can dogs eat olives?
on Apr 27th 2010
in Food & Nutrition
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Yes, they can eat olives! People will also put olive oil in dog treats, too. It is safe for them to eat.
Howard answered on 4/27/10. Helpful? / 0
i wouldn't feed them olives with the pit still inside and please keep in mind that canned or jarred olives are very high in salt, which isn't very good for dogs.
The oil, while not literally toxic, can be too rich for some dogs. So I'd say use exceedingly sparingly if you are planning to use the oil or feed olives.
Jack answered on 4/27/10. Helpful? / 0
As far as I know, there shouldn't be a problem, but I don't see any good reason to give a dog olives. Stick to a good kibble and very little else. Modern dog foods are carefully formulated to be the complete and balanced diet dogs need. Adding much else ruins the careful balance.
Aster answered on 4/27/10. Helpful? / 0
Black olives should be okay, as long as they are pitted, but green olives contain way, way too much salt to be safe for dogs to eat. They have too much salt for us to eat safely, which is why they are not a staple in our diets. One very rarely shouldn't be a problem but don't give them daily!
Toto, CD, RN, CGC answered on 4/28/10. Helpful? / 0