Can dogs eat Black olives?

can dogs eat black olivesYes

Overview

dog-food-safety-information

Yes. Black olives are packed with nutrients, which make them a health snack for dogs. The antioxidants in black olives protect against cell damage and prevent cancer and other chronic diseases. However, black olives are high in sodium. so be sure to only give your dog a small amount at a time.

Benefits

health-benefits
  • Black olives are a good source of antioxidants. It's abundant with oleuprein, which has anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. It also contains oleanolic acid, which reduces inflammation and prevents liver damage.
  • The plant compounds found in black olives helps prevent bone loss and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
  • Black olives are packed with healthy fats called oleic acid, which help reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • Black olives are low in carbohydrates and most of them are from fiber.

Risks

health-risks
  • Black olives are ripe olives but they still have a bitter taste when eaten fresh. To remove the bitter compounds, black olives are cured and fermented, which involves adding ingredients that may not be suitable for dogs.
  • Black olives are typically packed in brine or saltwater, which has high amounts of sodium. Excessive consumption can lead to sodium poisoning, dehydration, and kidney problems.
  • The pits of black olives are a choking hazard. Because they are sharp, they can injure the throat. If swallowed, the pits can cause intestinal obstuction and rupture the gut.
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Servings

serving-suggestions
  • Give pitted black olives to dogs as an occasional treat.

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