Can dogs eat oatmeal
Dogs can eat well cooked oatmeal serve at room temperature. If the oatmeal is too hot it can burn the dog’s stomach and cause tummy trouble. Oatmeal can be good for the constipation, as well as for allergies, and sensitive dry skin.
How to serve oatmeal and how much oatmeal
The cooked oatmeal can be serve mixed with dog treat or dog food. You need to measure 1 tablespoons of oatmeal for every 20 pound dog. In other words a 60 pound dog can only have 3 tablespoons of oatmeal. Aldo can serve a dog oatmeal 1- 2 times weekly at the most.
Never raw oatmeal
Raw oatmeal can cause diarrhea, vomiting or can be life threading for your dog. The fact that oatmeal absorbs a lot of water, can lead to diarrhea or vomiting, and could also get your dog very sick. Other things that can cause diarrhea are raisins and other ingredient people used to mix. Also, instant oatmeal is just as bad.
Cooked oatmeal is fine because it has been absorbed by the water already. When cooking, the oatmeal use always water and never milk. Milk can also cause diarrhea as well. Just keep it as natural as possible, cook oatmeal with water, serve at room temperature. And serve it mixed with dog treats or dog food, and the dog should be just fine. Also, remember not to give them too much oatmeal. It has a lot of carbohydrate and relatively high in calories.
How often can dogs eat oatmeal
Like I said above, a dog can be serve oatmeal up to twice a week at the most. And only well cooked oatmeal if it has constipation.
How often can dogs be bath
Bath: a) If a dog doesn’t have any skin problem nor allergies, it’s recommended to be bathe only once every 3 month. If you bath a dog too often it takes off their defense and get sick easier. And during the middle of those 3 month a dog can be kept clean with daily brushing or cotton ball with baby oil, or a shampoo spray that doesn’t require water. And if a dog gets dirty in the mud, you need to wait for the dog to dry up first. Once the mud dry up, the mud become dirt and most of it falls off, then clean the dog with a brush, baby oil or dry shampoo.
b)On the other hand, a dog with itching or sensitive dry skin or allergies should be bath every other day or twice a week until it gets better, but only with natural oatmeal shampoo or soap, don’t use preservative products.
If your dog doesn’t like bathing in the bath tub, you can try you to soak your dog in the backyard, a parking lot or even a park with oatmeal soap paste and a hose.
Benefits of oatmeal
Oatmeal is good for constipation also it’s good for sensitive dry skin and renew the coat when they have dry skin due to allergies. Oatmeal is high in vitamins B5, B9,fiber and anti inflammatory properties. The natural Oatmeal shampoo or soap nourish retrieves skin while reliving itchiness. If your dog has dry and itching skin, then use grind oatmeal which has anti inflammatory properties that can soothe quickly and effectively. In other words Oatmeal shampoo is effective to solve a dog insect bites, fleas, allergies or any skin sensitivities.
Oatmeal used for bathing.
Oatmeal is also used for bathing dog. There is oatmeal shampoo, oatmeal lotion and oatmeal soap. They’re used for dogs
with sensitive dry skin, itching and allergies. A dog with healthy skin that hasn’t allergies can also use an oatmeal shampoo or oatmeal soap but not to often just once every 3 to 6 months because too much bathing will take the of their defense. On the other hand dogs with sensitivity skin or allergies need to be bath twice a week and sometimes up to every other day.
Oatmeal shampoo leaves the doggies a nice sense of smell. We just need to make sure not to abuse it. too much can be bad however if you follow the instructions of the amount and frequency you should be fine.
They do sell oatmeal shampoo but you can also make your own oatmeal shampoo which is better and more natural. And specially if your dog has sensitive skin, the more natural the better.
Home made Oatmeal Shampoo Recipe
I cup of oatmeal, 1 cup of baking soda or 1/2 cup of liquid castle soap and 1 quart of warm water in a container with lid. Shake well to mix the ingredients. Use it immediately on your dog. Leave the mixture on for at least 5 minutes before rinsing your dog’s fur thoroughly.
Home made Oatmeal Soap Recipe
Step 1: Grind 1cup of raw oatmeal in a food processor or blender until it becomes fine powder.
Step 2:Pour the grind oatmeal into a mix bowel.
Step 3: Add 1cup of baking soda and add 1 cup of warm water into the bowel (not hot).
Step 4: mix well the ingredients until it becomes a paste.
Step 5: use immediately to bathe your dog with the mix, a clean cloth and water. P.S. make sure is not hot.
The oatmeal is a good source of nutrition that can be use mix with dog treat or dog food in case of constipation. Furthermore, it can also be use as shampoo, soap or lotion in case of sensitive dry skin, due itching, mosquito bites, flea, dry skin or allergies. Although oatmeal can be an excellent sour when necessary, It’s important to keep in mind not to use too much oatmeal nor too often. I wrote the exact amount and the frequency above