Brown rice versus White rice

Does anyone feed their B cooked rice daily? If so which is better brown or white rice?

I have a two-year-old mix, more basenji then the pit she is mixed with. Daisy would not eat, she trained me as she was more stubborn then I was and I spent a fortune on food only to give it away. I finally went to the store, purchased chicken on sale, frozen mixed vegi's {canned has too much sodium} and brown rice. Cooked and mixed this up and she loves it. Brown rice has some nutrients in it where white is just a filler and is not good for people so I don't feed it to Daisy. I think if your only feeding your B rice with nothing else, it can't be very healthy for them. There are not enough vitamins or nutrients in rice and its just a filler. Daisy loves the mix and I finally found FreshPet or PetFresh (can't remember which one) she also loves so I alternate between them.

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).

Yummmm CrazyDaisy, Im coming over to your place for dinner. Sounds delicious.

I don't feed my B any grains (nor myself for that matter). She chews grass sometimes when we go walking, self-medicating I guess. But that's the nearest she gets to grains!!
Alison
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Instead of rice, try barley. has about the same consistency, and is used to make beer, so it must be good. Getting back to the subject, I prefer brown rice for the dogs, and me, but barley is good also.

@tanza said in Brown rice versus White rice:

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.

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