At our local "dog park" there are some olive trees. We sit under one and right now the olives are falling. The dogs eat the olives, almost obsessively. Then they tend to throw up later.
They have eaten green olives and ripe black ones.
Having sunk my teeth into an olive off a tree (bzsszzzt) I cannot understand why they want to eat them. Even my girl, who is not a "foodie" by any means, needed to be told a couple of times "no".
Question: What's the attraction? It seems common, as many dogs have had a chew and the regulars are really hard to wean.
However. Are the "raw" olives dangerous? Net browsing says no. But as I say, the guys do tend to throw up. That does not seem good. Olives were designed not to be eaten, to fens off birds etc. We have to spend about 6 weeks salting them to be able to eat them.
Helpful input appreciated.