Boiled chicken and rice—although it may not sound very exciting—is the dog equivalent to the age-old, human remedy of chicken soup. It is bland enough for most dogs with sensitive stomachs or with digestion issues, and yet enticing enough for picky eaters. Of course, pet parents interested in amping up the flavor can do so by adding a splash of either store bought or homemade bone broth (we recommend the latter!).
Let's get cooking.
Remember, if your dog has a history of dietary sensitivity, you may want to check with your veterinarian before deviating from his regular diet.
Comforting Chicken and Rice for Dogs
1 cup white rice, uncooked
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1Put the specified amounts of rice and water in a pot and allow to cook as recommended by the manufacturer.
2While the rice cooks, place chicken breasts in another pot and fill with enough water to submerge completely. Cover pot.
3Boil chicken on high heat for about 12 minutes, or until chicken is cooked all the way through.
4Remove chicken from water and use a fork to shred into bite-sized pieces.
5Mix chicken in uniformly with cooked rice. 6. Allow food to cool completely before serving; excess can be stored in the fridge or freezer.
How to Serve to Dogs
This dish can be mixed in with your dog’s regular food, or it can be served occasionally as a meal on its own. Remember to take your dog’s size and weight into account when preparing a serving size.
Calories from treats should make up no more than 10 percent of your pet's total calorie intake. In other words, if your dog only needs 400 calories a day, no more than 40 calories should come from treats or anything else they consume aside from meals. Feeding more than that can lead to nutrient deficiencies, especially for dogs undergoing active weight loss. Consult your pet’s veterinarian before offering this food item.
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