There are many ingredients that go into a quality dog food, and here we will focus on just one category: the carbohydrates. Barley (pearled) Oats (or whole oats) Brown rice. Whole wheat. Whole corn. Potato (or sweet potato) Millet.
What kind of carbohydrate is best for dogs?
Oats, in general, whether old-fashioned or rolled, are naturally rich in carbohydrates and fiber. They're one of the healthiest sources of carbs for dogs, especially for homemade dog food and treats.
What percentage of carbohydrates does a dog need?
An adult dog needs at least 10% of its daily calories from protein and a minimum of 5.5% from fats. An adult dog's diet can contain up to 50% carbohydrates, including 2.5% to 4.5% percent fiber.