Homemade Dog Food Recipe for Dogs with Intestinal Disease

We have gotten a lot of email about what is a good homemade diet to feed dogs with vomiting, diarrhea or other gastrointestinal diseases.

Before feeding this diet, discuss it with your veterinarian and get their approval to ensure it is right for your pet.

Pocket Companion to Small Animal Clinical Nutrition, 4th Edition
Editors: Michael S. Hand, DVM, PhD, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Nutrition and Bruce J. Novotny, DVM, Helios Communications, LLC
Copyright 2002 by Mark Morris Institute

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Balanced low-residue homemade formula for adult dogs with gastrointestinal disease

Daily food formulation for an 18-kg dog (as fed)

Ingredients Grams
Rice, white, cooked 232
Cottage cheese 232
Egg, large boiled 116
Oil, vegetable 232
Calcium carbonate 1.0
Salt, substitute (KCl 1.0
Total 585

Nutrient Content (%DMB)+

Dry matter 27.7
Protein 30.4
Fat 15.6
Fiber 0.71
Calcium 0.42
Phosphorus 0.39
Energy (kcal/100g) 450

*Also feed one human adult vitamin-mineral tablet daily.
**Nutrients of concern are italicized.

Directions: Cook starch component. Hard boil one large egg. Mix with all other components except the vitamin-mineral supplement. Mix well and serve immediately or cover and refrigerate. Feed the vitamin-mineral supplement with the meal; give as a pill or pulverize and thoroughly mix with food before feeding.

Looking for other dog food recipes? Also see dog food recipes for normal healthy dogs, obese dogs, dogs with kidney disease, and dogs with heart disease.

Looking for other dog food recipes? Also see dog food recipes for normal healthy dogs, dogs with kidney disease, dogs with heart disease, and obese dogs .