Our Go-To Tummy Soothing Recipe for Dogs
We’ve had a rough week here in the fluffy house. It started with Atka waking me up in the middle of the night needing to go outside.
And then he woke me up again.
I haven’t had a full night’s sleep in over a week. I’m also on our second bottle of carpet cleaner…
Since it has gone on for so long, we have a vet appointment scheduled later this week (fingers crossed this vet experience is better than the last one!). In the meantime, I have switched Atka to a bland diet to try and soothe his upset tummy.
This has always been my go-to tummy soothing recipe and typically works like a charm.
What You’ll Need
- Rice (white or brown)
- Boiled hamburger
- No sodium added broth
- 100% pure pumpkin
- Probiotic powder (we like Wagglies)
After cooking your rice, ensure it is tender enough to be easily digested by your dog (err on the “mushy” side). The hamburger should be cooked to ensure it is as lean as possible. I always start with the leanest ground beef I can find and then remove excess fat during the cooking process. Some people prefer to use chicken instead of beef, but Mauja and Atka don’t always do the greatest with chicken.
Create a 3:1 ratio of rice to beef and add a small amount of broth. This is a completely optional step, but I’ve noticed that it keeps Mauja and Atka from spitting the rice to the side 😉
Next, add a spoonful of 100% pure pumpkin (ensure you don’t accidentally grab pumpkin pie mix!) to your rice and meat mixture. Finally, top of the meal with a high-quality probiotic powder to assist with overall gut health. We’ve been really liking the Wagglies probiotic powder because of the high-quality ingredients, easy to administer odorless powder, and added prebiotics to optimize the overall results.
Always start with small meals to give your dog’s stomach a bit of a chance to relax. If your dog’s stomach doesn’t start to heal in a few days or you notice other symptoms such as vomiting, weakness, or lethargy, make a vet appointment immediately. We never want to risk the health of our furbabies!
What usually works to soothe your dog’s stomach?
Dachshund Nola says
Great recipe! I’m going to have to bookmark this for the future. I’m a big fan of The Honest Kitchen’s Perfect Form. It’s helpful during stressful situations!
Kimberly Gauthier says
I have a similar recipe for my dogs. I do the ground beef, a probiotic (double the dosage), and I mix in Olewo carrots (instead of pumpkin). I love that we all have these little fixes for our pups. It’s so easy and healthy. I didn’t know any of this 6 years ago.
Cheryl Harlow says
I cook my ground beef in the microwave ( break it up and microwave 5-6 min./lb) then drain it in a colander and rinse it off in the sink to remove excess fats. A quick process that doesn’t require me to stand over the frying pan draining the meat.
large german shepherd lover says
does this recipe work for all breeds, i mean is it ok with a large german shepherd
Sylvie Savage says
This is a great recipe, it might even help to start the first day with a healing bone broth only and then start feeding small meals as you mention. Sometimes the gut just needs a break.
Sylvie Savage says
It might even help to start the first day with a healing bone broth only and then start feeding small meals as you mention. Sometimes the gut just needs a break.
Rolland Mullins says
My dogs would love this recipe, they always love rice in the meal. i hope this recipe will prevent dog from too much fats.
My 50% Great Pyr/Aussie mix doesn’t do well on chicken either! She basically gets your recipe above, alternating with fish. My surf n turf girl!
Vet recommended boiling beef in water not frying and then drain water!
Everything good but the meat, my dog has food allergies. Can’t have chicken, beef, pork. Hard to find food she doesn’t react to. She also has trouble with constipation. Only treats she can have so far is teenie greenies. I think she has screwed up intestines.. trouble finding a new vet no one taking new patients even our local animal hospital. Our current vet has to cut way back as sick wife.
Try extra lean ground turkey. My senior dog did not do well with beef etc.
The recipe I use is as follows: 11/2 # ground beef browned and drained 2 cups white rice and 4 cups beef stock because it has no salt cook it all together until rice is cookedcompletely. I feed 1 cup 4 times daily. I ave to do this every spring because we have a run off from the pond across the street and have frogs every spring . Frogs just give upset stomachs but I try to make sure that my girls don’t get any toads because my brother almost lost their Rotty to a toad.