Can dogs eat White rice?

can dogs have white riceYes

Benefits

health-benefits
  • The common types of white rice varieties you can give to your dogs are Jasmine rice, Basmati rice, and Long-grain rice.
  • White rice contains essential vitamins and minerals, including B vitamins, potassium, selenium, iron, and zinc.
  • Rice is rich in fiber which promotes healthy digestion.
  • White rice is a common ingredient in bland diets for dogs that suffer from upset stomachs because of its easy digestibility.
  • Most unprocessed rice is gluten-free, so feeding rice is safe for dogs with gluten intolerance.

Risks

health-risks
  • Excessive consumption of white rice can lead to weight gain and a spike in blood sugar levels. Not recommended for dogs with diabetes.
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Servings

serving-suggestions
  • Wash and boil to cook the rice, and serve in small amounts.
  • Avoid giving your dog precooked, instant cooking rice if your dog is gluten intolerant, as these products may contain additional components with gluten.
  • Feeding fried rice to dogs is discouraged as it often contains harmful ingredients like onions and garlic.
  • For a balanced diet, white rice should not exceed 30 to 50 percent of your dog’s daily calorie intake since it is a carbohydrate. The majority of their diet should be from quality meat-based protein.

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