How To Make Your Own Low Residue Dog Food

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Low residue dog food is food that creates very little stool or residual remains from eating. While large amounts of protein and fiber are normally considered part of a healthy diet, low residue dog food is meant to provide your pet with complete nutrition that requires very little digestive work. This food contains very little fiber and easily-digestible protein. Low residue food is easily metabolized and gives your dog's digestive system a break. The Pet Place website provides this recipe from "The Pocket Companion to Small Animal Clinical Nutrition."

Things You'll Need

  • Calcium carbonate
  • Cottage cheese
  • Egg(s)
  • Human adult vitamin
  • Salt
  • Vegetable oil
  • White rice
  • Check with your veterinarian to determine the correct ratios of the ingredients for your pet and whether or not additional components are needed. This will depend on the reason for the low residue diet.

  • Cook the rice and hard-boil the egg.

  • Chop the egg into the rice.

  • Add the calcium carbonate, cottage cheese, salt and vegetable oil to the egg and rice mixture and mix well.

  • Pulverize the vitamin and mix with the food before serving.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you decide to go with commercial low residue dog food, avoid those that contain beet pulp, chicken by-products or corn grits.

References

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