Boiled Turkey for a Dog's Bland Diet

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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

Items You Will Need

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