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Why Do Vets Recommend Chicken and Rice for Cats?

You may have heard the veterinarians often prescribe a bland diet of boiled chicken and boiled rice for dogs with stomach upset, diarrhea, or vomiting. However, did you know that some vets may also prescribe this land diet for cats as well? Generally, boiled chicken and rice and recommended for cats that have been vomiting or have had diarrhea for a long period of time and are unable to keep regular foods down. Chicken and rice are easy on the stomach and digestive system. This food mix has also been known to help stimulate appetites for cats after surgery or a prolonged illness. Chicken is a lean protein and rice is considered a light carbohydrate. If your cat has diarrhea or is vomiting, call your vet and schedule a checkup. Your vet needs to examine your cat and determine the illness. Do not feed your cat boiled chicken and rice without consulting with your veterinarian Glendale, AZ first.

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