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    Default The "Bland Diet"

    I am going to automatically link the words "Bland Diet" to this topic, so that everytime we mention those words together it will put a link that can be clicked to this topic. That way, we do not have to tell what is in the bland diet each time.

    So my question for our members is, what do you put in your bland diet?

    I use about 3/4 cup of white rice with boiled hamburger. I use some of the juice from the water I boiled the hamburger in to drizzle over the rice. If I have some on hand, I will also add a heaping tablespoon of cottage cheese.

    If I have no hamburger, I will use chicken breast or tenderloins. Never bone in chicken- but if that is all I have I will pull the meat off the bone.

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    Default Re: The "Bland Diet"

    I haven't had a lot of need for a bland diet, but when I have I do rice with either very lean hamb. or white chicken meat. I don't boil the hamb., I brown it in a skillet and drain off the little grease. The idea of boiled hamb. just sounds gross to me.

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    Default Re: The "Bland Diet"

    I usually just boil chicken and some rice using the chicken water for the rice to cook in.

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    Default Re: The "Bland Diet"

    I do boiled chicken breast or hamburger meat (cooked like Gertie's Mom said, in the skillet, then drain the fat) with white rice and cottage cheese.

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    Default Re: The "Bland Diet"

    Not that I have had to put Vegas on a bland diet, and hopefully never will, but If I do what can I use instead of rice? @desertskybulldogs, since rice is a grain and Vegas is grain free?

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    Default Re: The "Bland Diet"

    Quote Originally Posted by KMARINO View Post
    Not that I have had to put Vegas on a bland diet, and hopefully never will, but If I do what can I use instead of rice? @desertskybulldogs, since rice is a grain and Vegas is grain free?
    Boiled potatoes would work I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TessaAndSamson View Post
    Boiled potatoes would work I think.
    @TessaAndSamson, Vegas is potato free also!!

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    Default Re: The "Bland Diet"

    Quote Originally Posted by KMARINO View Post
    Vegas is potato free also!!
    LOL Thats right he's on Nature's Variety Instinct! Then I would say meat, cottage cheese and maybe a mild vegetable like some cooked carrots if you ever needed a bland diet. Thats what I would do if Samson needed a bland diet because he is also on the Natures Variety Instinct so grain and potato free too.

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    Default Re: The "Bland Diet"

    Even if I were on the instict formula, if I HAD to use the bland diet I would still use the rice. For some reason, this combination settles their intestinal tract. Once you have straightened things out, you would go back to grain free. That is what I would do if put in your shoes.

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    Default Re: The "Bland Diet"

    I think every Bulldog ends up on a "bland diet" at some point. With Maximus, he was on it for weeks, due to Giardia. I used ground lamb and rice, with sweet potatoe. He loved it. He doesn't like beef at all so ground beef was not an option. He gets organic chicken most evenings anyhow, but the ground lamb and rice was a real treat for him and he enjoyed it.

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    Default Re: The "Bland Diet"

    Quote Originally Posted by desertskybulldogs View Post
    Even if I were on the instict formula, if I HAD to use the bland diet I would still use the rice. For some reason, this combination settles their intestinal tract. Once you have straightened things out, you would go back to grain free. That is what I would do if put in your shoes.
    I agree.

    Rice is a grain that is NOT a common source of allergies for bulldogs anyway and it is worth it to help the digestive upset that comes with diarrhea and avoid a trip to the vet. A bland diet works so well to calm the digestive system and firm up the stools. Linus is also grain free and I've given him the bland diet a couple times with absolutely no adverse affects from eating a few portions of rice.

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    Default Re: The "Bland Diet"

    When you feed the bland diet, do you give the same portion size as their regular food?

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