Can pets have Oats?

We have put together some useful information to keep your pets happy and healthy with the focus on replying to the many questions around oats for cats & dogs?


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.  Excellent as an occassional food rather than daily.

What are the Benefits of Oats for my Pet?
Oatmeal or oat bran have more benefit for dogs than cats may be useful for digestion.  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).  

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. 

The main herbal action of oat seed is as a nervine tonic.    We have Oat seed in our Pet Soother drops smiley   

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