The Short Answer is:
The truth is that chicken broth shouldn’t cause dogs to have diarrhea. It is a gentle and safe “liquid” that can be consumed by your dogs if it is prepared and cooked properly.
The purpose of this research is to explain the “Can Chicken Broth Cause Diarrhea In Dogs?“.
- What is chicken broth?
- How does chicken broth benefit a dog’s diet?
- How else does it benefit dogs?
- Can chicken broth cause diarrhea in dogs?
- Does boiled chicken give dogs diarrhea?
- Why might chicken liver cause diarrhea?
- Why might chicken skin cause diarrhea?
- An alternative broth for your dog
- Can Chicken Broth Cause Diarrhea In Dogs? (Watch Video)
Our lives are strange times or at least that is my explanation for focusing so much on the role chicken plays in causing or preventing diarrhea in our dogs!
I wrote about boiled chicken here and about whether chicken broth should be diluted before we give it to our dogs on another occasion.
I want to investigate whether chicken broth causes diarrhea in dogs in this article.
Let me begin with a simple definition.
What is chicken broth?
Chicken broth is a liquid that resembles soup inconsistency.
Chicken bones are boiled in vinegar and water for hours to make this dish.
These days many of the recipes available on the internet are for people who want to make them for their own consumption not for their dogs.
Its not uncommon to find these recipes to be a bit jazzier than you would need as they tend to add salt pepper and lots of herbs to the recipe.
Using herbs with our dogs is fine but the real power comes from the interaction between the bones boiling water and vinegar.
It is actually quite simple.
Whats your favorite recipe? Heres one you might like.
How does chicken broth benefit a dog’s diet?
By melting the bones the chicken broth becomes a nutritious “super liquid”!
They include vitamins such as calcium as well as minerals such as gelatin which provides our dogs with amino acids.
Dogs’ joints will be protected and helped by gelatin.
As a result of their ability to promote better digestion amino acids may assist with problems such as “leaky gut.”
How else does it benefit dogs?
Chicken broth not only provides your dog with much-needed nutrients but it can also help dogs who are picky eaters or who seem dehydrated.
If your dog is a picky eater then you can drizzle some chicken broth over the kibble to make it more appealing (since most dogs are fed dry kibble).
It is also possible to give chicken broth to dogs who are dehydrated perhaps because they have an upset stomach.
In the end it has to be more appealing than water!
Can chicken broth cause diarrhea in dogs?
The truth is that chicken broth should not cause dogs to have diarrhea.
It is a gentle and safe “liquid” that can be consumed by your dogs if it is prepared and cooked properly.
What are some things that can go wrong?
1. Chicken intolerance
As compared to a full-blown chicken allergy chicken intolerance is much milder.
Unlike food allergies which may cause skin rashes swollen eyes and difficulty breathing food intolerances generally just cause nausea and diarrhea.
It is extremely rare for dogs to be intolerant to chicken (there are no figures for how common it is in humans) but any food can trigger an intolerance.
2. Stray bones and skin
Next if the broth wasnot strained properly after it was finished cooking a rogue bone or a piece of chicken skin could have ended up in the mix.
Bones from cooked chicken are particularly dangerous.
After being eaten they are small hard and prone to splintering.
In general they cause diarrhea by cutting the lining of the stomach and causing it to become inflamed and angry…
3. Added ingredients
It is more likely that other ingredients are to blame for diarrhea. Has the broth been seasoned? Perhaps a vegetable or herb upset your dog?
Does boiled chicken give dogs diarrhea?
You might be considering an alternative or a plan B at this point.
“I wonder if there’s something else I should try besides chicken broth?”
How about boiled chicken?
As long as it is prepared properly chicken is one of the safest and inoffensive meats that dogs can eat.
Shortly undercooked chicken and chicken that hasnot been boiled properly can cause diarrhea in your dog.
Neither you nor your dog should consume raw chicken as it contains some very nasty bacteria.
Out-of-date meat is not a good idea for your dog regardless of what some people say.
Why might chicken liver cause diarrhea?
The liver of a chicken is extremely rich in nutrients including vitamin A and vitamin D as well as iron.
There is a lot to choose from.
That in itself presents us with a problem because there can be too much of a good thing.
The amount of chicken liver your dog should consume should not exceed 10% of their overall diet.
Too much liver can result in diarrhea as a side effect.
Why might chicken skin cause diarrhea?
Fat is the only thing that makes up the chicken skin.
Nutritious for neither humans nor dogs it adds nothing to their diets.
Cooked chicken skin is very appealing as most fatty foods are- give your dog a little of it in very small amounts if it is raw grilled or roasted.
It is a bad idea to feed your dog chicken skin as that is a one-way street to diarrhea.
An alternative broth for your dog
You may want to try another broth if you are uncertain whether chicken broth caused your dogs diarrhea after reading this article.
The purpose of this research is to discuss bone marrow broth for dogs in general.
Most of us buy whole chickens so the carcass is readily available for making chicken broth.
Then there is beef bone broth.
If you buy a beef joint next time be sure to buy it on the bone and make a simple broth with it.
Alternatively you can ask your local butcher or meat market if they will sell you a few beef bones directly.
Try a little bit of your beef broth with your dog after making it.
I hope it will pass the “stomach test” and that there will be no signs of soft stools or diarrhea.
Please let me know how you are doing.
If you want to read more about dog food tips read here: Dog Food Tips and Tricks.