Yes. Unless your dog has a wheat allergy, this popular hot cereal is safe for your dog to eat. Cream of Wheat is simply ground wheat mixed with boiling water until the wheat thickens. Some veterinarians recommend Cream of Wheat (or rice) as a first meal after a bout of stomach sickness, because it’s soft and bland. Cream of Wheat doesn’t provide any notable benefits for your dog, as wheat isn’t an essential part of a healthy diet, but it can be used with other ingredients for a nutritious meal.
- Share a little of your morning Cream of Wheat with your dog (unless you add sugary extras), but don’t use this is a replacement for your dog’s normal morning bowl of kibble.
- Make your own treats by combining three 2.5-ounce jars of baby food (beef or chicken) with 1/4 cup milk powder and 1/4 cup Cream of Wheat. Roll into small balls and bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until brown. Cool before serving or freeze and thaw later.
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