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Can Dogs Eat Brown Rice?

Can Dogs Eat Brown Rice?

The short answer: Yes.

The long answer: A better alternative to white rice, brown rice is a safe and healthy grain that you can feed to your dog. It is known to contain high amounts of carbohydrates and vitamins that will benefit your pooch’s body. The antioxidants and minerals found in brown rice also helps with his weight and blood sugar management. 

How to feed brown rice to your dog: Thoroughly rinse the grains. Boil the brown rice with the right amount of clean water. Do not mix in any oils, sauces, or seasonings that will add flavour to your rice. Your dog can enjoy cooked brown rice whether it is served warm or cold. 

Here are three ideas for brown rice treats your dog will love:

  1. Try this homemade dog food recipe consisting of brown rice, turkey, and vegetables
  2. Chicken, cheddar, flour, egg, and brown rice are all you need to make dog treats!
  3. Pair brown rice with chopped low-fat meats such as beef, venison, lamb, chicken, and turkey.

In summary: Low in fat and high in fiber, brown rice is a nutritious alternative for dogs. When consumed correctly and regularly, you will be able to see marked improvements in your canine’s overall health. Speak with your veterinarian to find out how much and how often your pooch can eat it. 


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