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Yes, dogs can drink oat milk but only in small amounts as a treat. Oat milk is not a necessary part of their diet. Oat milk contains natural sugars and can be difficult for dogs to digest, leading to an upset stomach or diarrhea. Sticking to water and dog-friendly milk substitutes such as lactose-free or unsweetened almond milk would be best.

Oat Milk
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Safe: This food is generally considered safe by the veterinary community. Dogs can eat this food sometimes or in small amounts but contains little to no nutritional value.

Food Safety Safe – if fed in small amounts as a treat
Nutritional Value Vitamin D, Calcium, Iron, and Potassium
Daily Serving Occasional and In Small Amounts – Unflavored, Gluten-free, and Xylitol-free
Benefits Rich source of Iron
Every dog is different. For specific feeding guidelines, including quantities and beneficial foods that are best for your dog, please consult your vet.

How Much of Oat Milk Is Good for Dogs?

Oat milk is a beneficial source of iron, vitamin D, and calcium which is good for your dog’s bones. However, it should be served in moderation and occasionally as a treat.

Oat milk might contain artificial sweeteners, additives like xylitol, or sugars, which can be risky for dogs. We advise treating your dog with a cup only one or two times a week. Excessive oat milk consumption might affect your dog’s digestive system by causing diarrhea or a stomachache.

What Happens if a Dog Drinks Too Much Oat Milk?

If a dog consumes an excessive amount of oat milk, it can lead to digestive upset such as diarrhea or vomiting. Additionally, some dogs may be intolerant to the lactose in oat milk, which can cause digestive symptoms even in small amounts.

It’s important to note that oat milk should not be a regular part of a dog’s diet and should only be given in moderation as a treat. If you are concerned that your dog has ingested too much oat milk, it’s best to contact your veterinarian for guidance.

What Is The Nutritional Benefits of Oat Milk?

  • Oat milk is beneficial for the bone strength of dogs since it is packed with vitamin D, calcium, and potassium.
  • The high iron content of oat milk aids in the prevention of anemia.
  • Oat milk is ideal for dairy or lactose-intolerant dogs because it is lactose-free.
  • Oat milk is suitable for dogs that are intolerant to gluten because it is gluten-free.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes, dogs can eat Oat milk, only in a small amount, as an occasional treat.

  • While oat milk can be safe for dogs in small quantities as a treat, it is not recommended to feed it to dogs in its raw form. Raw oats contain phytic acid and protease inhibitors, which can cause digestive upset in dogs and interfere with nutrient absorption. In addition, raw oats can also contain harmful bacteria that can lead to food poisoning in dogs.

    It’s always best to speak with your veterinarian before introducing any new food item into your dog’s diet to ensure it is safe and appropriate.

  • Oat milk is not necessarily harmful to dogs, but it should only be given in moderation as a treat and not as a regular part of their diet. Oat milk contains lactose, which some dogs may be intolerant to, leading to digestive upset such as diarrhea or vomiting. Additionally, too much oat milk can lead to weight gain and other health issues.

About the Writer
Dan Greco , Dog Dad

Having been a dog dad for 5 years, I know how hard it is to make sure your dog gets the right nutrients and stays away from hazardous foods. With the help of a veterinarian who specializes in nutrition, I created this blog to help dog owners quickly access food information they need.

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About the Contributor
Dr. Hillary Wolfe , Veterinarian & Certified Food Therapist

Dr. Wolfe holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Kansas State University and holds nutrition certifications from the NAVC and CIVT. Her business, Tula Veterinary Nutrition, hosts online courses that teach owners how to cook for their pet for optimal health and longevity. Follow her on Instagram at @doctorwolfe.dvm for dog nutrition tips, recipes and insights.