Can Dogs Eat Oatmeal?

bowl of oatmeal with strawberries

Oatmeal is safe for dogs

Oatmeal is safe for dogs. It is high in carbohydrates and a good source of fiber, phosphorous, and zinc. It is a good option of grain to try if your dog is allergic to other wheats.

Always cook oatmeal and do not feed it raw. When preparing oatmeal, cook it with water instead of milk, and do not add any extra ingredients that can be harmful to your dog such as sugar, chocolate, butter, or raisins. Make sure it is cool before serving so it does not burn them. Only feed oatmeal in moderation as it can cause gastrointestinal discomfort, diarrhea, vomiting, and even bloat.