Congee Digestive Meal

For Gastrointestinal Issues or Diarrhea

Try to get organic ingredients, particularly the protein.

Shopping List:

  • Chicken 6-8 oz
  • Quinoa  4 oz
  • Cooked Rye berries 2 oz
  • Mixed Mushrooms 2 cups
  • Sweet potatoes/yams 6 oz
  • Pumpkin 4 oz
  • Turn up or Rutabaga 4 oz
  • Azuki beans 4 oz
  • Coriander ½ Tsp
  • Cardamom ½ Tsp
  • Calcium supplement 750 mg (not necessary for short / intermittent feeding)
  • Multivitamin (not necessary for short / intermittent feeding)

Soak the dried Azuki beans in water overnight, then bring to a boil and continue boiling for 45 minutes. Rinse well. Canned Azuki beans may be used as a substitute directly from the can.

Place rye berries in a pot of filtered water, bring to a boil, cover and simmer for one hour.

Gently boil chicken breast until done and save the broth.

Chop the chicken into small pieces and purée later.

Mix all of the ingredients together, including the spices. Put into a pot w/ chicken and its broth.

Bring to a gentle boil and simmer for one hour.

For those dogs that prefer a more ground/soft food. Use either a potato masher on the final mixture or put it through a food processor.

Quantity/ Portion varies from dog to dog depending on weight, activity and condition.

Rule of thumb is 1/3 -1/4 cup per 10 pounds, two times / day. If your dog is only up for one meal / day try to split meals into two portions as to not tax the gut.

Unless otherwise specified, offer to dog 5-10 days then transition onto a biologically appropriate food. Raw. Use 10 days to transition onto the latter.