Not all dogs are garbage disposals when it comes to eating. You know the type; they can eat anything and it never seems to impact their digestion. But, what about those pets who frequently suffer with an upset belly? This homemade dog food for sensitive stomach recipe may be just what a dog like this needs.
When it comes to helping pets with stomach trouble, providing the proper diet is essential. In fact, most of the time the wrong diet is what is causing his stomach problems.
Before you begin feeding this or any other homemade dog food for sensitive stomach recipe, you need to set up a consultation with your veterinarian or a canine nutritionist. While it's likely that poor diet is causing your dog's health problem, it's not always the culprit.
A sensitive stomach could be a symptom of a much more serious issue, like stomach cancer. It's best to have your dog check out by your vet to ensure it's just a problem with his diet. Your vet will ask about the diet you are currently feeding, possibly screen for certain food allergies, and be able to give you tips for a finding a better food.
Once you've decided that a diet change is necessary, you can begin looking for recipes that cater to your pet's specific needs. While this recipe is just an example, it may work well for your sensitive pup. You can always omit ingredients that don't sit well with him or switch the protein source to a meat that he prefers.
After all, the best part of making homemade dog food is that you can change the recipes to meet your dog's needs and appeal to his taste buds!
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Homemade Dog Food for Sensitive Stomach Recipe
- 2 pounds boneless chicken breast
- 1 cup brown rice (dry)
- 2/3 cup oats
- 2 cups spinach
- 1/2 cup carrots
- 1/2 cup yogurt
- 1/2 cup dried parsley
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
This homemade dog food for sensitive stomach recipe is very easy to put together. It takes about an hour of prep time, but after that it's pretty much just a matter of combining all the ingredients in a large bowl.
Don't let the prep time put you off – you can always make extra large bathes of this homemade dog food for sensitive stomach recipe and freeze it. You can make months worth of food in just one afternoon, so no worries if you don't have time each day or each week to cook for your pet.
First, you'll need to cook the rice and oats according to the instructions on the packaging. You also need to boil the chicken breast until it's easy to pull apart. Once cooked, you need to shred it.
Next, steam the spinach and carrots. I use steaming bags for the microwave, but you can also steam them on the stove top.The steaming bags make it quick and convenient, and you can find them in most grocery stores.
Now your prep work is done!
Combine the rice, oats, chicken, vegetables, yogurt, parsley and olive oil in a large mixing bowl. Be sure to thoroughly mix the dog food.
You can serve the food as soon as it is cool enough. Save the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 5-7 days. As I mentioned earlier, you can also make a large batch and keep the leftovers in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.