive.

It is generally observed that olive oil improves dog’s coat. Some dog owners that had complaints about their dogs shedding too much hair, have started adding around a teaspoon of olive oil to their dogs’ meals and have noticed improvement.

Healthy dog coat as a result of proper nutritionIn any case, healthy-looking, glossy and strong dog’s coat is largely dependent on good nutrition. Adding some olive oil to your dog’s diet could improve its’ coat, although please note that addition of olive oil alone won’t improve your dog’s diet. If there are general flaws in your pet’s nutrition, they won’t be fixed by plain olive oil addition. So get in touch with a veterinarian and find out the best diet for your dog, depending on its’ size, breed and age.

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  1. I cook with coconut oil or buettr more than 90% of the time. I never cook with olive oil. I only used it as a dressing.The smoke point is only used to determine when the oil will start to smoke. If olive oil has a smoke point of 350 degrees it does NOT mean that you can cook with it at a temperature of up to 350 degrees.Just keep it simple folks. Cook with saturated fat its stable. Coconut oil, buettr, ghee and tallow or lard if you want.Use olive oil as a dressing. I LOVE sesame oil awesome flavors but just drizzle that on some foods a little goes a long ways!

  2. Hi Stacey! Yeah it’s slightly hadrer to work with since it’s solid at room temperature but not too inconvenient! If I was cooking a chicken breast, I’d put a little bit underneath it so it didn’t stick and then it would just melt and be fine. And yeah on top if you normally like to put oil on top.For things like baking sweet potato fries, I just put a dollop on top, put it in the oven for five minutes until melts, then bring it out and mix it all up, and throw it back in.

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