Amber's Tummy Soothing Chicken Herb Casserole
I’d like to share with you one of my nutritional remedies for dogs with digestive upsets. The last couple of days my dog Amber has had upset tummy (sickness, diarrhoea and loss of appetite). So I made this is a soothing chicken and vegetable ‘casserole’ which has anti-bacterial herbs for digestive support. Needless to say she guzzled it up!
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. Here I used 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. I chop up all the veg and herbs, except the thyme which I add as a whole sprig (to be removed once cooked). You can use whatever veg you have to hand that are safe for dogs (avoid onions and leeks!). Garlic is safe in small quantities. Once the veg has cooked and cooled a little, remove the chicken meat from the bones (discard the bones), mix it with the veg broth, then serve.
I give the chicken casserole to her until she feels better, then she can restart her usual raw diet. It is not a complete meal in itself but can be used as part of a balanced diet.
Note: Never give cooked bones as they splinter into sharp shards that can cause damage (raw bones are fine).