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Can I give regular oatmeal to my dog? Plain oatmeal is safe for your dog to eat. Oatmeal provides lots of fiber, as well as some vitamins and minerals (30). As with all foods, you should feed oatmeal to your dog in moderation to prevent him from gaining weight (4).
How often can I give my dog oatmeal? A good rule to follow is to serve one tablespoon of cooked oatmeal for every 20 pounds of your dog’s body weight.
Is oatmeal better than rice for dogs? Both rice and oatmeal are safe for dogs and these are two ingredients often added to commercial dog food. When looking for a healthy dog food brand, you may see rice or oatmeal listed in the top few ingredients.
Is oatmeal good for dogs with upset stomach? “Oatmeal is a great adjunct to a bland diet when a pet has diarrhea, and it acts as a binding agent,” Bernadine Cruz, DVM, tells us. Oatmeal also contains vitamin B, which helps keep your dog’s coat healthy, and omega-6 fatty acids, which are good for skin health.