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Old 07-11-2011, 12:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I read that adding Olive oil to cat food (teaspoon) every once and a while is good for a cats coat? Anyone heard of this?
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd think fish oil would be more appropriate. But yes, oil in general is good for skin and hair.
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Definitely fish oil over olive oil. Some of omegas that cats need that can be found in fish oils but not vegetables.
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my one cat loves the fish oil. I break open my own capsules and he'll lick it, but I usually just squeeze it out on a plate and he licks it right up. When I open the bottle to take my own he comes running over thinking it's his turn.
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Would cod liver oil be okay to give to a cat? Or would pure fish oil be better?
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I'd do pure fish oil. I know Cod liver oil has vitamin A, and I know cats can over dose on vit A, but I don't know how much you'd need to give them for that to happen. So I'd just do regular fish oil to be safe.
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hehe i am not sure if they have fish oil in brazil but i could add a lil olive oil to their food. good to know
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I have heard that fish oil and olive oil is really good for their coat. It helps make it better and I'm pretty sure, thicker.
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I'd do pure fish oil. I know Cod liver oil has vitamin A, and I know cats can over dose on vit A, but I don't know how much you'd need to give them for that to happen. So I'd just do regular fish oil to be safe.
The Vitamin A issue and the fact that it's a very thin oil and is an aspiration hazard. Not a good choice.....
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