Boiled Turkey for a Dog's Bland Diet

by Carlye Jones
    Your vet might recommend a bland diet if your dog is vomiting.

    Your vet might recommend a bland diet if your dog is vomiting.

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    While your dog's been affected by certain illnesses, your vet may prescribe a bland diet for the recuperating pooch. A bland diet helps a dog's digestive system recover. Boiled turkey is an ideal meat for a bland diet. About 1/2 pound of turkey and three cups of a bland vegetable makes enough for a 25-pound dog for one day.

    Step 1

    Chop 1/2 cup turkey into small bite-size pieces, or grind the turkey if you have access to a meat grinder. Remove any fat or bones if necessary.

    Step 2

    Place the turkey in a pan with about 3 cups water and bring it to a boil.

    Step 3

    Boil the turkey until it is cooked all the way through, usually about 20 minutes.

    Step 4

    Drain the water and put the turkey in a mixing bowl.

    Step 5

    Mix 3 cups cooked white rice, cooked plain oatmeal, boiled sweet potatoes or canned pumpkin with the turkey.

    Step 6

    Separate the mixture into four or five small servings and offer a serving to your dog every few hours.

    Items You Will Need

    • 1/2 cup uncooked turkey meat
    • 3 cups water
    • 3 cups cooked rice, oatmeal, sweet potatoes or canned pumpkin


    • Ask the meat department at the grocery store to grind turkey breast for you. It will make preparation quicker and easier.
    • Talk to your veterinarian if you have any questions about your dog's diet.


    • Don't use the same water you boiled the turkey in to cook the other ingredients or they will absorb the fat from the turkey and could upset your dog's stomach.
    • Don't use pumpkin pie filling. Look for plain canned pumpkin.

    Photo Credits

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    About the Author

    Carlye Jones is a journalist, writer, photographer, novelist and artisan jeweler with more than 20 years of experience. She enjoys sharing her expertise on home improvements, photography, crafting, business and travel. Her work has appeared both in print and on numerous websites.