Looking for the best homemade dog food for sensitive stomachs?

We know it can be challenging, especially since most commercial dog foods are likely to trigger health problems in these dogs and usually upset their stomachs.

As an alternative to store-bought dog food for sensitive stomachs, you can prepare your own homemade meals, either daily or once a week (and freeze or refrigerate them).

We've published many dog food recipes before, and while some of them may be a good option for your problematic pup, many won't.

I've searched a list and found the five best homemade dog food for sensitive stomach recipes that will likely work for most canines.

Some meals should be served in multiple, smaller portions, or they can upset your dog’s stomach.

The daily serving size for dogs with sensitive stomachs should be 1 cup for every 25 pounds of weight per day, spread across multiple meals.

If none of these meet your pet's needs, I recommend you also check out Samantha's homemade dog food recipes for sensitive stomach, digestive disorders, and stomach upset.

She's published a few of those, but these five are my favorites:

The good thing about making DIY meals for your dog is that you can make adjustments.

If you see some ingredient that you know won't work for your pup, you can make a substitution – here's Samantha's article on how to do this right.

And finally, remember that every dog is different, and these may not be well-balanced for your specific canine.

Discuss these recipes with a veterinarian before preparing them regularly.

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ALSO READ: Vet's Guide on Buying and Using Dog Food for Sensitive Stomachs

The 5 Homemade Dog Food for Sensitive Stomachs Recipes

Homemade Dog Food for Sensitive Stomach

Homemade Dog Food for Sensitive Stomachs: White Rice and Chicken Recipe


  • 2 cups of white rice
  • 1 ½ pounds of chopped chicken meat
  • 1 ½ cups of vegetable mix
  • 4 ½ cups of water.


First, heat a big skillet and add rice, meat, vegetables, and water to it. Cook it on medium heat until the mixture boils.

Then cover the skillet and let it simmer for about 15 minutes to cook all the ingredients properly, especially the white rice.

This is a straightforward recipe that suits dogs with sensitive tummies since both chicken and rice have a calming effect.

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Homemade Dog Food for Sensitive Stomachs: Hamburger Meal


  • 1 cup of hamburger meat
  • 1 tbsp. of canola oil
  • ½ cup of cooked oatmeal
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs
  • 2 tbsp. of cottage cheese
  • 3 tbsp. of beans
  • 3 tbsp. of carrots


First, fry the hamburger meat in a skillet in canola oil.

When the meat is fried, add finely chopped hard-boiled eggs.

Then add all the other ingredients to the mix and wait for it to cool down.

Oats are a great addition to this meal because they are nutritious.

And while dogs don’t usually care for them, they will gobble this meal up because of the hamburger meat.

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Homemade Dog Food for Sensitive Stomachs: Chicken with Rice and Pumpkin


  • 1 ½ cups of white rice
  • ½ cup of chicken breasts (skinless, boneless)
  • ¼ cup of plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup of canned pumpkin
  • ½ cup of vegetable mix (optional)


Cook white rice according to the instructions on the box.

Put the chicken breasts in a large pot, cover them with water, and boil over medium heat.

Shred the chicken into pieces and mix it well with the remaining ingredients in a medium-sized bowl.

This is a simple recipe for bland food that is easy to digest.

Yogurt can soothe the inflamed stomach, while canned pumpkin can help make your dog’s bowel movements regular and firm up his stool because it is rich in fiber.

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Homemade Dog Food for Sensitive Stomachs: Chicken with Mashed Potatoes 


  • 1½ tablespoons of cottage cheese
  • ½ pound of minced chicken meat
  • ½ cup of grated carrots
  • 1 cup mashed potatoes


Mix the chicken, mashed potatoes, and carrots in a pot and put them in the microwave. Heat it for about 4 minutes.

When the mixture cools off, add the cottage cheese and serve it to your pet.

Carrots are great for reducing stomach irritation, and they are also full of vitamins.

They can help your dog improve his digestion and relieve constipation or diarrhea.

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Homemade Dog Food for Sensitive Stomachs: Dog Treats


  • 1 cup of rice flour
  • 1 cup of quick cook oats
  • ¼ cup of no-salt chicken broth
  • 4 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 3 oz. of apple sauce
  • ½ cup of diced carrots
  • ½ cup of diced green beans,
  • 1 tbsp. of baking powder
  • Pinch of salt


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Grease a baking sheet with some olive oil. Mix all dry ingredients into one bowl and mix all wet ingredients in another.

Then, stir dry ingredients into wet ones. When you get a smooth mixture, shape your cookies and place them on the sheet.

Bake the cookies for 15 minutes and allow them to cool before serving.

Homemade Dog Food for Sensitive Stomachs: FAQs

Do bananas help a dogs upset stomach?

Because of their high fiber content, bananas can aid dogs with digestive problems.

Add a small amount of mashed banana to Fido's usual meal to help his stomach calm if he frequently gets an upset stomach or just doesn't feel well.

If your furbaby has never eaten a banana before, start with a few little pieces and watch him closely throughout the next few hours.

Are eggs OK for dogs with sensitive stomach?

Eggs may be able to calm your dog's upset tummy.

Start with half of a scrambled egg to check if your furbaby like it and can easily digest it.

Small or medium dogs just require one egg, while giant dogs could get two boiled eggs.

Is pork good for dogs with sensitive stomach?

Dogs with sensitive stomachs may be able to eat pork, but it all depends on how lean the slices are.

But dogs can only eat cooked pork. Pork that is uncooked or otherwise undercooked is harmful to them.

It might have parasites in it that can give your dog diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and pain.

Homemade Dog Food for Sensitive Stomachs: Before You Go

It's important to consult your vet before experimenting with any homemade dog food for sensitive stomachs.

This will enable you to identify the right cause and treatment for your woofer's situation.

Various conditions, including food intolerance, environmental triggers, drug side effects, or other diseases, can affect dogs' sensitive stomachs.

If you decide to make your senior dog's food at home, he or she may need additional supplemental dog nutrition.

Rice, boiled chicken, sweet potatoes, and other vegetables are basic, bland foods you can feed Fido.


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Amy is a writer who lives with her husband and daughter on the United States Gulf Coast. She has a BA in Behavioral Sciences, and volunteered for shelters through various activities, as well as fostering animals. Amy currently has 3 dogs and 5 cats.