Can dogs eat Sorghum?

can dogs eat sorghumYes



Can dogs eat sorghum? Yes, sorghum offers plenty of fiber and protein for dogs. It is also suitable for dogs with gluten sensitivities or allergies since this grain is gluten-free. When preparing sorghum, soak it in water to remove harmful tannins it possesses.


  • Sorghum, also known as Broom corn or Jowar, is a whole grain rich in vitamins and minerals, including B1, B2, niacin, iron, and zinc.
  • With high fiber content, sorghum helps promote healthy digestion.
  • Sorghum is also rich in antioxidants.
  • Sorghum is gluten-free and hence suitable for dogs with gluten intolerance.


  • Sorghum contains a small trace of tannins.
  • If improperly stored, sorghum grows molds (aflatoxins) which can cause poisoning in dogs.


  • If you choose to give sorghum to your dog, make sure it's cooked, and served to your dog in moderation and occasionally.
  • Sorghum 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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