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Posted : 2/4/2009 8:02:24 PM
How much canned pumpkin is recommended for a 50-60 lb. dog ? I'm trying to firm up Tyson's poop as I just switched to Taste of the Wild and his poops are little soft but stil pickup-able.
Posted : 2/4/2009 8:07:20 PM
I'd start with a whooping tablespoon or so. Sorry, that's the way I cook too....a little of this, a little of that.......you an always increase it if that isn't enough. It sure isn't going to hurt him any.
Posted : 2/4/2009 8:13:33 PM
daily? or per meal?
Posted : 2/4/2009 9:19:54 PM
depending on how loose the stool is I would put it in one meal and see that works - if it doesn't do the trick for the poops i would add it to each meal - as Glenda said it certainly won't hurt - I have given it to my boy as a veggie for several meals and not had any adverse reactions
Posted : 2/5/2009 12:26:07 AM
My vet said I can give my 25lb girl up to a 1/4 cup of canned pumpkin per day to help with digestive and anal gland issues, so I'm sure that amount would be fine for a bigger dog for sure, though I'd split it across his meals so he gets good tummy coverage throughout the day.
Posted : 2/5/2009 6:56:02 AM
I give my two 65lb dogs approximately 1 tablespoon per meal. I don't measure I just plop a spoonful in the food.
Posted : 2/5/2009 9:58:48 AM
Oh, I'm glad that I'm not the only one who "plops"!
Yes, I would use it every meal for a few days just to give things a chance to equalize in the digestive tract.
Posted : 2/5/2009 4:22:00 PM
I never plop.
I have, however, on occasion, been known to eyeball, smidge, and drizzle.
Posted : 2/5/2009 5:22:21 PM
Posted : 2/5/2009 6:30:53 PM
It sounds suspiciously like giardia. Try a round of Safeguard - you can get it from any pet supply place, no prescription needed. It's packets you sprinkle on food (wet food is best to ensure a full dose, poor baby will have to eat some canned food, lol!). You treat for three days in a row, then it's best to do it again in about a week.
Posted : 2/5/2009 6:57:19 PM
Posted : 2/5/2009 8:14:10 PM
I've tried pumpkin worse during poop issues and it did nothing, possibly made it worse, lol.
Posted : 2/7/2009 1:11:22 AM
i'm getting some mixed results with the pumpkin ...
Posted : 2/7/2009 3:40:26 PM
I used it with Sandy for a bit and it took about 3 - 4 days to see results. I fed it to her until the can was gone and she got a tablespoon each meal.
Posted : 2/7/2009 3:53:34 PM
It may take a little while to see results from the pumpkin. It may also take a 2nd round with the Panacur even with negative stool results. Giardia and the other can be difficult to catch on stool screens. A while back both Woobs and Indie had the runnies and it took 2 doses of Panacur to get Indie back to normal. Woobie gets runny from pumpkin at first. It took 2 weeks of him being on it in his homecooked diet before his stools adjusted. It could also be the food. The only 2 things that Woobie has done well on has been Hill's z/d and this homecooked formula I had developed by a nutritionist. It could be your dog will do best with very few simple ingredients. An elimination diet may be in order to truly track down what's upsetting him. Good luck!
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