Can Dogs Eat Brown Rice?

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Can Dogs Eat Brown Rice?

Can dogs eat brown rice?

Yes, dogs can eat brown rice.

Indeed, most dogs do like to eat rice.

It provides your dog with carbohydrates, fiber, and protein.

You should make sure you cook the rice before offer it to your dog.

A small amount of cooked rice from time to time (2-3 times a week) is perfect.

However, some dogs are allergic to rice and these dogs can’t eat rice.

can dogs eat brown rice

Here are the most common symptoms of rice allergy:

  • Itchy skin
  • Alopecia (loss of hair)
  • Hot spots
  • Ear infections

If you observe any of these symptoms after serving your dog rice, you should consult your veterinarian.

Brown rice is healthier than white rice for dogs.

It’s more nutritionally complete, holding all of the vitamins and minerals.

It’s high in fiber too.

The dietary fiber contained in brown rice helps to maintain a healthy digestive tract.

It’s a good choice for dogs who suffer from obstipation.

How to prepare the rice for your dog:

Rinse the rice in a strainer before cooking, bring the water to boil, add the rice (1 cup of rice to 2 cups of water), and cook for 30-40 minutes..

In summary, dogs can eat brown rice.

Adding a small amount of rice to your dog’s meal occasionally is a healthy treat and he will love it.


About the Author:

Hi! I'm Dora Mancha, DVM. I am graduated for the Veterinary Medicine Faculty of Lisbon (2009). My degree is recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). I completed my degree in Veterinary Medicine in July, 2009. Over the first years as a veterinarian my work was closely related to the animal health field. I have gained some average experience having worked in Barcelona University (UAB) Equine Hospital and by working with veterinarians in Portugal. In addition, in 2009 - 2010 I was in Madrid at the University Alfonso X el Sábio doing an internship in the equine service. I am also very interested in small animal medicine and surgery. In fact I worked in several small animals clinics in Portugal improving my knowledge about small animal behavior and health. Dogs always have been present in my life, since I was a child. At the present moment I have four dogs a Labrador, a Epagnheul Breton, a Whippet and a mixed breed dog.

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