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Cats love olive oil as much as we do! Olives contain a chemical similar to the one in catnip which makes olive oil irresistible to cats but we've got much more reason why olive oil is good for your cat. From weight control to soft fur here all the reasons why olive oil is your cat’s new best friend!
How Can Olive Oil Benefit Kitty Cats?
HEALTHY HEART: Olive oil’s monounsaturated fats can reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases as it has been associated with improved vascular function. Olive oil also has healthy properties linked to lower cholesterol levels and less inflammation which is the easiest and most natural way to take care of your cat’s heart.
DIABETES: Recent evidence shows that olive oil helps improve key mechanisms involved in the development and progression of diabetes in both humans and cats. Once again, thanks to the monounsaturated fats, it can actually help keep diabetes at bay.
CONSTIPATION: A natural lubricant, olive oil is a top of the line home remedy for constipated kitties. Mild symptoms can be completely cured just by adding a few drops of olive oil to your pet’s food bowl. For severe cases, consult with your vet to figure out the best treatment for your pet.
FUR AND SKIN: Healthy, moisturized skin and glossy, soft fur? Yes, please! Olive oil protects their skin from dryness and keeps their fur fluffy.
EAR INFECTIONS: Infected ear canals are common trouble in the feline world. Olive oil is a good way to treat infections caused by ear mites. Just clean their ears with a cotton pan dipped in olive oil, after of course getting your vet’s approval.
IMMUNE SYSTEM: The antioxidants and Vitamin E in olive oil will boost your cat’s immune system ensuring they’ll be able to fight diseases and keep healthy.
WEIGHT CONTROL: Is your furry friend getting a bit chubby? Adorable as it may be, maintaining a healthy weight is very important for the overall health of your cat. Olive oil helps as the monounsaturated fats break down the fat cells in the cat's body while at the same time keeping them fuller for a longer period.
How much olive oil is enough?
One teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil, mixed into your cat's regular meal twice or three times a week is enough. However, always consult with your vet before making any changes to your pet's diet. They will be able to provide you with all the medical information you need to make an informed decision according to your cat’s individual needs.
What kind of olive oil?
Extra virgin olive oil is always the best way to go! It has a lower acid content, it's packed with vitamin E, Vitamin K, and antioxidants and it tastes delicious! Share your Kasandrinos Olive Oil with your fur babies!