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Is olive oil good for animals? Sure, I’m an animal and it works well for me.
I remember when I was a child and I lived on a little farm. Our daily medicine was Olive Oil, and our environment was full of animals. My granny loved them, dogs, sheeps, chicken, etc, etc, and in this way, our medicine become their medicine.
Every day I see a lot of comments about Olive Oil’s uses, recipes, news about revolutionary treatments using olive oil, and reports from a lot of universities where Olive Oil is the champion of natural remedies.
However, most of the information related to using olive oil is focused on humans. What egotistical behavior! Humans talking about humans, only thinking of ourselves all the time.
Today is the day when this humble blog will try to help solve a simple question: Is olive oil good for animals? (Homo sapiens included).
New treathments vs Old treathments in animals.
In the same way that the pharmaceutical industry overshadows traditional cures by replacing them by a wide variety of substances and named medications, that same industry and their lobbyists try to disprove natural remedies and bring animals to the veterinarians in order to market their medicines.
It’s a monopoly. They beat the competition.
In the past, a lot of homely remedies helped both animals and humans to be healthier and to have a better life.
Those were the times when we were close to our roots, and when the environment was near to us too.
I will try to show you uses of Olive Oil in order to help you and your animal friends stay healthy and happy.
If the question is :” Is olive oil good for animals?” , my answer is YES!
Olive Oil for DOGS
The main benefit for dogs is through including Olive oil in their diet; although not exactly not in the same way as us humans, it improves:
- Digestion: olive oil improves digestive system functions and helps give them a stronger metabolism.
- Skin health: using olive oil as a part of a canine diet makes your dog retain a healthy skin.
- Coat health: in the same way as with the skin, you can also use olive oil by applying it over your dog’s coat as a mask prior to bathing.
- Otitis: if your dog suffers from this disease, our secret weapon can help here, too. put a drop or two in the ears once per day.
- Allergies: including olive oil in a dog’s diet can help to prevent and eliminate allergies.
- Itching: olive oil applied on the area where itchiness appears will calm your best friend.
- Digestion: Olive oil improves digestive function. Your cat will thank you.
- Hair balls: this problem decreases dramatically by using olive oil in cats diet.
- Coat health: cat’s fur will shine like a rock star
- Cats love olive leaf! Please, follow this link (Spanish)
Olive Oil for HORSES
- Skin health: using olive oil or giving it as a part of a diet or massaging your horse’s skin produces incredible results. Its mane will shine like a mirror.
- Hoof care and health: you can use a lot of commercial products for taking care of your horse hooves, or you can use olive oil to do it. It’s always best to use natural remedies.
- Injuries and sores: when reins, saddles, spurs or anything else hurts your horse, you can use olive oil as a salve as long as the wound isn’t too deep.
- Hair unraveling: olive oil helps with grooming and unraveling horsehair.
Olive Oil for SHEEPS
Avoid infections by using olive oil and olive leaf in sheep’s’ noses. This will help to repel some insects (flies, most of the time) laying eggs there. This is an old, old recipe used in the Mediterranean area to avoid fly infestations.
Olive Oil for BIRDS
- Foot care and health: olive oil gives a very good appearance to birds’ feet.
- Problems laying eggs: if your parrot, or any other kind of bird is trying to lay an egg and there is a problem there, you can use olive oil to make it easier.
- Help with taking pills: when you need to give your best friend a pill and it seems very difficult, bathe the pill in some olive oil and it will go down more smoothly.
- Deworm: olive oil repels parasites; you just need to apply it for an half an hour and let it work.
I’m sure you know a lot of tricks for using olive oil with animals, too!
I would like to know them, so I encourage you to contact with me by leaving a comment or sending a message through social networks.
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Thanks a lot for reading .