Benefits of Olive Oil for Cats
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After countless studies, olive oil is considered a "superfood" - that is, a food with many nutrients. Not only do they help the correct functioning of the organism, they are excellent at providing many additional benefits. These food heroes have the characteristic of being unprocessed natural foods.
Therefore, any person or creature that consumes olive oil (of high quality) will be taking "healthy" supplements. Just as humans strive to be as healthy as we can, we can provide this for our pets.
In this AnimalWised article we will discuss the benefits of olive oil for cats. You will see that besides being a rich option to include in the diet of your feline, will improve and promote your good health.
Why use olive oil for cats?
Feeding our pet a nutritious and healthy diet is guaranteed to achieve positive results. Not only in the health of the cat but also in their state of mind. Let's see why AnimalWised love using olive oil for your pet:
- It has the ability to be a powerful antioxidant - thanks to a large part of its components such as polyphenols (bio-synthesized plant compounds), vitamin E and chlorophyll. All these nutrients help to boost and improve the immune system.
- It has good monounsaturated fats. These reduce the risk of suffering from cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. They burn and metabolizes fats very efficiently.
- It facilitates weight loss in cats thanks to those same monounsaturated fats that break down the fats inside its own cell. This is of paramount importance because one of the reasons for higher mortality in cats is obesity. They can suffer from strokes if they are overweight.
Foods like olive oil, which have fruity, fresh and natural flavors and feel are always pleasing to a cat's taste buds. As well as contributing to their overall health. Try and buy extra virgin if possible.
What can it treat?
It is one of the best natural remedies for constipation in cats. Cats suffer greatly from this problem, which seems miniscule but can be problematic and even lead to death.
Constipation can be both mild and chronic. If your cat is constipated and has difficulty defecating, it is because their diet does not contain enough fiber and their digestive system is not working properly. As a remedy you can give olive oil, which will stimulate the bowel movements and make the stool more liquid and easy to discard.
It is also excellent for improving the shine and softness of your cat's fur thanks to its moisturizing properties. Also, it slows down aging. There are now face creams with olive oil!
Including a little of this "super food" to your pet's food, is a great solution to help you pass the hair balls down their throat.
How to use olive oil for cats
Besides having pure positive properties for the health of your cat, olive oil is easily affordable and accessible. You can find it in any supermarket or organic food store.
You should include a spoonful of oil in your pet's feed at least 3 times a week. Mix it well so the oil is absorbed by the food. That's all you have to do!
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