Amber's Tummy Soothing Chicken Herb Casserole
Updated: Dec 2, 2020
I’d like to share with you one of my nutritional remedies for dogs with digestive upsets. In the last couple of days my dog Amber has had tummy upset (sickness, diarrhoea and loss of appetite). So I made this is a soothing chicken and vegetable ‘casserole’ which has anti-bacterial culinary herbs for digestive support. Needless to say she guzzled it up!
It is very easy to make. I boil then simmer some chicken legs in water to form a chicken broth (up to an hour on low heat). I then remove the chicken and use the broth to simmer a little chicken liver, chopped vegetables, and culinary herbs with anti-bacterial and digestive supporting properties: root ginger, a small clove of garlic, parsley, mint, and a sprig of thyme. The vegetables I added today were carrot, spinach, broccoli, squash, and sprouts. You can use whichever vegetables you like that are safe for dogs (avoid onions and leeks!). Garlic is safe in small quantities. I chop up the vegetables and the herbs and add to the broth, with some chopped chicken liver, then simmer gently. Once the veg has cooked and cooled a little, remove the chicken meat from the bones (discard the bones) mix it with the vegetable, herbs and liver broth, then serve.
I gave Amber the chicken casserole until she was better, then restarted her usual raw diet. This recipe is not a complete meal in itself but can be used as part of a balanced diet. Happy cooking, happy dogs! Note: Never give cooked bones to pets as they splinter into sharp shards that can cause internal damage. Raw bones are fine. Liver is very rich in vitamin A and should make up only 10% of the total meat content.