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Can dogs eat rice?

Yes, dogs can eat rice.

In fact, many commercial dog food and homemade dog food recipes contain rice. Moderate amounts of rice are good for dog’s health. If your dogs have some gastrointestinal problems like indigestion and diarrhea, you can try to add some rice into dog food to relive.

Dog owners like rice as rice offers a cheap and easy food for dogs. Rice not only benefits dog’s health but diminishes the spending on dog food. Rice is rich in fibre, vitamins and minerals and contains high amounts of carbohydrate but little fat, it gives energy and helps make a balance diet.

Rice comes in many varieties, white rice and brown rice are more common in the market. They both come from the same plant, but white rice is stripped away more layers contain nutrient content and fiber, So brown rice is more healthier and nutritious than white rice. Brown rice is rich in vitamins, fiber and antioxidants. They both need to be cooked before feeding dogs. Brown rice is the whole grain and with the more outer tough husk, so it should take much longer time to cook than white rice. Rice is easy to digest, it is good for dog’s stomach.

Although rice hasmany benefits for dogs, too much intake still can cause a upset stomach. I recommend just add the moderate amounts of rice into dog food to help balance diet, not a regular food for dog.

In conclusion, dogs can eat rice. But dogs are omnivore, don’t make rice as the principal food just like chinese people.