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olive oil in dogs food??

samir
February 23rd, 2007, 11:45 AM
Hiiiiiii.... Im new around here. I have a dog named samir! He is a black labrador. I think his fur isnt as soft as it should be ( you can see what im talking about here: http://www.vivapets.com/petsite.php?id=1044 ) I got a tip from a friend who said that a little bit of olive oil in his food would be good for that... id like to now what you think... Thanks in advance :D

mummummum
February 23rd, 2007, 11:52 AM
Okayyyyy, so are you just posting a personal ad (per your personal ad) or are you asking a real question and wanting a real answer?

If you are asking for and wanting an answer then olive oil is fine (there are better oils such as fish oil) but, it won't make much of a difference if you are feeding something to which your dog is allergic or intolerant.

Hunter's_owner
February 23rd, 2007, 12:11 PM
I have a lab and his fur is not that soft. Labs fur is not supposed to be soft and fine, it is supposed to be a little coarse.:shrug:

From: http://www.akc.org/breeds/labrador_retriever/index.cfm
The most distinguishing characteristics of the Labrador Retriever are its short, dense, weather resistant coat
Coat
The coat is a distinctive feature of the Labrador Retriever. It should be short, straight and very dense, giving a fairly hard feeling to the hand. The Labrador should have a soft, weather-resistant undercoat that provides protection from water, cold and all types of ground cover. A slight wave down the back is permissible. Woolly coats, soft silky coats, and sparse slick coats are not typical of the breed, and should be severely penalized.