rice for dogs

Can dogs eat rice?

Yes, your dog can eat rice, but only under certain conditions. In order not to harm the dog, we must pay attention to the type of rice, whether it contains additional ingredients (e.g. spices) and how often it can be given. It is also worth noting that rice is sometimes one of the ingredients in commercial foods, used as a supplement.

Is white and brown rice good for your dog?

Different types of cereals can provide your dog with many valuable ingredients. Some of the most popular include wheat, oats, oatmeal, corn, barley, millet and quinoa.

Focusing on rice itself – firstly, it’s an excellent source of carbohydrates and is a good source of energy. Brown rice is a good source of fibre and B vitamins. It has more protein, fibre and less starch than white rice. White rice, on the other hand, is easier for a dog to digest and is therefore often used for dogs with digestive problems.

Can rice be harmful to your dog?

Of course, as with any new ingredient in your dog’s diet, it’s worth consulting your vet beforehand. For certain medical conditions, rice may not be advisable. For example, for dogs with diabetes – white rice can cause an increase in blood sugar. In the case of stomach problems, on the other hand, it’s not advisable to give hard-to-digest brown rice.

It’s also important to remember that rice is a carbohydrate. If rice is given with meals and the dog gains weight, it should be eliminated from the diet or the amount should be reduced.

How do I prepare rice for my dog?

Rice for dogs must be cooked without seasoning or salt. It should only be given as a side dish, in small portions. Before cooking, it’s also a good idea to rinse the rice with water to remove excess starch.