Yes. Wheat germ is a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids, which have many benefits for keeping your dog healthy. They include easing dry, itchy skin; boosting the immune system; and helping fight against allergies, asthma and inflammatory diseases.
There’s still ongoing research about the serving size of fatty acids for dogs, so it’s probably best to consult your vet about your dog’s particular needs. However, adding 1 tablespoon of freshly ground wheat germ or wheat germ oil per pound of your dog’s food should be a safe place to start. You can mix it right into their prepared food or into the food you make for them.
Be sure to check that your dog’s food doesn’t already contain Omega-3s beforehand though, as you don’t want to add something that’s already being provided.
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The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional veterinary help.