If your dog is suffering with an upset stomach, proper nutrition is the best way to help him. Homemade dog food for upset stomach should be formulated with ingredients that are easy to digest and help to soothe the gastrointestinal tract. You’ll have 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. 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. Basically, 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 Fido to eat less 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 this homemade dog food for upset stomach) into his system to help get things back on track.
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.
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Homemade Dog Food for Upset Stomach Recipe
- 1.5 cups COOKED white rice
- .5 cup boiled chicken boneless/skinless chicken breast
- 1/8 cup plan yogurt
- 1/8 cup canned pumpkin
An easy to digest, bland diet is best for dogs with an upset stomach. This recipe has limited ingredients and is very easy to prepare. As I mentioned, you shouldn’t feed this homemade dog food for upset stomach to your pooch for more than 48 hours. If the symptoms persist or they seem to be getting worse after 2 days, you must seek veterinary care.
You’ll need to prepare the rice according to the instructions on the box. To yield 1.5 cups of cooked rice, you’ll need to prepare about 3/4 cup dry rice. You will also need to boil the chicken before you can prepare the recipe.
The yogurt will help to sooth the inflamed stomach and intestines. Adding the canned pumpkin helps to firm up the stool and keep your dog’s bowel movements regular.
You can serve this homemade dog food for upset stomach immediately. Remember, start with very small portions spread out throughout the day. The daily serving size is about 1 cup for every 25 pounds of body weight per day.
Let’s say you have a 50-pound dog. He will need to eat about 2 cups of food per day. Instead of feeding 1 cup in the morning and 1 cup at night, begin by feeding 1/4 cup every 1-2 hours. If your dog keeps the first few servings down, you can increase the serving size and spread the feeding times out.