Will Chicken & Rice Soothe My Pet’s Upset Stomach?

When your pet is suffering from stomach upsets, you may find yourself singularly focused on finding a quick, simple way to get them feeling better. That’s part of why chicken & rice has become a popular nutritional recommendation — but it isn’t always as simple, convenient or even effective as it seems.

In fact, scientific research into gut health proves that your pet needs a balance of nutrients to recover from stomach troubles. But even beyond not getting your pet the balance of nutrients they need, there are other significant drawbacks to feeding chicken & rice when your pet is having stomach troubles:

  • Choosing the right type of high-quality chicken
  • Avoiding high-fat content
  • Feeding the right amount
  • Making the time to cook for your pet multiple times a day
  • Transitioning your pet back to regular food after

At Hill’s, our research tells us that home-prepared chicken & rice is nutritionally inadequate when it comes to getting your pet’s digestion on the right track — whether after surgery or for acute problems like diarrhea or vomiting. Pets need foods that are as tasty as they are healthy and soothing for their digestive problems.

So, what are the benefits of choosing a formulated pet food to care for your pet with digestive upsets?

  • Nutritionally balanced, with protein and essential vitamins and fatty acids
  • Replaces lost minerals, nutrients and electrolytes
  • Convenient — no cooking for every meal