Yes. Oatmeal is a great source of protein and soluble fiber, which can help older dogs with digestive issues. It also contains vitamin B6 and iron. Oatmeal is an excellent grain for dogs with wheat allergies. And it’s low in gluten.
Be sure to cook oatmeal before serving—use water, not milk. And only use plain oatmeal—nothing prepackaged or with added flavors. Of course let the oatmeal cool before giving it to your pet. You can add it to your dog’s usual bowl of food, offer it with an egg for a more complete meal, or offer a small amount as a snack.
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