What is better for dogs white or brown rice? A Step-by-Step Guide

How should you prepare brown rice for dogs?

Only serve your dog cooked rice. And when you prepare it, cook it in water or in a steam rice cooker. Using butter, ghee, oil, salt or spices can cause stomach upset and adds calories, so cooking in water or steaming is best.

Benefits Of Brown Rice For Dogs

Meanwhile, here are some advantages to feeding your dog brown rice over white rice:

– Protein: Contains higher protein levels than white rice

– Starch: Contains lower levels of starch than white rice

– Nutritional value: Since brown rice does not go through the heavy processing that white rice goes through, it is much more nutritionally rich than white rice.

Holds on to all of the vitamins, minerals and high fiber count, while white rice loses most of these profiles.

– Fiber: Being substantially higher in fiber than white rice (as fiber is virtually non-existent in white rice), brown rice obviously wins the round as far as this point is concerned.

This is why the majority, if not all, of dog food advertised as high fiber dog food makes very good use of brown rice in their ingredients list.

What health benefits does brown rice offer dogs?

Brown rice is full of natural fiber, which helps a dogs digestion. It is also an excellent source of carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. Specifically, vitamins B2 – better known as riboflavin, B9 – better known as folate, and D are found in brown rice and provide a variety of health benefits. Minerals and vitamins essential to a dogs health, including calcium, iron and riboflavin are also packed into this superfood. It is important to have the right balance of these nutrients in your dogs food, so if you see brown rice listed as an ingredient in a Hills® dog food you can be confident that Hills has done extensive research to make sure that it not only meets our high-quality standards, but is also precisely balanced to meet your dogs needs.

The TRUTH about RICE Good or BAD For Dogs?

Rice is such a common food for us and even more common in Asian countries but can dogs eat rice too?

The quick answer is yes but you will need to take some things into consideration before adding rice to your dog’s diet.

Rice is often used as an ingredient in commercial dog food. It’s a good source of carbohydrates and fuels the body with energy.

Neither does it mean that grain-free food is always low-quality, nor that dog food that includes grain is necessarily good or bad. It depends on other factors.

Did you know that a lot of brands that advertise with “grain-free” actually put way too many peas into their dog food? The grain isn’t always the devil it’s made out to be.

Just make sure your dog’s diet is made up mostly of (raw) meat. Read up more about the raw diet and meaty bones, organs, etc. in my raw feeding guide.

Furthermore, it contains no fats or sodium but good components like vitamin D or calcium which makes it a healthy addition to your dog’s diet.

Rice and chicken are often served for dogs with an upset tummy or diarrhea because it is easily digestible and contains starch which helps to grow useful bacteria to support a healthy bowel.