Do you feel like eating when your stomach is upset? Probably not. Neither does your dog. These dog treats for upset stomachs will help get some nourishment into your pup without making him sick.
Dry kibble and commercial dog treats probably won't entice your pet to eat when he's not feeling well. Whole food ingredients in homemade dog food and treats may be enough to entice him.
You can also cater homemade recipes to meet your dog's unique needs. In this case, you can use ingredients that aid in proper digestion and help to soothe the irritated digestive tract.
Dog treats for upset stomachs should be formulated with ingredients that are easy to digest and help to soothe the gastrointestinal tract. You won't want to overwhelm your pup's stomach with too much food, so starting out with a treat or two is a great way to gradually work him up to eating regular meals.
Dog Treats for Upset Stomach Recipe
When dealing with a dog's upset stomach, it's best to start with 4-5 small portions of food when trying to get his system back on track. You can feed him one or two of these treats at first or try some homemade dog food for an upset stomach.
If your dog seems to keep the small portions down, you can increase the serving size and feed 3-4 portions the second day. You can add these treats as a food topper to entice him to eat his kibble or try feeding them in between small meals to soothe his digestive tract.
If 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. A little bit of food will go a long way when your dog is suffering from an upset stomach.
It's not going to hurt your pup 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 the ones in these dog treats for upset stomach) into his system to help get things back on track.Print
Recipe: Dog Treats for Upset Stomach
If your dog's symptoms continue to get worse, you should call your veterinarian and ask for advice. They may recommend an over-the-counter treatment or they may want you to bring your pet in for an exam.
- 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
- 1/3 cup canned pumpkin
- 6 tbsp. coconut flour
- 6 tbsp. water
- 1 tbsp. melted coconut oil
- 1 tbsp. ground ginger
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
In large mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients. The dough will start out sticky, but will stiffen up as you blend the ingredients.
You can roll the dough out on a floured surface and use cookie cutters or a pizza cutter to make shapes. However, as you can see in my video guide above, I just roll the dough into small balls and drop them on the parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
I use about 1 tablespoon of dough per cookie. Keep in mind that these treats will add calories to your dog's regular diet, so you don't want to make them too big.
Bake the cookies for about 20 minutes. They will begin to crack and turn golden brown when they are done.
How to store: Store leftover treats in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 12-14 days. Remember that homemade treats do not have the preservatives that store-bought products do.
These homemade dog treats will not last as long as their commercial counterparts. If you'd like, you can freeze the treats in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
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We publish many homemade dog food and treat recipes every month. For more recipes, pet food cooking tips, and advice, see our “Recipes” section. If you're new to 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.