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    Default Stomach/Stool Issues & Pumpkin

    Looking for feedback regarding the use of pumpkin to help settle a pups stomach.

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    I've used it with my dogs (make sure you get plain pumpkin, not the pie filling, read ingredients) - I also mix in some probiotics with the pumpkin - my dogs won't eat their kibble with the probiotics sprinkled on it.

    With that said - what's going on? Loose stools? Vomit? Age of pup? Etc...make sure you don't need to take your pup in for a Vet check.

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    I'm a believer in 4% milkfat cottage cheese and plain yogurt on top of 1/4 of their normal serving of food. When dogs get real loose, I'll cut back food, stop the workout routine and try to give them time to "dry up". Obviously, exception would be if some medical condition is suspected. I think like humans sometimes you just get a bug for no reason and it works itself out in a day or two.

    Never understood folks that keep feeding a dog full portions when they've got a sour stomach. I think it makes the situation worse. Can't imagine having stomach cramps then eating as much or more than normal.

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    I tried pumpkin but it didn't work on my guy. Boiled chicken and rice seemed to do the trick followed by a slow transition back to regular kibble. It was recommended to me by our vet after we ruled out more serious concerns during a longer than normal bout with loose stool.
    Last edited by Scott R.; 03-19-2013 at 02:06 PM.

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    So I'm the kid that always asks "Why?" when told to do something. I have been told that pumpkin is almost pure fibre, and that is very good for "cleaning out" the gut. Why would you use it for already loose stools?
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    To hold it together maybe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2tall View Post
    So I'm the kid that always asks "Why?" when told to do something. I have been told that pumpkin is almost pure fibre, and that is very good for "cleaning out" the gut. Why would you use it for already loose stools?
    I thought the same thing you did when I first heard this, but the pumpkin absolutely works if there is nothing else wrong.

    My boy struggled with loose stool until I started adding FortiFlora to his food. MUCH better now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2tall View Post
    So I'm the kid that always asks "Why?" when told to do something. I have been told that pumpkin is almost pure fibre, and that is very good for "cleaning out" the gut. Why would you use it for already loose stools?
    I would recommend googling the affects of fiber in a diet or talk to your doctor Long story short, esides keeping you regualr, fiber absorbs liquids...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FOM View Post
    Long story short, esides keeping you regualr, fiber absorbs liquids...
    FOM:
    That's already "TOO MUCH INFORMATION"

    (I hope you're better now.)


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    Fiber is excellent for helping both loose stool and constipation. If helps the intestines regulate themselves.

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