This Berry Egg Oatmeal for Dogs is a fiber and protein-packed breakfast made with love... Top with some treats for an extra special meal for your furry friend!
Thank you BJ’s Wholesale Club for sponsoring this post.
Now that I've been working from home for a few months, I'm pretty sure my dog has developed an unhealthy attachment to me. OK who am I kidding, I'm pretty sure I've also developed an unhealthy attachment to her.
Winnie is by my side all day, no matter if I'm in my office, the kitchen, or the family room and she gets a seriously sad look in my eyes if she knows I'm getting ready to go out.
Not only do I love having so much time to cuddle her, but I'm also using it as an opportunity to get a little extra training in (if you're new here, my pup has a whole lotta anxiety, which we're trying to work through). That means lots of walks and playing, lots of treats, and a "time out" here and there.
As you probably already know, I absolutely love cooking for Winnie and tend to spoil her with treats and toys (I'm not even going to show you her toy collection because you'll probably think I'm crazy). So, I'm thrilled to be working with BJ's Wholesale Club today to tell you all about their awesome selection of pet products, to show you what I got for my pup, and to share my recipe for berry egg oatmeal for dogs!
First of all, my family has been a member of BJ's Wholesale Club for probably 25 years now. As a kid, I LOVED going to BJ's and as an adult, I still take BJ's trips every few months with my mom. She'll call me and say, "need anything from BJ's?" and the answer is always YES! I've bought Winnie a few toys and treats over the years, but this is the first time I really got serious about exploring the pet aisle.
And oh my gosh, they have SO much. From food to treats to toys and beds, Winnie would have been like a kid in a candy store (er, a dog in a pet store?) if she had been with me.
She's pretty picky when it comes to treats, but I have a good idea of what she's going to like, so I took my time to explore the aisle and pick out a few things. As you can see, they offer a large selection of leading national brands and specialty pet food brands, so they really have something for every pup. And their selection won't break your budget!
Of course, I also bought a few things for myself. BJ's is the kind of place you could spend hours in. From books to clothes to patio furniture and WINE (!!), it's very easy to lose track of time entirely as you browse through the aisles.
When I got home with my most recent BJ's haul, Winnie ran into the garage to see what I got her. The first thing she saw was her brand new bed!
I've been carrying Winnie's current bed back and forth from the kitchen to my office, so I was excited to get her a nice new bed that could reside permanently in my office.
I got her the Berkley Jensen 38" Tufted Round Pet Bed and it's the softest, most comfy bed ever. I seriously want to cuddle up on it! Luckily, she feels the same way.
And she's happy to finally have her little spot next to my desk, so she can lay by me when she's not crying to sit on my lap or begging for a bite of my breakfast or lunch.
Which is why I also bought her some treats and decided to cook her a little breakfast of her own. The treats I chose for her are the Berkley Jensen Pork and Berry Links and the Chicken Jerky Dog Chews. She is especially OBSESSED with the chicken dog chews and they definitely help her stay on her best behavior.
The Pork and Berry Links inspired me to create a special homemade breakfast for Winnie, Berry Egg Oatmeal for Dogs.
Can Dogs Eat Oatmeal?
You might be wondering, "is oatmeal good for dogs?" And the answer is- yes!
Oatmeal has actually been touted as being great for dogs because the vitamins are good for their skin and the fiber is good for their digestion. It may even help in lowering their cholesterol levels (source).
Lots of people wouldn't automatically think to feed their dog oatmeal, but it can actually be a really great addition to your dog's diet. My dog is super picky and she loves oatmeal!
Of course, all dogs are different and you should always talk to your vet if you have any questions about feeding your dog oatmeal, eggs, and fruit.
Berry Egg Oatmeal Recipe for Dogs
Making oatmeal for dogs is pretty much the same as making oatmeal for humans... Easy! This recipe makes a small bowl of oatmeal that's packed with protein from the egg and healthy grains from the oats.
To make, in a small saucepan, heat oats and water over medium heat for about 3 minutes. Stir egg into the oats and cook for 2 minutes. Stir berries into the saucepan and cook for another 2 minutes.
Top with more berries or some extra treats, if you like.
Even though this recipe makes a small bowl, I may recommend splitting it into two servings, depending on the size of your dog.
It takes less than 10 minutes to whip up this oatmeal for dogs and it's super easy to make alongside your own breakfast... But honestly?
This oatmeal is so delicious, that you should probably just make a bowl of it yourself! Er, maybe leave the treats out?
Winnie settled in on her bed and gobbled up her oatmeal. I know, I shouldn't encourage eating in bed... But she was so happy, I just went with it.
Since she's super picky, I get so excited when I make food or treats for her and she loves them!
And when she was finished eating, she just went right into mid-morning nap mode. Sweet life, huh?
More Dog-Friendly Recipes
I absolutely love cooking and baking for my dog and have lots of dog-friendly recipes in regular rotation for Winnie, including several homemade breakfasts for dogs. Here are some of my (and her!) favorite homemade dog treat and homemade dog food recipes:
- Peanut Butter Banana Pupcakes (perfect for your dog's birthday!)
- Chicken Jello
- Banana Doughnuts for Dogs
- Chicken Dog Treats
- Egg, Apple, and Banana Pancakes for Dogs
- Gingerbread Puppuccinos
- Beet Cookies
- Strawberry Puppuccino
- Chicken Sausage Quiche for Dogs
- Sweet Potato and Oatmeal Dog Treats (from For the Love of Cooking)
- Crunchy Blueberry Dog Treats (from Southern Bytes)
Now that Winnie is happy and taking her mid-morning nap, I can sit at my desk and eat my breakfast in peace. With my buddy sleeping by my side in her bed. Have I mentioned I love working from home?? I'm pretty sure she loves it, too, especially since it means mid-morning snacks like this oatmeal for dogs!
What's your pet's favorite treat? Have you checked out BJ’s Wholesale’s pet product selection?
Berry Egg Oatmeal for Dogs
- ¼ cup old fashioned oats
- ½ cup water
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- ¼ cup berries (fresh or frozen)
- 2 Berkley Jensen Grain-Free Pork and Berry Links Treats or other treats, chopped (optional)
- In a small saucepan, heat oats and water over medium heat for about 3 minutes.
- Stir egg into the oats and cook for 2 minutes. Stir berries into the saucepan and cook for another 2 minutes.
- Put oatmeal in bowl and add chopped treats on top. Allow to cool before serving to your dog.