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Creating a gentle, nutritious chicken noodle soup for senior dogs with sensitive stomachs and dental issues is a wonderful way to provide them with a tasty and easily digestible meal.

This recipe will focus on soft, wholesome ingredients that are easy on the tummy and easy to chew.


Doggie chicken noodle soup - a great recipe for senior dogsSenior-Friendly Chicken Noodle Soup for Dogs


  • 1 pound of boneless, skinless chicken breast: Cooked and finely shredded or chopped to ensure it’s easy to chew and digest.
  • 2 carrots: Peeled and finely diced or shredded.
  • 1 celery stalk: Finely diced, optional.
  • 1/4 cup of finely chopped parsley: For added flavor and vitamins.
  • 4 cups of low-sodium chicken broth or homemade broth: Ensure it’s onion-free and has no added salt or spices.
  • 1/2 cup small pasta or noodles: Choose a soft noodle like egg noodles, broken into small pieces to make it easier to eat.
  • Water, as needed


Prepare the Ingredients:

  1. Cook the chicken: Boil the chicken breast in water until fully cooked. Once cooked, let it cool and then finely shred or chop it into very small pieces.

Cook the Soup:

  1. Simmer the vegetables: In a large pot, add the chicken broth and bring to a low simmer. Add the finely diced carrots and celery, and simmer gently until the vegetables are very soft, about 20 minutes.
  2. Add the noodles: Introduce the small pasta or noodles to the simmering broth and cook according to package instructions but ensure they are very soft.
  3. Add the chicken: Once the noodles are cooked, add the shredded chicken to the pot and let it warm through.
  4. Add parsley: Stir in the finely chopped parsley for additional flavor and nutrition.

Adjust Consistency:

  1. Check the consistency: If the soup is too thick, add a bit of water to thin it out. The soup should be brothy, as too thick might make it hard for a dog with dental issues to consume.

Cool and Serve:

  1. Cool down the soup: Make sure the soup cools to a comfortable temperature before serving it to your dog.
  2. Serve: Offer a small serving of soup to your dog, especially if they are trying it for the first time to ensure they digest it well.


  • Variations: You can substitute the noodles with rice or finely chopped cooked potatoes for a different texture or based on your dog’s preferences and dietary needs.
  • Storage: This soup can be refrigerated for up to 3-4 days or frozen in portions for easy thawing and serving later. Make sure to reheat it gently and cool it down before serving again.

This chicken noodle soup is not only comforting but also packed with nutrients suitable for senior dogs, helping to keep them hydrated and nourished, especially during their more delicate years.

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