If your dog becomes constipated, give it some pureed pumpkin. It is mild and will clear the problem up after a couple of feedings.
Source: our vet
By fossil1955 from Cortez, CO
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I always used rice but since I deal with lots of puppies I found it did not work fast enough for my liking since puppies can drop precious weight so fast, so the search for something better and faster began. Sometimes you don't want to stop the runs but support hydration as diareha is attemting to rid the body of something, but if you know pup is ok or has had tge runs more then 36 hours then you need to take action.
So I came across pumpkin, I havnt tried it on puppies yet but it has worked great on older dogs that are brought to me. I do independent rescue and I hardly ever know what food they were eating or if they ate so the normal transitioning from one food to another slowly is'nt an option so the dog I tried it on was a female great dane, can you imagine a hungry dane that with in minutes is struck with the runs it not pretty , so it works great I have 2 Tbsp. mixed in her food and no messes :) sorce dog breeder turned independent rescuer.
By Carolyn McGarraugh02/22/2011
Butternut squash, fresh cooked, works just as well. We either bake ours or cook in a large pan with just a little water. All of our dogs love it. We eat it often because it is so full of nutrients for humans and animals. Butternut squash is good raw too.
By Maya Lee 02/21/2011
The pumpkin should not have sugar in it. Just read the label.
By Beth 02/21/2011
It also works if your dog has diarrhea. It is a great stabilizer.
By Michelle 02/21/2011
The title of this tip made me giddy inside because it brought back great memories. On Labor day of last year we lost our eldest dog due to cancer. I miss him terribly. We have 4 other dogs but he was the only one that would sit and beg for the raw pumpkin while we carved pumpkins. I would dig through the gross stuff, find the good pieces, clean them and give them to him. He loved pumpkin! We always enjoyed that time with him because he was the only one that would stick around while we carved them. So while this comment doesn't have anything to do with anything, I just wanted to say thank you for sharing it! You made my day. =)
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Have any leftover canned pumpkin or maybe even fresh pumpkin that didn't get used up in pies? Try giving some to your dog.
On the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, I was making pumpkin cheesecake and I had a lot of leftover pumpkin. I was planning on making muffins or something with it after the holiday. Well, our dog Honey started making a nuisance of herself in the kitchen, wanting some. A quick check on the internet verified that pumpkin was safe for dogs, even recommended as an ingredient in many homemade dog foods. So we gave her a scoop and she polished the bowl clean! I have been giving her a little bit as a treat now and again as I had 4 pie pumpkins so quite a bit of pumpkin to eat our way through
Be sure to only feed them a small amount at a time, and use pure pumpkin, not any type of filling with spices and sugar. It is packed with fiber and vitamins and she acts like I opened a can of wet dog food so everyone is happy.
Jess in Oregon
By Shelter Worker
She's lost weight on this meal plan. I love to eat canned pumpkin out of the can, too. In fact, if I'm craving something at night, instead of having ice cream, I'll have a 1/4 cup of canned pumpkin with some cinnamon on it topped with some cool whip. Works for me! ;-) (12/04/2008)
By Mable C.
I just need to clarify a few things before I buy canned pumpkin for my dog. I have read many articles and reviews about the pumpkin in dog food. Many people feed pumpkin to their dogs to clear up the runs when they have an upset tummy.
I am wondering if it really works? How much and how often? Canned or fresh pumpkin? What's the best place to buy them for cheap price?
Any recommendations that are easily available at Petco and Petsmart will be greatly appreciated, because I got their discount coupon codes. Thanks.
By Alice from Sunnyvale