Benefits of Porridge for Dogs

Benefits of Porridge for Dogs

There are a number of benefits that porridge provides for dogs. It's high in nutritional value and easy to prepare and serve.

Dogs, like humans, can eat porridge. It is a food with a large quantity of fiber and many nutrients, minerals and antioxidants. In addition, it contains vitamin B, which helps keep a dog's fur shiny and healthy. It also contains linoleic acid and omega-6 fatty acids that keep a dog's coat healthy.

In moderate quantities, porridge is an excellent replacement for carbohydrates in a dog's diet. It contains digestible fiber that helps regulate glucose levels in the blood, which reduces the risk of diabetes and cardiac disease.

The main benefits of feeding porridge can be summed up with these points:

  1. It’s an excellent substitute for wheat for animals that are allergic to gluten. According to recent studies about gluten and related allergies, it’s been found that many animals can’t tolerate them.
  2. Porridge is high in vitamin B5 and vitamin B9. Also, oatmeal contains zinc, iron, magnesium, copper and folic acid. It also contains biotin that good for keeping your dog’s coat in perfect condition.
  3. Porridge is an excellent source of soluble fiber. The high levels of fiber that porridge contains are ideal to regulate cholesterol in dogs. The fiber helps intestinal and digestive problems such as constipation. Also, oatmeal fiber helps regulate digestion and helps get rid of gassiness.  
  4. Porridge is an ideal food for the fur and skin of dogs. If your dog eats oatmeal, they’ll undoubtedly have a shiny coat that’s strong and healthy. In fact, there are shampoos and lotions which include Porridge to improve dogs’ coat. This is because it contains a high level of nutrients.
  5.  It increases the production of red blood cells and your dog’s circulatory system.  
  6. In spite of being a food that is high in carbohydrates, porridge is highly recommended for dogs that are overweight. Due to its fiber content, oatmeal helps process fats in your dog’s body. Remember that you should not give them too much porridge or there could be a negative result.

Serving information and general considerations

Our brand new Vibrance and Radiance Support Porridge recipes mix perfectly with the Goat Milk Smoothie which makes for a nutritious substitute for dairy milk or water, adjusting as needed. Porridge is a good complement to your dog's diet, with meat and vegetables being the recommended staples. Generally, grains should compose only about 10 percent of your dog's diet. So limit serving size. When you're introducing porridge, offer a small amount at first and wait 24 hours to monitor digestion before gradually increasing the amount to no more than a tenth of his dietary caloric intake. In general, think of it as a side dish.