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|Mogwai has had tummy problems for as long as I can remember. If your dog tolerates the chicken and rice well, you can keep homecooking, just adding a few things to ensure she gets all the nutrients she needs. Look online for balanced recipes, or ask your vet what to add. A lot of people will add a vitamin supplement as well.
There are tons of dog foods for sensitive stomachs, too. Lots of hypoallergenic options with novel proteins/starches that are fully balanced, and may not upset the stomach as much.
Mogwai ended up on Z/D which is a prescription food, the proteins are already broken down into amino acids in the food when she eats it, so it doesn't irritate her stomach. I'm not happy about the quality of the Z/D but it has made a huge difference.
The biggest difference was adding enzymes and prebiotics to the Z/D. Since I have put them both together, she has had zero stomach flare ups, which is HUGE after 9 years of flare ups monthly or weekly.
There are lots of solutions to this problem, unfortunately it is trial and error, but you will find something that works!
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