Your dog can have digestive problems for a number of reasons. In some dogs, it’s a chronic condition; in others, it’s simply because they are eating something they shouldn’t be eating. Whatever the reason, this recipe for dogs with digestive issues may be just the thing to help your pooch feel better.
If your dog has chronic digestive problems you should consult your veterinarian before switching him to this food. It does not provide a 100% balanced diet for all dogs, and your veterinarian can guide you in adding supplements and vitamins to suit your dog’s needs.
If your dog is recovering from surgery or has just felt a bit under the weather, this recipe can be fed for 2-3 days to get his digestive tract going again. Signs of digestive problems in dogs include:
- stomach pain
- excessive drooling
- Constipation and/or diarrhea
- Loss of appetite
- bloody stool
If you are concerned that your dog is having digestive problems, seek veterinary help right away. While the problem can go away on its own, indigestion can lead to serious and irreversible health problems if left untreated.
Chicken and Bean Recipe for Dogs with Digestive Problems
You shouldn’t switch your pet to this homemade digestive health dog food without first consulting your veterinarian. They will examine your pet to determine the cause of their gastrointestinal disorder. They can also help you determine if this recipe is providing your dog with a balanced diet.
Like humans, some dogs just have more sensitive digestive tracts than others. If your dog has food intolerances or mild digestive problems, preparing homemade food can be the easiest way to treat the problem. If necessary, you can easily replace the ingredients.
Recipe: Chicken and Beans for Dogs with Digestive Problems
Before switching your puppy onto homemade dog food for digestive health reasons, it is best to ask your veterinarian for advice. You will be evaluating your dog to decide if this recipe provides the balanced nutrition he needs. They may recommend making minor changes to the ingredients or adding nutritional supplements.
- Preparation time: 10 mins
- Cooking time: 15 minutes
- Total time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 12 cups from eating 1x
- Category: Cooked food
- Method: Stovetop
- Kitchen: Dog Food
- 4th Boneless chicken breast, skinless
- 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)
Cut the fat and tendons from the chicken and chop the meat into pieces that are suitable for your dog. Cook the chicken in a pan over medium heat until cooked through.
Put the chicken and roast fat in a large saucepan with the remaining ingredients. Bring the recipe to a boil. Reduce the heat and let the food simmer for about 15 minutes. Stir occasionally and allow the food to cool completely before serving it 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
How much to feed: I recommend feeding about 1/2 cup of food for every 20 pounds of body weight. This recommendation applies to 2 servings per day. This is just a guideline. Lazy pets and older dogs may not need that many. It is extremely important that you ask your veterinarian about the best serving size for your dog.
How to save: Leftover food for dogs with digestive problems can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days or frozen and it can be kept for up to 3 months. Keep in mind that this recipe contains no preservatives, so it won’t last nearly as long as commercial dog food.