Can Dogs Eat Rice?

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Rice is a staple food in most cultures all over the world. This includes dog food, where rice is a common ingredient. But can dogs eat rice plain? And how much should you give them?

Is rice safe for dogs?

Rice is completely safe for dogs. Rice is a common ingredient in many dog foods and can be good for dogs dealing with diarrhea problems, as rice helps bind the stool together. But just like any human food, you’ll only want to give your dog small portions, and be sure to consult your veterinarian before making any changes to your pup’s diet.

Can dogs eat white rice?

Yes, dogs can eat white rice. White rice is generally the preferred type of rice to feed dogs who are suffering from diarrhea. The starchiness of white rice makes it the go-to rice whenever your pet is suffering from gastrointestinal issues.

If your dog is diabetic, you’ll only want to feed him white rice as needed for indigestion, and only in small doses.

Can dogs eat brown rice?

Brown rice is safe for dogs to eat, but it can lead to indigestion. Brown rice is processed differently than white rice, which allows it to retain all that nutritional goodness. Brown rice has minerals and vitamins B and D.

Can dogs eat jasmine rice?

While not all jasmine rice is white, most jasmine rice is very similar to white rice. This means that jasmine rice is a perfectly acceptable choice of rice to feed your dog.

Can dogs eat rice cakes?

Like rice, rice cakes are safe for dogs to eat. As long as the rice cake is plain, rice cakes can make a fantastic low-calorie snack for your pooch. Make sure you read the label first, though, and check to see if contains any additives that may be harmful to dogs. You’ll also want to avoid rice sakes with milk, added sodium, and sugar.

Tyler Kupcho
Author: Tyler Kupcho

Animal lover, proud husky parent. Writing Intern at

Tyler Kupcho
Author: Tyler Kupcho

Animal lover, proud husky parent. Writing Intern at

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