Bland Diet Information Sheet
Ingredients: Chicken, Ground Beef or Venison and Cooked White Rice
Preperation: Boil the meat and drain to eliminate all fat. Add cooked rice.
- The purpose of the bland diet is to provide your pet with food that is tolerated during times of gastrointestinal upsets.
- Follow the guidelines set by your veterinarian. Typically, as long as your pet is not vomiting, feed small amounts of the cooked food several times a day. Determine the amount of food that your pet needs per day according to his/her weight and divide that amount into small meals throughout the day.
- Allowing your pet to drink large amounts of water at once may cause him to vomit. Please offer small amounts of water frequently. As a guideline offer 1/4 cup every 20-30 minutes.
- The bland diet is a temporary means of nutrition. The duration of time on the diet depends on recovery. As a rule, symptoms should subside in 2-3 days. Once you are confident that your pet is showing improvement ease him/her back to their regular meal slowly by mixing small amounts of the regular meal with the bland diet. As you make the transition back to the regular meal, continue to feed small amounts in several meals. Gradually increase the portion of dog food and decrease the portion of bland food until your dog is back to business as usual.
If symptoms persist or worsen please call the office for advice. Your pet is important to us and we will be pleased to assist with questions or concerns.