Is oatmeal safe for dogs? Plain oatmeal is safe for your dog to eat. Oatmeal provides lots of fiber, as well as some vitamins and minerals (30). As with all foods, you should feed oatmeal to your dog in moderation to prevent him from gaining weight (4).
Should oatmeal be cooked for dogs? You should not feed your dog raw oatmeal, always make sure the oatmeal is cooked. Oatmeal should be part of their diet, not the only thing you feed them.
Is oatmeal or rice better for dogs? Rice is a good choice for Asian breeds. Grains from you breed’s place of origin may simply make it easier to digest. Oats, in particular, are a good choice of grain for pets, according to Dr. Richard Pitcairn, DVM, PhD.
Can dogs eat cooked oatmeal with milk? When preparing oats for a dog, avoid using milk of both the dairy and non-dairy variety. Dogs can’t easily break down the lactose in dairy and plant-based milks may contain other ingredients, such as almonds, which are hard for dogs to digest. Mixing oats with plain water is the best option for your pup.