Can Dogs Eat Oat Flour? What you need to know

If you’ve ever wondered what healthy, wholesome meal you can feed your dog that is tasty and has no side effects, worry no more.

Your dog will love oat flour in the doggy treats.

You can mix oat flour with pumpkin, peanut butter, or apples to make a delicious treat that will leave your dog wagging that tail in delight. 

So, can dogs eat oat flour?

Yes.

Oat flour is quite a healthy addition to your dog’s diet.

The flour is rich in fiber, protein, thiamin, riboflavin, calcium, potassium, and iron.

Raw oat flour will boost your dog’s diet, but your furry friend will enjoy it better when baked into delicious treats. 

Let us unpack more about oat flour and its nutritional value, and sample some recipes that will leave your fur baby happy and healthy. 

Health benefits of oat flour

Oat flour is a more nutritious replacement for white flour.

You can buy ready-made oat flour or make it yourself by blending cut oats using a food processor. 

You can give your dog raw oat flour in moderation by sprinkling it on its meal, boosting its nutrition.

However, it’s best to cook oat flour before feeding your furry pet to avoid stomach issues. 

One cup serving of oat flour contains 6.8g fiber, 19.8mg sodium, 0.8g sugar, 15.3g protein, 68.3g carbohydrates, and 420 calories.

The flour also has phosphorus, zinc, riboflavin, magnesium, calcium, manganese, thiamin, and potassium.

 Oat flour helps your dog maintain a healthy weight and improves your pet’s digestion. 

Oat flour is gluten-free.

The lack of gluten gives oat flour an edge over regular white flour.

Gluten is harmful and causes poor health in dogs.

Feeding your furry friend products with gluten exposes them to chronic small intestinal inflammatory disease.

Other symptoms and signs that your dog is having an adverse reaction from gluten include;

  • Loss of weight
  • Weak body
  • Poor fur
  • Diarrhea
  • Dermatitis
  • Itchy skin
  • Lethargy
  • Pain
  • Restlessness
Can Dogs Eat Oat Flour

 Oat flour contains carbohydrates and fiber.

Oat flour has complex carbs that boost and maintain high energy levels in your furry friend.

A more significant percentage of the calories in the oat flour is from the complex carbs.

Oat flour contains a small number of calories and healthy fats

Oat flour contains 420 calories.

The calories are from the complex carbs.

The calories give your dog energy and help your pet sustain energy levels for a longer time.

The calories also have less than ten percent of unsaturated fats, which reduce the risk of cardiac problems.

Oat flour contains antioxidants.

Oat flour is rich in avenanthramide, an antioxidant with anti-itching and anti-inflammatory qualities.

The antioxidants also lower blood pressure. 

Oat flour has protein.

With 15.3g of protein, oat flour is a rich component in your pet’s diet.

The flour can make yummy homemade treats rich in protein for your dog.

Protein boosts your dog’s growth, improves nerve functions, and is suitable for solid muscle.

Oat flour doggy treats 

You can use oat flour to bake numerous cookies and treats for your pet.

Here are some simple recipes you can put together for your pup. 

Banana and oat flour recipe

Mix oat flour and banana puree, and add a tablespoon of vanilla extract.

Put in molds or roll and cut up into shapes. Bake and serve once cooled.

Peanut butter, oat flour, and banana treats

Thoroughly mix the oat flour, peanut butter, and pureed banana.

Roll the dough on a smooth surface dusted lightly with flour.

Cut it into shapes and bake.

Your cookies are ready to serve.

Apple, oat flour, and peanut butter treats

Run your diced apples, oat flour, cinnamon, egg, and peanut butter through a food processor until well mixed.

Roll out, cut into shapes and bake.

Allow to cool and serve.

Oatmeal pumpkin doggy recipe

Run your oats through a food processor to make oat flour.

Mix the flour with eggs and pumpkin puree.

Mix and put in dog treat molds or roll using a rolling pin and cut out shapes.

Bake and allow to cool before serving your pet.

Carrot oat flour treats

Boil and puree your carrots or opt to grate them.

Mix with oat flour and egg.

Roll the dough on a smooth surface, dust lightly with flour, and cut out the desired shapes.

Bake and serve when cooled.

Peanut butter and oat cookies

Mix your oat flour, unsweetened applesauce, and peanut butter.

Ensure the peanut butter doesn’t contain xylitol, a sweetener harmful to dogs.

Roll out the dough and cut out shapes.

Bake, allow to cool, and serve your pup.

Sample recipe: Doggy oat flour cookies

Ingredients

  1. Two and a quarter cups of oat flour
  2. One and a quarter tbsps of chicken or beef fat. You can substitute with oil.
  3. ¼ cup boiling water
  4. Oil to grease the cookie tray

Instructions

  1. Grease your cookie tray.
  2. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Centigrade or 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Mix the oat flour and water, then add the liquid chicken or beef fat.
  4. Roll out the dough and cut out shapes using a cookie cutter. 
  5. Place on the cookie tray and bake for 25 minutes.
  6. Wait for the cookies to cool, then serve your pup

Variations

You can add pureed bananas, pumpkin, or sweet potatoes.

You can also opt to have shredded carrots or apples to the mixture to give the cookies more flavor. 

Storage information

Store the cookies in an airtight container.

The cookies are good for two weeks.

 Frequently asked questions

Is white flour better than oat flour for dogs?

No.

Oat flour is way more nutritious than white flour.

Oat flour has more protein than other flour, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory qualities.

Where can I find oat flour?

You can buy oat flour from your local store.

Alternatively, blend or put your oats in a food processor for a minute, and you will have a fine flour.

How do you store oat flour?

Store your oat flour in an airtight container in the pantry.

It can last up to three months.

Conclusion

Much like humans, dogs too enjoy the same benefits from oat flour.

Your dog can now enjoy a nutrition-packed meal which is great for your doggy’s health and well-being.

Try out some or all of these healthy and delicious recipes for your furry friend, and you will have one healthy and happy dog.

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