Recipe for dealing with your chihuahua’s upset tummy

If your chihuahua has an upset tummy and diarrhoea it can be difficult to know what to feed them to help clear it up. Sometimes you are advised to starve your dog for 24 hours, but for a small chihuahua that can cause issues with blood sugar.

If you’re dealing with a sensitive tum and loose stools this is a nice recipe that  has worked for our dogs. It quite simple to put together and there are some easy add-ins that can boost it’s healing effect. If you can’t get them and it’s an emergency the meat and mash will be find on it’s own.


  • 500gms of turkey thigh mince.
  • Can of pumpkin or Sweet potato
  • Bone broth gravy (see above)
  • Good Probiotic powder or paste
  • Slippery elm (Buy this and keep it in the cupboard)


  • Boil the mince till cooked through then drain it while warm to remove the fat
  • Add 2 good size tablespoons of pumpkin or cooked, mashed sweet potato and mix in. Serve a couple of tablespoons to your chihuahua. How much depends on his size so you will know best.

These add-ins will help speed the cure for an upset tummy and diarrhoea

Bone broth

You can make it extra nourishing by adding a bone broth gravy, I like to keep some bone broth in the freezer for emergencies like this. You can read how to make a bone broth here. I have used a chicken but any bones will do. Don’t wait until you are having a crisis, make some today and freeze it.

  • Add a couple of tablespoons into each serving.

Slippery elm

This can be a godsend when you have a runny poop epidemic. It can only take one dog to have an upset tummy and diarrhoea to cause mayhem.

You can either mix slippery elm in dry as a powder or boil some with water and make a syrup. (Keeps in the fridge for a few days). Slippery elm is very thick and gloopy. It lines the gut and helps sooth inflammation. You can buy slippery elm here.

  • Add Slippery elm in to each serving. Mix it as per instructions.


It’s always a good idea to add probiotics to their food. Probiotics help reseed the gut with good bacteria and will help restore the equilibrium to an inflamed GI tract. I add a maintenance does daily to my dog’s nosh or you can just keep some in stock to use in an emergency. You can buy powders or paste from the vet or online here

  • Probiotics add into serving as per the packet instructions

It goes without saying that if your chihuahua has an upset tummy and diarrhoea for more than a couple of days, you should speak to your vet. Also even if your chihuahua loves this meal it’s not for long term. Longer term home cooked dog food needs additional supplements and proteins to make it balanced