Dog Treats with Semolina Wheat Flour
I’m interested in baking dog treats and found a few recipes that include durum semolina wheat flour. Can this ingredient be harmful to dogs?
Durum semolina wheat flour, commonly used in breads and pastas, is considered safe to use in treats for your pets, Sarah. However, please remember that pets' digestive systems are sensitive, so people foodseven those that are nontoxiccan cause digestive upset. Keep watch and if digestive upset occurs, simply discontinue feeding your pet that particular food or ingredient.
When feeding treats to your dog, make sure to cut them into easily chewable pieces. Also, treats should be given in moderation, usually making up no more than 5 to10 percent of a pet’s daily caloric intake. The rest of the calories should come from high-quality, nutritionally complete pet foods intended specifically for your pet's life stage and lifestyle.
You can read more about people foods and pets in our Top 10 People Foods to Avoid Feeding your Pets, Did you Know?and Ask the APCC ArchivePeople Food.