Can Dogs Eat Basmati Rice? When it is or isn’t an Emergency

Dogs can eat basmati rice as long as it’s in moderation and the rice has been cooked plain.

The main concern with basmati rice and other forms of rice and carbs is the lack of nutrients. Rice could be considered a filler and it won’t be helpful for your dog’s health if his daily calorie intake mainly consisted of basmati rice. Make sure your dog is getting the necessary nutrients from a variety of other foods. Basmati rice should be considered a supplement.

You could use basmati rice as a substitute for regular rice grains when you are preparing a plain meal for a dog that is sick. Plain rice could be helpful for a dog that suffers from mild digestion problems like diarrhea because the fiber content of basmati rice helps with keeping the bowel moving.

You can learn more about what other types of grains are safe for dogs to eat by visiting our human foods for dog database.

Disclaimer: The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional veterinarian advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a veterinarian when in doubt.

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