Digestive problems in dogs can range from mild, short-lived issues to serious, long-term illnesses. It can be as simple as your dog eating something they shouldn’t, or it could be a parasite, bacteria or virus causing the problem. Before you switch your puppy to Food for dogs with digestive problemsit is best to consult your veterinarian to find the cause of the problems.
Dogs are known to eat almost anything. Whether they get in the trash or eat things they found in the woods, dogs eat some pretty gross stuff! Unfortunately, eating these things usually leads to indigestion.
Signs of digestive problems in dogs include:
- stomach pain
- excessive drooling
- constipation and/or diarrhea
- loss of appetite
As I mentioned earlier, if you are concerned that your dog may be having digestive problems, seek veterinary attention immediately. While the problem may pass on its own, digestive disorders can lead to serious and irreversible health problems if left untreated. While it could just be that he ate something tasty, it could also be a blockage or a serious virus that requires medical attention.
Do not introduce your pet to this food for dogs with digestive problems without first consulting your veterinarian. They can advise you on the right treatment depending on the cause of your dog’s stomach upset. They can also help you determine if this recipe is providing your dog with a balanced diet.
Slow cooker beef stew food for dogs with digestive issues
Like humans, some dogs simply have a more sensitive digestive tract than others. If your dog has food sensitivities or mild digestive issues, preparing homemade food can be the easiest way to treat the problem. If necessary, you can simply substitute the ingredients.
Recipe: Slow Cooker Beef Stew Food for Dogs with Digestive Issues
Before switching your pet to homemade dog food for digestive health, it is best to consult your veterinarian for advice. You will assess your dog to decide if this recipe is providing the balanced nutrition he needs. They may recommend a slight change in ingredients or the addition of supplements.
- Preparation time: 15 minutes
- Cooking time: 4 hours
- Total time: 4 hours 15 minutes
- Yield: around 16 cups from eating 1x
- Category: cooked food
- Method: slow cooker
- Kitchen: Dog Food
- 2½ pounds lean ground beef
- 15 oz. Can of dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 ½ cups Andean millet
- 1 ½ cups diced carrots
- 1 ½ cups diced sweet potato
- ½ cup garden peas
- 4 cups water
Many owners don’t have the extra time to prepare homemade dog food for their canine companions. Of course, there is still a bit of prep work involved, but using a crock pot allows even the busy dog owner to feed their dog a home-cooked diet.
As with most slow cooker recipes, this one is very easy to make. It takes me about 15 minutes to chop all the veggies for this recipe and that’s all you have to do.
Simply add all the ingredients to your slow cooker, stirring the dog food occasionally while it cooks. You can cook this recipe on the “high” setting for 4 hours or on the “low” setting for 7 hours.
When the food has completely cooled, stir until all the ingredients are evenly combined and serve to your pup.
- Serving size: 1/2 cup
- Calories: 117
- Sugar: 1g
- Sodium: 47mg
- Fat: 2.8g
- Carbohydrates: 9.6 g
- Fiber: 1.6g
- Protein: 12.9 g
- Cholesterol: 32mg
Serving size recommendation: You can serve this food to your dog as soon as it has cooled. I recommend feeding about 1/2 cup of food for every 20-25 pounds of body weight. This recommendation is for 2 servings per day. So a 25 pound dog would eat about 1/2 cup in the morning and 1/2 cup in the evening.
This is only a guideline. Some dogs, like working dogs and very active breeds, require more calories than these. Lazy pets and older dogs may not need as many.
It is best to ask your veterinarian about the appropriate serving size for your dog. They’ll also help you evaluate the meal to ensure it meets your pet’s unique nutritional needs. If necessary, they will help you choose the best supplements and/or multivitamins.
How to store: You can refrigerate leftover dog food for dogs with digestive problems in an airtight container for 3-5 days or freeze it and it will keep for up to 3 months. Keep in mind that this recipe doesn’t contain any preservatives, so it won’t last nearly as long as commercial dog food.