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Why do you need Magic Mash?
Does your dog have an upset tummy? If you’re like me, your dog can get an upset tummy from all sorts of things. Dogs are good at occasionally eating something they shouldn’t or overheating while playing. Or they may have a bug. Any of these can lead to an upset tummy. Luckily, you can easily make some magic mash!
My dogs, Coda and Mayle, tend to get an upset tummy from time to time. We’ve taken them to the vet several times, and while the cause can vary, one thing that’s been consistent is the need to keep them hydrated and fed a bland diet.
The thing I like to use for their bland diet is what I call “Magic Mash.” Magic Mash is super simple. It’s really just stewed chicken with brown rice. Our vet has recommended Magic Mash to us many times.
How I prepare and utilize Magic Mash
I like to make a big batch of Magic Mash in either my dutch oven or my crock pot. If I have a busy day, I opt for the crock pot so I can take care of other things while it cooks. It is easier for me to make a large measure of it so that I can freeze it and have it handy if someone gets sick suddenly, if someone won’t eat, or if we are going out-of-town.
I always send pre-portioned servings of Magic Mash when we go out-of-town and our dogs check-in to their beloved dog lodge. They often don’t like to eat their regular diet while we are away, so packing a serving of Magic Mash for each day we are away lets us know that they will eat something wholesome each day.
Since I use Magic Mash regularly, I like to make a large amount. A large crock pot like this one is perfect to help me get the job done quickly and easily.
Learn how to make Magic Mash to help ease your dog’s tummy
To make your own magic mash, it’s really simple.
Magic Mash Homemade Dog Food
An easy to make one pot homemade dog food to soothe a dog's upset stomach.
- 5 lbs chicken breast
- 16 oz brown rice
- 1 tbsp sea salt
- water to cover
Line your crock pot with a crock pot liner for easy clean up.
Then place the chicken in the bottom of the crock pot and cover with water.
Turn the crock pot on high and cook for four hours or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
Then add the rice and let it cook for an additional hour. You may need to add a little bit more water as the rice will absorb much of the water.
When the magic mash has thoroughly cooked, I remove the chicken and shred it. I put the shredded chicken back into the crock pot and mix it thoroughly with the rice and allow it to cool.
You may substitute chicken broth for water.
Please note that feeding magic mash is not a substitute for taking your dog to the veterinarian. This post is not intended as medical advice.
Freezing Magic Mash
To freeze the mash, I measure portions into freezer bags and lay them flat on a freezer shelf so that it is easy to remove the Magic Mash from the bag. Be sure to leave room at the top of the bag for expansion.
My dogs are large. Coda is a Saint Bernard Mix and Mayle is a Belgian Malinois mix. I scoop out 1 cup servings per bag. However, they sometimes need to eat more than one portion. You can ask your vet what size serving is right for your dog’s weight, breed and age.
Enjoy! I hope this helps your dog feel better!
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