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Can I feed my dog white rice?

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White rice is safe for dogs to eat and is commonly recommended to help soothe sensitive stomachs. According to Modern Dog, white rice is easily digested even by upset stomachs.

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Can I feed my dog white rice?
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For mild stomach upset, a bit of unseasoned chicken, with the bones removed, along with white or brown rice can help give the dog energy while soothing its stomach. If the stomach issues persist, contact a veterinarian. White and brown rice are also common ingredients in commercial dog foods, especially formulas for sensitive stomachs. Brown rice is lower in fat than white rice, so it may be a better choice for a regular dietary supplement.

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