|Barked: Sat Mar 16, '13 3:18pm PST |
|I had the same thought as Bullie - How did the broccoli get in the rice to begin with? If this is pre-seasoned rice, it's definitely not what you want to be feeding for an upset stomach! Also, most pre-seasoned people food contains a lot of onion powder.
In general, broccoli is fine for dogs. Excessive amounts can lead to toxicity over time, but as a reasonable part of a meal it's fine. My dogs had a side of pureed broccoli with dinner a few days last week, actually.
However, since you're looking at meals to sooth the stomach, they really shouldn't include broccoli. Raw broccoli is acidic, and even cooked it tends to cause quite a bit of gas. I'd definitely avoid it given the circumstances. You want to stay super bland - plain rice, and boiled, ground meat is best.
Pumpkin and such are fine too, but redundant since you're already doing rice. In the interest of staying simple, I'd skip it. It sounds like you typically feed kibble? In which case rice is fine... For raw feeders, you would actually want to skip the rice and do pumpkin (or sweet potato, or beets, or squash, etc) and boiled ground meat instead. Dogs who do not typically eat grains often can't digest rice properly.
Edited by author Sat Mar 16, '13 3:23pm PST
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