Home Dog Food Recipes Recipe: Chicken and Rice Dog Food for Upset Stomach

Recipe: Chicken and Rice Dog Food for Upset Stomach

SHARE

A diet change is a quick and easy way to help a dog with an upset stomach. Chicken and Rice Dog Food is one of the most widely recommended recipes for ill dogs. This recipe is made with three ingredients that are easy to digest and help to soothe an irritated digestive tract.

Chicken and Rice Dog Food

You need to begin with small servings and gradually work your dog up to eating his regular meals again. It's best to start with 4-5 small portions of this food (or a similar recipe) for the first day. If your dog seems to keep the portions down, you can increase the serving size and feed 3-4 portions the second day. When all goes well, by the third day, your dog should be ready to get back to his regular diet.

If at any time you notice that your dog's symptoms are getting worse, adjust the portions to a smaller amount and spread out the feeding times. Basically, a little bit of food will go a long way when your dog is suffering from an upset stomach.

Vomiting and diarrhea are the two most noticeable signs of upset stomach in dogs. If your dog continues to throw up or have diarrhea for more than 48 hours, you must seek veterinary care. Also, if your dog's symptoms seem to be getting progressively worse, you must seek veterinary treatment.

Chicken and Rice Dog Food for Upset Stomach

Chicken and Rice Dog Food for Upset Stomach Recipe

It's not going to hurt your dog to eat fewer calories for a few days. Don't worry so much about the calorie content that he requires daily, but focus on getting some high-quality ingredients (like those in this chicken and rice dog food) into his system to help get things back on track.

 

Print

Chicken and Rice Dog Food for Upset Stomach

Chicken and Rice Dog Food for Upset Stomach

A diet change is a quick and easy way to help a dog with an upset stomach. Chicken and Rice Dog Food is one of the most widely recommended recipes for ill dogs. This recipe is made with three ingredients that are easy to digest and help to soothe an irritated digest tract.

  • Author: Samantha Randall
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4-5 cups 1x
  • Category: Upset Stomach
  • Method: Boiled
  • Cuisine: Dog Food

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cup dry white rice
  • 1 cup boneless, skinless chicken (cubed)
  • 1 tbsp. canned pumpkin
  • 1 3/4 cup water

Instructions

Boil the water. Cut the raw chicken into pieces that are appropriately sized for your dog. I have a Labrador, so the pieces seen in my recipe video and photos may be much too big for your small breed.

Add the chicken and rice to the boiling water. Simmer the ingredients until the chicken is fully cooked. This should take about 15 to 20 minutes.

Once the food has cooled, add the pumpkin and mix until it is thoroughly combined. You can feed it to your pup immediately.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 118
  • Sodium: 16 mg
  • Fat: 1.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.6 g
  • Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 6.7 g

Did you make this recipe?

Share a photo and tag us — we can't wait to see what you've made!

How to store: You can store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days or freeze them, and they’ll keep for up to 3 months. Keep in mind that this recipe includes no preservatives to not last nearly as long as commercial dog food.

For More Information

We publish many homemade dog food and treats recipes every month. For more recipes, pet food cooking tips, and advice, see our “Recipes” section. If you're new to the 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.

Chicken and Rice Dog Food

 

Other Options for Feeding Dogs With An Upset Stomach

Overall, feeding your dog a bland diet is a great way to relieve his upset stomach. In addition to chicken and rice, other foods that are bland and good for this situation include: 

  • Pumpkin (which you notice is also in this recipe)
  • Shredded chicken
  • Bone broth
  • Baby food
  • Rice and extra-lean ground beef
  • A variation of our recipe with a tablespoon of plain yogurt with live cultures
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Mashed boiled potatoes
  • Cooked carrots
  • Quinoa
  • Boiled eggs
  • Cottage cheese
  • Bananas
  • Watermelon
  • Oatmeal
  • Low-fat plain yogurt

Chicken and Rice Dog Food

Common Questions About Chicken and Rice Dog Food for Upset Stomach

The following answers should take care of any lingering questions you have about this recipe for your dog’s upset stomach:

How much chicken and rice should I give my dog with an upset stomach?

Try to give your dog twice as much rice as chicken. So rice should make up about 2/3 of the meal, and chicken should be the remaining 1/3. You should also give your dog the food in multiple smaller meals instead of a few large meals.

How long should I feed my dog chicken and rice for diarrhea?

You will typically want to give your dog chicken and rice for diarrhea for about four or five days, assuming your dog has had an upset stomach for at least two days. You should consult your vet for further advice.

Do chicken and rice help dogs with diarrhea?

If your dog has diarrhea, chicken and rice are a great option to ensure that he still gets some nutrients. At the same time, it is nice and gentle on your dog’s stomach.

How much rice should you feed a dog with an upset stomach?

It will help if you start by giving your dog the above recipe with rice in small quantities. If he tolerates it, you can slowly increase the quantity you give him at a time.

Do chicken and rice settle a dog’s stomach?

Yes, chicken and rice can help settle your dog’s stomach because the ingredients are bland, meaning they are gentle on your dog’s digestive system.

READ NEXT:  Dog Food Recipe for Picky Eaters

Recipe- Chicken and Rice Dog Food for Upset Stomach