Can dogs eat Brown rice?

can dogs eat brown riceYes

Benefits

health-benefits
  • Brown rice contains bran and germ, which are the two outer layers of the grain that contain most of the vitamins and minerals.
  • Brown rice is a rich source of fiber that promotes healthy digestion and reduces the risk of heart disease.
  • It also has high levels of magnesium, selenium, copper, and phosphorus, which are essential minerals for various organ functions.
  • Brown rice has a low glycemic index; it does not cause blood sugar levels to spike after eating. It is safe for a diabetic dog to consume in moderation.

Risks

health-risks
  • Excessive consumption of brown rice can cause bloating, and diarrhea as the bran and germ can irritate the digestive tract.
health-risks-dog

Servings

serving-suggestions
  • Cook the brown rice by boiling or using a steamer.
  • Serve brown rice in moderation.
  • Brown rice should not make up for the majority of your dog's diet since it is a carbohydrate, and the majority of your dog's diet should be from quality meat-based protein.

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