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Recipe: Chicken and Beans for Dogs with Digestive Concerns

Your dog may have digestive problems for a number of reasons. For some dogs, it's a chronic condition, but for others it's simply due to eating something they shouldn't have. No matter the reason, this recipe for dogs with digestive concerns may be just the thing to help your pooch feel better.

If your dog suffers from chronic digestive problems, you need to consult your veterinarian before switching him to this food. It's does not offer 100% balanced nutrition for all dogs, and your vet will be able to guide you in adding supplements and vitamins that will meet your dog's needs.

If your dog is recovering from surgery or has just been feeling a bit under the weather, you can feed this recipe for 2-3 days to get his digestive tract back on track. Signs of digestive problems in dogs include:

  • abdominal pain
  • excessive drooling
  • constipation and/or diarrhea
  • vomitting
  • loss of appetite
  • bloody stool

If you are concerned that your dog may be having digestive troubles, seek veterinary help immediately. While the problem may pass on its own, digestive disorders could lead to serious and irreversible health problems if left untreated.

Chicken and Beans Recipe for Dogs with Digestive Concerns

Food for Dogs with Digestive ConcernsYou shouldn't switch your pet to this homemade dog food for digestive health without consulting your vet first. They will examine your pet to determine the cause of his GI upset. They can also help you to determine if this recipe will provide your dog with balanced nutrition.

Like humans, some dogs just have a more sensitive digestive tract than others. If your dog has food sensitivities or mild digestive problems, making homemade food may be the easiest way to treat the issue. You can easily substitute ingredients if you need to.


Recipe: Chicken and Beans for Dogs with Digestive Concerns

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Before switching your pup to homemade dog food for digestive health, it's best to ask your veterinarian for advice. They will evaluate your dog to decide if this recipe will provide the balanced nutrition that he needs. They may recommend a slight change in ingredients or the addition of supplements.

  • Author: Samantha Randall
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cups of food 1x
  • Category: Cooked Food
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Dog Food


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup canned black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 cup canned dark red kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 1 cup fresh carrots (chopped)


Trim the fat and tendons from the chicken, and chop the meat into pieces appropriately sized for your dog. Cook the chicken in a skillet over medium heat until cooked through.

Add the chicken and drippings to a large pot with the rest of the ingredients. Bring the recipe to a boil. Reduce the heat and allow the food to simmer for about 15 minutes. Stir occasionally, and allow the food to cool completely before serving to your pet.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 222
  • Sugar: 1.2 g
  • Sodium: 121 mg
  • Fat: 2.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.4 g
  • Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 38.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 87 mg

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How much to feed: I recommend feeding about 1/2 cup of food for every 20 pounds of body weight. This recommendation is for 2 servings per day. This is just a guideline. Lazier pets and senior dogs may not need as many. It is extremely important to consult your veterinarian about the best serving size for your dog.

How to store: You can store the leftover food for dogs with digestive concerns 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, so it won't 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 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 Beans for Dogs

Samantha’s biggest passion in life is spending time with her Boxer dogs. After she rescued her first Boxer in 2004, Samantha fell in love with the breed and has continued to rescue three other Boxers since then. She enjoys hiking and swimming with her Boxers, Maddie and Chloe.