As with people, brown rice is better for you.... that said, brown rice is harder to digest so if feeding rice for tummy upsets, I use white rice. But I do not feed it daily (brown or white
Same with my pack. White rice only if to get them over some tummy upset - boiled and then softened with the water fish or chicken have been lightly boiled in. Basenjis can easily digest that while they recover and you gradually increase the percentage of their normal diet. Also, I only start them on rice after 24 - 36 hours starvation.
Natural yoghurt added helps replace the flor in the stomach which can be depleted if the Basenji has been suffering diarrhea or vomiting.
However, as a general rule - I wouldn't serve them rice, white or the more-difficult-to-digest brown.
Yoghurt, ice cream, milk, cheese, cottage cheese (many people use the latter to get pills down at need !) - my pack has always enjoyed diary and with absolutely no bad affects. Too much milk will make them loose so I only flavor water with milk on away trips to get them to drink at all.
an' as aforesaid, if a Basenji has been ill, vomiting or diahrrea, and has been on starvation rations for a couple of days, they need something to replace the flor which was lost in the stomach and there is nothing better than natural yoghurt while you gradually work them back onto normal rations along with the fish and chicken you are giving them.
We eat brown rice and doodle doesn't seem to have any issues digesting it. I meal prep the chicken/veggie doggie dinner(s) as well, with occasional leftover rice. She gets ~1/2Cup after her walk, and I leave a 1/2Cup of kibble out for grazing. I don't like giving her kibble, but I'm trying to get her to lose a pound or two. Which really comes down to me being more mindful of how all the calories add up.
Dairy Products: doodle also gets a tablespoon (or 2) of 2%milk almost every night. Cottage cheese, occasionally. Sliced harder cheese (primarily cheddar) as a tidbit. And yogurt (plain, greek, with no sugar) from time to time. No digestive issues.
Spoiled little sweetheart(s).
I'm trying to get her to lose a pound or two
In that case, fill her up with vegetables - green beans, runner beans, cabbage (I finely slice it and boil it gentle just to take the edge off it. Basically that goes for all veggies), any kind of squash - marrows, zuccini - you can really bulk up the green vegetables. Mind love cauliflower or any kind of broccoli. A good bowl of mixed vegetables for one meal a day - or half normal food and half mixed veggies for each meal and the weight will drop off while the Basenji still feels fully satisfied and the coat shines !
Sometimes carrots can be a treat but to slim a dog down, I prefer not to use roots.
I always cook more vegetables than we need and so there is a bowl in the fridge for treats !
Keepurr knew two words as well as a normal Basenji vocabulary - BEANS and CABBAGE ! He would get out of his favorite arm chair last thing before bedtime for either ! Hoover recognises 'beans' and stands by for stalks (raw) while I am preparing broccoli or brassicas.
@redial said in Brown rice versus White rice:
Instead of rice, try barley.
hmmm.... I don't usually have barley in the pantry, but I'll give it a go.
Quick follow up: I made barley for the first time tonight... well, technically I made a Homemade Vegetable Barley Soup. The entire family chowed down and then doodle passed out for the night. I'm sure we will have Barley again (and I'm not just saying that because there's easily 4 servings left).