Linda Arndt ~ Canine Nutritional Consultant

Bland Diet for Dogs Digestive Problems

A Balanced Bland Diet for Dogs - For temporary use until digestive problem is resolved.

Most vets tell you to use cottage cheese/rice OR meat/rice mixture for a bland diet, but it is severely lacking in nutrients and unbalanced in calcium/phosphorus ratios.

For a puppy this kind of diet can throw them into HOD, a Developmental Orthopedic Disease within 36-48 hours.

If this type of unbalanced calcium/phosphorus ratio is used for older adults for a extended time 2 weeks, it can cause a severe nutritional deficiency which can be life threatening, causing muscle/heart cramping.

It is a common practice in toy breeds for people to make a homemade diet of meat/rice with some veggies, then within time the dogs become lame or can't walk or evendrag themselves around the house. It is all because there is no or little calcium in the diet to stop the body from leaching calcium out of the bones to use in other parts of the body.

So I offer his Balanced Bland Diet for Dogs for temporary use.

  • Canine Bulk Recipe Diet (12 cups)

    • 12 cups cooked white & brown rice 50/50

    • 2 teaspoon sea salt (Celtic or Redman Sea Salt)
      (these are brands that have the trace minerals in tact.)

    • Clove of garlic minced- optional (yes, dogs can have garlic)

    • 4 cups steamed lean hamburger or minced/ground chicken breast (Note: if the dog needs to be on a low fat diet for pancreas issues, make sure it is the leanest meat you can get - otherwise use a moderately fat meat source)

    • Optional : 4 Eggs Cooked and chopped (or 4 Egg Whites, no yolk, if on low fat diet). If you do not want to use Eggs, increase your meat protein by 1 cup.
    • 3000 mg calcium citrate - ground to a powder and mixed in this batch. By adding the calcium citrate this brings up your calcium level to a better ratio. Make sure there is NO PHOSPHORUS in the calcium product you purchase there is enough phosphorus in the rice and meat combination

    • 1000 mg of magnesium citrate - ground into a powder and added
    (These two minerals can be found in a health food store or even Walmart)


For variety you can substitute:

  • 1/2 cup of fatty meat for - 3/4 cup of cottage cheese + 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • For a low fat diet - substitute 1/2 cup of meat for 3/4 cup 1% low fat cottage cheese

If a dog has to be on this for a couple of weeks I highly suggest getting them on this product I designed to cover the bases on all commercial, homemade, raw or commercially raw diets.

FILLING N THE WHOLES -is a product I developed because the vitamin/minerals products on the market miss the target completely, on what is needed in their daily diets. This is a powder product that is derived from real, whole food and they provide vitamin/mineral supplemention yet not interfer with any mineral imbalances and it provides all usable supplements to cover the bases. This unique product provides vitamin, minerals, trace minerals from foods, so if the body does not need it, it doesn't collect in the system it is expelled. It also provides 6 probiotics (2 are microencapsulated), 4 digestive enzymes, sprouted dietary enzymes, l-carnitine for heart support , organice "first milking" colostrum, phytonutrients, antioxidants, amino acids, joint support in the form of MSM, Collagen, Glucosamine and more!

My Filling N The Wholes*product replicates the living components found in diets in the wild and helps to support digestive, heart, joint and immune function.

Joint Extra Support

For additional joint support due to injury, HOD or age related problems or prevention of problems, my feed trials found this one to be the best:
Level 5000 Joint Support


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