Oatmeal is also considered a healthy addition to your dog’s meal. In fact, oatmeal is found in many dog foods and is safe for pets that are highly sensitive to grains.
Oatmeal is packed with vitamins and minerals, and it is an excellent source of dietary fiber. The soluble fiber in it is highly beneficial for dogs that may have trouble maintaining bowel regularity.
The protein in it gives an energy boost. Also, the iron, manganese, zinc and B vitamins (pantothenic acid, which is B5, and folate, which is B9) in it support the overall health of your pet.
Always serve plain, cooked oatmeal with no sugar or flavoring. It is also recommended to serve oatmeal in conjunction with probiotics to enhance their effects.
You can serve both coconut water or milk and coconut oil to your dog.
Coconut oil contains lauric acid, which helps strengthen the immune system. It also helps fight bad breath, increase energy levels, improve digestion, reduce allergic reactions, improve cognitive functions and alleviate skin conditions, such as hot spots, flea allergies and itchy skin. Additionally, it’s a high source of protein.
Coconut water contains electrolytes that help prevent dehydration.
You can add up to 1 tablespoon (1 teaspoon per 10 pounds) of coconut oil to your dog’s regular food once a day.
For coconut water, give ¼ cup to small dogs and 1 cup to large dogs on a daily basis.