Oats in Dog Food
Oats are a great ingredient for dogs. Their biggest benefit is the rich levels of dietary fibre in oats which aids digestion and hunger management in hungrier dogs. The beta glucan part to the fibre can help to control blood sugar levels and improve digestibility of other nutrients as well. Oats are a good source of vitamins and minerals, they bring in B vitamins (pantothenic acid and folate), vitamin E as well as minerals, magnesium, potassium, selenium, zinc, iron, zinc and manganese. The fat in oats is healthy too, they are full of linoleic acid, a type of omega-6 fatty acid that benefits skin and coat in dogs.
Oats are a hypoallergenic ingredient and gluten-free, so a great ingredient for dogs with allergies to gluten or those with suspected sensitive stomachs or food intolerances. Lastly oats contain phytochemicals with anti-cancerous benefits which can reduce cancer risk and slow tumour growth in certain types of cancers as well.
So choosing a food with oats for your dog can help with digestion, hunger and overall health why not give it a try?