Can my dog eat Olives?

By Kyoko •  Updated: 11/05/19 •  2 min read
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Can my dog eat Olives? Safe for dogs to eat


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Olives are a very popular food grown on trees; the trees can grow and thrive for hundreds of years! Olives are the fruit of the tree, but are considered to be vegetables when it comes to eating. They’re very healthy and many people enjoy olives and olive oil in many different ways. Olives are packed with nutrition and include copper, iron, Vitamin E and fiber. Olives can be used right out of the jar, as oil or used in various recipes including pasta dishes, as a condiment during a meal, and more.

Can my dog eat olives? Yes, he can! Olives are not toxic to dogs, but they can be high in salt and fat. Some dogs can develop painful pancreatitis or other health problems. Can puppies eat olives? Yes. If you choose to feed olives to your pet, then it’s recommended to choose olives that do not include other ingredients such as salt. They should only be given as a small treat once in a while, not on a regular basis. What if my puppy or dog ate too many olives? He could develop an upset tummy and/or diarrhea. Avoid serving the olive with its pit, as the pit can be swallowed and could cause an intestinal blockage.

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Kyoko is from a family of 3 and moved to New York with her parents and siblings when she was 13. Kyoko is fond of spending a great amount of time with pets, specifically her beagle Luna and cat Missy. Her boyfriend often complains that she spends too much time giving attention to their animals. Kyoko has written dozens of articles concerning pets and is aiming at owning a pet shop one day!

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