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19-11-2009, 09:55 PM   #1

Is bran good for dogs?


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19-11-2009, 09:58 PM   #2

Re: Is bran good for dogs?


Im no expert, but I have seen some people recommend it to bulk out the stool and therefore eliminate anal gland problems. I bought some oat bran for my Yorkie but havent given it yet as we are trying to get him established on one particular food. I have heard of some dogs with intolerence to wheat, so I would have thought wheat bran wouldnt be good in such cases. Does it suit your dog?



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19-11-2009, 10:04 PM   #3

Re: Is bran good for dogs?


The bran I have is wheat bran, my dog has no allergies so im guesing it would be okay to use?



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19-11-2009, 11:11 PM   #4

Re: Is bran good for dogs?


As long as he doesn't eat too much of it it will be fine...good general roughage...it just comes out the other end!



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19-11-2009, 11:15 PM   #5

Re: Is bran good for dogs?


Absolutely fine, but obviously not so for dogs that may have a wheat intolerance or allergy.



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19-11-2009, 11:37 PM   #6

Re: Is bran good for dogs?


just watch out for constipation.



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20-11-2009, 01:21 AM   #7

Re: Is bran good for dogs?


My Chihuahua loves it, I give him a flake or 2 when I have it for breakfast, but I've not come across anthing he doesn't like yet he's so greedy!!!



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20-11-2009, 03:10 AM   #8

Re: Is bran good for dogs?


I am not sure it has been processed enough for a dog to digest it. I really doubt it would hurt much, but nothing a dog needs.



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20-11-2009, 11:55 AM   #9

Re: Is bran good for dogs?


My vet recommended it to help with Maggie's anal gland problems and it did her no harm. I think we've added it to most of our dogs dinners of the years.



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21-11-2009, 02:24 PM   #10

Re: Is bran good for dogs?


Ours just had some oat bran mixed with a little natural live yogurt this morning, just a small tester, and he enjoyed it. I figured it would be good for his gut.



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