A Balanced Bland Diet
- For temporary use until digestive problem is resolved.
When a dog has a digestive upset, or has growth
problems, the vet often says to put them on a bland diet of chicken/rice.
The problem with this diet is that it is very low in calcium and high
in phosphorus and on a growing puppy, can send them into HOD
(Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy, in a matter of 24-48 hours.
So I offer for your consideration a BALANCED
BLAND DIET for temporary use. Please print out or save in your file for future use.
I recommend using:
A Liquid Pediatric
- friendly bacteria to reestablish the intestinal flora
to help stop loose stools. You can use (BacPakPlus, Daily Greens,
Fastrack,or go to the local health food store and get a multiple
bacteria Lactobacillus Acidophilus product. (click
here to go to recommended products page)
Canine Bulk Recipe
Diet (12 cups)
cups cooked white & brown rice 50/50
of garlic - optional
cups steamed lean hamburger
cups steamed fatty hamburger
mg calcium citrate ground to a powder and mixed in batch.
By adding the calcium citrate this brings up your calcium
level to a better ratio.
1000 mg of
Make sure there is NO
PHOSPHORUS in the calcium product you purchase.
For variety you can substitute:
1/2 cup of fatty meat for - 3 eggs cooked or
chopped or scrambled.
1/2 cup of fatty meat for - 3/4 cup of cottage cheese + 1 teaspoon
OPTIONAL - diced steamed veggies and also some melon balls or berries