Yes. Oat bran is safe for dogs to eat. It’s rich in fiber, but there’s already a good bit of fiber in your dog’s store-bought food, which should come from ingredients like vegetables, oats, and brown rice, rather than corn, wheat, and white rice. Fiber doesn’t provide any added energy for dogs, but it can help improve colon health and anal gland issues. It can also help manage your dog’s weight.
- It’s best to serve oat bran only if your dog is experiencing any of the issues mentioned above.
- Soak oat bran in water before serving and add a spoonful on top of your dog’s usual food.
- If you notice your dog’s stool has softened or she becomes a bit gassy, you’ve added too much oat bran and should cut back.
For More Information
We have a number of articles on which foods are safe and unsafe for your dog to eat. You might also be interested in reading “Can My Dog Eat Raisin Bran?“
The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional veterinary help.