Oatmeal is one of the best people foods for your dog. The benefits are overwhelming and can contribute to your dog’s health, whether taken internally or applied directly to the skin.
Oatmeal is high in soluble fiber, which helps keep their cholesterol low, making it a heart healthy food in both people and dogs. It is especially good for senior dogs and dogs that have problems with their bowels. Some people add probiotics to intensify the benefit to their bowels. Oats are equivalent to meat, milk and egg protein and is a great alternative grain for dogs allergic to wheat. In addition, they provide a good amount of magnesium, iron, zinc and several B vitamins. Lastly, Oatmeal is free from Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO).
I use and recommend Bob’s Red Mill Oats. They have a few varieties. I use the Organic Oats Rolled Regular, Gluten-Free, 32-Ounce. You can purchase them in a 4-pack from Amazon.com.
You want to use Oatmeal that you have to cook. Do not use ready-to-eat or Oatmeal that takes 5 minutes. Bob’s Red Mill Organic Oats Rolled takes 20 minutes to cook. Let it cool before giving it to your dogs.
Do not add sugar! I use Organic Applesauce, which has no sugar or additives. You can add a little sprinkle of cinnamon, just make sure you mix it all up with the Oatmeal and Applesauce. I save my leftovers for the next day but do not keep them longer than a day. The fresher, the better.
I guarantee your dogs will love having some Oatmeal added to their regimen. You can give it to them by itself or add a little to their dry food as a topper.
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