Soothe Your Dog’s Tummy Trouble (Recipe)

Soothe Your Dog's Tummy Trouble (Recipe)

I have a dog that routinely has tummy trouble. If she gets table scraps or if we change her food, she’s likely to wretch.

It’s not fun. And I’ve been looking for a while for a good way to solve this problem.

How Can I Help My Dog With Upset Stomach?

How Can I Help My Dog With Upset Stomach?

For Tillie we normally are strict about what she eats. But sometimes no matter how strict we are she ends up getting into things that give her a yucky tummy.

In addition to this recipe what works for some dogs is a spoonful of plain, unsweetened yogurt with their regular food can help.

Another thing that works is Pepto-Bismol. You should only use it short term – no more than one or two days – and the dose is 1/4 tablet every 6 to 8 hours.

Soothe Your Dog’s Tummy Trouble with this Vet Approved Recipe

This is a simple recipe that’s meant to calm down an icky stomach. Consider it the Puppy version of the BRAT diet.

(You know… bananas, rice, applesauce, toast)

I got this recipe from my vet, so you know it’s good.

If your Sweet Little Furball gets an upset tummy, try this it really works.

Soothe Your Dog's Tummy Trouble with this Vet Approved Recipe

Vet approved pumpkin chicken and rice


  • chicken
  • white rice
  • 100% canned pumpkin (not pie filling)
  • plain yogurt (non-fat with live cultures)


  1. Boil the chicken.  It can be legs, thighs, or breast.  You can boil it in water or even bone broth for an extra nutritional kick.  Let the chicken cool, then shred it.
  2. Make the rice.  Again, you can use water or bone broth.  Let stand and cool.
  3. Combine one cup chicken meat to 2 cups rice.
  4. Add 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt, and ¼ can of pumpkin puree.
  5. According to my vet, 1 cup of this mixture replaces a ½ cup feeding for dry food.

Soothe Your Pup’s Tummy Trouble (Recipe)

Your dog may take a bit more or less, based on how he’s feeling and how much you normally feed him.

As your dog feels better, you can wean off the yogurt, then the pumpkin.  Then begin introducing their usual food back until you can wean off the mash completely and back onto your regular feeding.

For a normal upset stomach, this whole process takes just one to two weeks.

If it’s more serious, get specific instructions from your vet.  Something else could be going on and you may need their help.

So, now you know how to soothe doggie tummy trouble…

Here’s hoping you never need this recipe!

For another homemade dog food recipe that should be easy on Pup’s tummy, try Lucky and Rippy’s Favorite Dog Food.  You can also check out Snips, snails, and Halloween Tails.

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Hi! My name is Heather Hallman. I’m the mother of two beautiful girls and a MAJOR passionate pet parent. I can hardly wait to bring you the BEST resources and information that I've found for our fur-babies.