I'm going to be boarding my dogs again in the near future and I'm trying to find some alternate choices for the food that they eat while they are there. I've attempted to bring the normal food they eat at home but unfortunately due to the all of the excitement at the kennel (at my vet's office) they typically have stress diarrhea. Nemo had it in the past on his normal food and Zoni has had the issue during their last visit. The vet's solution to this is to put them on a low residue food which seems to correct the issue while they are boarding. I really don't like the food, but for a few days I don't think it's that big of deal. Downside is that there is apparently no nutritional value to it, and they loose weight pretty quickly, even if I instruct the kennel to feed them significantly larger portions to try and account for the caloric differences. Last time, Zoni lost enough weight that you could practically see her ribs when she came out. It took me about a month to put the weight back on her again.
So, I'm wondering if something like the boiled chicken/rice typically used for upset GI tracts would be an approach to try and manage the stress diarrhea during boarding or is there maybe some other alternatives I could try?