Recipe: Berry Oatmeal for Dogs

Oatmeal is a great breakfast option for humans, and it can be a healthy choice for your dog as well. This berry oatmeal for dogs is easy to make and requires just 4 ingredients.

Oatmeal is rich in soluble fiber, which helps promote healthy digestion and proper weight management. It also contains B vitamins that help to keep your pet's skin and coat healthy.

Oatmeal should not make up the largest part of your dog's diet, so this recipe should not be used as your pet's only food option. I use this oatmeal for dogs as a tasty treat that I rotate into my pet's food repertoire once in a while.

Berry Oatmeal for Dogs Recipe

Berry Oatmeal for Dogs

As I said, this recipe is not going to be 100% nutritionally balanced for all dogs. It is best to take this recipe to your veterinarian or a canine nutritionist and ask for their advice.

They will evaluate your dog and help you choose supplements or multivitamins to add to the recipe to make it nutritionally balanced for your pup.

Your dog's nutritional needs will vary based on his age, weight, health condition, activity level, and many other factors. That is why it is so important to consult an expert before making any changes to his diet.


Recipe: Berry Oatmeal for Dogs

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This recipe is simple to make and can be completed in about 5 minutes. It also only requires 4 ingredients (including water), so it is affordable on virtually any budget.

I used blueberries and blackberries in my berry oatmeal for dogs. You could use any other dog-friendly fruits or even throw in some dog-friendly veggies for a little variety.

  • Author: Samantha Randall
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: about 8 cups of food 1x
  • Category: Cooked Food
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Dog Food


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 large eggs (beaten)
  • 2 1/2 cups of berries


In a small saucepan, cook the oats according to the instructions on the packaging.

Once the oats have cooked, add in the eggs and cook for 2 minutes over medium heat. Stir the berries into the recipe while it is still hot.

When the oatmeal for dogs has cooled, you can serve it to your pet.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 68
  • Sugar: 1.9 g
  • Sodium: 20 mg
  • Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.8 g
  • Fiber: 1.9 g
  • Protein: 3.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 47 mg

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Serving Size Recommendation

You can serve this food to your dog as soon as it has cooled. I recommend feeding about 1/2 cup of food for every 20-25 pounds of body weight.

This recommendation is for 2 servings per day. So, a 25-pound dog would eat about 1/2 cup in the morning and 1/2 cup in the evening.

This is just a guideline.

Some dogs, like working dogs and very active breeds, will need more calories than this. Lazier pets and senior dogs may not need as many.

It's best to consult your veterinarian about the appropriate serving size for your dog. They will also help you evaluate the meal to make sure it will meet your pet's unique nutritional needs.

If necessary, they will assist you in choosing the best supplements and/or multivitamins to add.

How to store

You can store the leftover dog food recipe for large breeds in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days or freeze it, and it’ll keep for up to 3 months. Keep in mind that this recipe includes no preservatives, so it won't last nearly as long as commercial dog food.

For More Information

We publish many homemade dog food and treat recipes every month. For more recipes, pet food cooking tips, and advice, see our “Recipes” section.

If you're new to home-cooked dog food subject, I recommend you read more about “How Much To Feed” to understand serving sizes, “What Supplements To Use” to create well-balanced meals, and “How To Store” for tips on simple and easy homemade dog food storing in a fridge or a freezer.

Samantha’s biggest passion in life is spending time with her Boxer dogs. After she rescued her first Boxer in 2004, Samantha fell in love with the breed and has continued to rescue three other Boxers since then. She enjoys hiking and swimming with her Boxers, Maddie and Chloe.