Can dogs eat Oatmeal?

can dogs eat oatmealYes

Benefits

health-benefits
  • Oats are high in fiber which helps in digestion and reduces the risk of heart disease.
  • Oatmeal contains B-vitamins as well as omega-6 fatty acids and linoleic acids. These nutrients promote healthy skin and coat.
  • Oatmeal helps slow down the absorption of sugar, which regulates energy and blood sugar levels.
  • Oatmeal is naturally gluten-free and safe for dogs with gluten intolerance.

Risks

health-risks
  • Raw oats are difficult for dogs to digest, may cause digestive issues in dogs, especially when consumed in large quantities.
  • Uncooked oats can also stick in a dog's throat and cause choking.
  • Oatmeal and oats might be contaminated with crops containing gluten and can trigger allergic reactions in dogs with a wheat allergy.
  • Porridge made with oatmeal and milk might cause adverse reactions to lactose-intolerant dogs.
health-risks-dog

Servings

serving-suggestions
  • Wash and cook oatmeal for easier digestion. Serve them plain without sugar or milk.
  • If you choose to give oatmeal to your dog, make sure it's served in moderation and occasionally. The recommended amount is one tablespoon of cooked rolled oats for every 9 kilos of the dog's weight.
  • Oatmeal should not make up for the majority of your dog's diet since it is a carbohydrate, and the majority of your dog's diet should be from quality meat-based protein.

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