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Is it safe to use olive leaf extract on cats. What dose do

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Is it safe to use olive leaf extract on cats. What dose do you give. My cat has runny nose and discharge she was born with it, it is continuous - vet says it will never get over it. She is 13 years old now but seems to be suffering at the moment and I would like to try to clear her congestion. She has also always suffered from allergies and itchy skin which she scratches too much.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  DrAmy replied 7 years ago.
Hello Susie,

Olive leaf extract (olive oil) is safe to give to your cats. Some studies show that it has stong anti-oxidant effects. There is also some evidence that it has anti-viral properties as well.

I you would like to try it the dose would be 1/2 teaspoon per cat per day.   It may not help, but it won't hurt.

Let me know if you need anything else.