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