Chicken and Rice for Dogs?

Have you ever fed chicken and rice when your dog became ill? Did you get this advice from a friend, the internet, or a veterinarian? Feeding chicken and rice is widely viewed as a well-known and ageless remedy for digestive upset. However, it is not the method I prefer or ever recommend to clients with sick pets. This diet is especially not meant to be fed long-term either. These are a few reasons why: 1) The diet is extremely unbalanced. 2) Chicken can increase inflammation in the body. 3) Rice is used as a filler to help solidify stool. It is a poor solution to "fix" the issue. The Diet is Unbalanced This first set of numbers below show the daily calorie amount needed for a 50 pound dog w