Tips for healthy pets

We have put together some useful information to keep your pets happy and healthy

OATS FOR PETS

Can my Cat or Dog eat Oats?
Yes indeed both cats and dogs can eat oats as long as the oats are mixed in water rather than in milk as many pets are lactose intolerant and need to avoid milk.  Oats are best cooked for a few minutes or presoaked overnight in water then mixed with wet food or given alone.

What are the Benefits of Oats for my Pet?
Oatmeal or oat bran have more benefit for dogs than cats and is especially useful for digestive issues including slow or congested bowel. Oats are a nutritive food containing most Vitamin B's plus folic acid.  Important minerals in oats are helpful for strong bones, teeth and nails including iron , zinc (excellent for healthy fur and skin) and manganese (bones & thyroid).  The beneficial fibre in oats help lower cholesterol levels and supports better blood sugar balance.  

Oats for Overweight Dogs
Oats contain protein and a particular soluable fibre which is really helpful for overweight pets and best of all, they feel really satisfied and full after eating.  So if choosing a grain and wanting to get away from gluten drenched grains, consider oats as a better choice for your pet cat and more importantly for your dog. 

Oat Seed for Nervous Stress
Oat seed made into a herbal extract is very valuable for pets that have a nervous temperament or pets that have experienced stress, grief or trauma.  

The main herbal action of oat seed is as a nervine tonic.  Thats why Natural Pet Remedies Store have included the concentrated Oat seed extract in our Stress & Anxiety Soother instant drops... recommended for your pet cat, dog or even your horse!  Taken by the drop, the drops can be added to food or drink or simply put in the mouth.  The Natural Pet Remedies Store product Stress & Anxiety Soother is a handy remedy to have on hand as it is also helpful for travel and separation anxiety issues.  Please check out our product page if you want to know more.