Can dogs eat Flour?

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Benefits

health-benefits
  • Flour is generally safe for dogs to eat as it's used as a binding agent for dog food and treats.
  • Different types of flour have different nutritional values. Some flour types are better for dogs than others when it comes to nutritional content.
  • White flour is made from refined wheat. The refining process removes most of the nutrients from the wheat.
  • Healthier alternatives to regular flour are almond flour, coconut flour, whole wheat flour, buckwheat flour and oat flour because they have more nutrients including protein and fiber.

Risks

health-risks
  • Flour is not meant to be consumed on its own as it is a choking hazard and could lead to gastrointestinal issues.
  • Regular flour and white flour have little nutritional value for dogs.
  • When consumed excessively, flour can lead to weight gain and bloating.
  • Dogs with grain or wheat allergies should not be given flour.
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Servings

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  • Flour can be used as an ingredient to make homemade dog treats.
  • Flour is one of the ingredients in many commercial dog food and dog treats.
  • Flour should not be the main part of a dog's regular diet.

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