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Can dogs eat oatmeal, wheat or barley?
by: Linda from: Michigan
This is one of my most popular questions, and with good reason, because so many dogs have a sensitivity to wheat or barley. I was wondering if there was any wheat or barley that dogs can eat? Also, what are the things that can go wrong when dogs have a sensitivity to any of these grns?
Dogs can eat barley, wheat and oats, but these are all very hard to digest. When dogs eat the tough outer hulls of these grns, they tend to experience indigestion or worse, flatulence and bloating. This will keep the dog on the brink of anemia or worse.
As for what you can do for a dog with a sensitivity, there is nothing that can be done. These foods are just too hard for a sensitive dog. The only option is to feed the dog a grn-free diet that doesn't contn any hardy gluten-based starches.
A grn-free diet is made up of a protein source and a fat source. This is the minimum a dog needs to live, and you can add vitamins, minerals, fiber and treats to customize the diet.
You can find a good, balanced, and nutritious diet at a local pet store, or you can contact the manufacturers of your food. These dogs do need to be fed a diet that is very high in protein, which they may or may not be able to digest without some assistance from you. You can add other starches in small amounts to your diet to help with digestion.
We have a dog who eats a grn-free diet, and I am currently giving him some whole wheat bread in small quantities for breakfast, and other whole wheat products like bread, crackers, etc. to add to his diet on the weekends. I have read a lot of good things about feeding dogs with bread, and a grn-free diet does have a problem, as mentioned above, of having some indigestible carbs in it.
Dogs are not known to be lactose intolerant, but can be sensitive to certn carbohydrates. If you dog is lactose intolerant, you can check your dog's milk. If she is okay, she can also be given products with lactose as the first ingredient.
We have a small dog who eats a grn-free diet, and we gave him wheat and barley about 3 months ago, but his weight has not increased as it should have, he had been on a grn-free diet before that, and we noticed he wasn't quite himself, he had loose stool, and was running away from us because he was afrd we were going to hit him.
A lot of dogs are sensitive to barley, and some of them react very badly. I would not feed your dog any barley, at least not until you make sure he does not have an allergy to it. There are some dogs who are very sensitive to it, and can't even touch a kernel. If your dog is very sensitive, you may be able to get a dog food company to test his sensitivity. If your dog has diarrhea after eating a barley kernel, he has a very severe case of diarrhea, and you need to take him to a vet immediately.
I know several dog owners who feed their dogs a diet that has barley as one of the mn ingredients, and have had good results with their dogs, some had their dogs be completely barley free, and some had their dogs be given barley every once in a while. It all depends on the dog's individual sensitivity to it.
I have a dog that is barley sensitive and he is a boxer. He had diarrhea for 3 days until he was given