THIS DOES NOT SUBSTITUTE CONTACTING YOUR VETERINARIAN.
If your pet is vomiting, call your veterinarian immediately.
If your pet is not improving, call your veterinarian immediately.
Cats should not go >24 hours without eating. Call your veterinarian immediately.
Ingredients may consist of one or more items.
Ideally, try to mix protein and starch equally (50:50).
- Boiled chicken, turkey, hamburger (rinse off all fat)
- Low-fat PLAIN yogurt (no sweeteners or fruit)
- Low-fat cottage cheese
- Baby food (Gerber’s infant is great. No onions in the ingredients)
- Microwave a scrambled egg (no oil, cooking spray, or seasonings)
- Plain macaroni
- White rice
- White potatoes
- White bread
- Flour tortillas
For “Soupier” Food:
- Low -sodium chicken/beef broth can be added to the food.
If Diarrhea is Present:
- Add unsweetened canned pumpkin separately or mixed in with food. (Approximately 1 Tablespoon per 10 pounds)
HOW LONG/OFTEN DO I FEED MY PET THIS DIET?
- If you are not feeding a commercially-prepared food for gastrointestinal recovery, use this recipe for 5-7 days to allow the GI tract to rest and recover.
- Plan to feed small amounts 4-6 times daily, if possible.
HOW MUCH DO I FEED MY PET?
- The TOTAL DAILY amount of food is approximately 1/2 cup per 10 pounds of body weight per day. For example, a 10-lb dog would receive 1/2 cup of the bland diet FOR THE ENTIRE DAY. A 50-lb dog would receive 2 1/2 cups FOR THE ENTIRE DAY.
- Divide the total amount into smaller meals to be given 4-6 times during the day.
- When your pet begins to improve, you can try adding in some of their regular diet for another 3-5 days before resuming the regular diet.