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canned pumpkin?

Trinasmom

Little Dog
I looked all over 2 different grocery stores and couldn't find canned pumpkin. I looked by canned fruits and veggies... is that right? I finally got Pumpkin pie filling at Piggly Wiggly that you add egg and milk to... can i use that to firm up trina's stool? I got it just in case...
 

mstngchic2012

Good Dog
NO do NOT use pie filling. That can make her stool worse. I think that I've read plain yogurt can help firm up stools as well.
 
NO do NOT use pie filling. That can make her stool worse. I think that I've read plain yogurt can help firm up stools as well.

I don't remember if it firms up their stool or not but I've come across a few articles that indicate yogurt with active cultures help to get the enzymes and things in a dogs digestive tract more in balance and is good to give them when they are on antibiotics.

The excerpt below indicates (at least to me) that is has some benefit in calming upset stomachs too.

From: Catherine Anderson - Happy Pets

Yogurt Tip:

According to different information I've read, dogs need certain digestive enzymes. Strombeck does not note in his recipes the need for a digestive-enzyme supplement, but many other pet recipes I've seen in other pet cookbooks call for one. Before I began cooking for my dogs, I was unaware of their digestive-enzyme requirements, and they often ate grass and had upset stomachs. That is no longer a problem because I give my dogs a dollop of active-culture yogurt every three days. I get the fruity flavors, and my dogs love them. Other dogs and probably most cats may refuse to eat fruit-based yogurt, so use plain, active-culture yogurt and add it to their food, once every three days. (I divide one container of yogurt between three dogs. A lot of yogurt isn't necessary.) Just make sure it says "active cultures" on the container.'
 

Cynthia

Good Dog
There was a shortage of canned pumpkin around the holidays. Something to do with the weather. And earlier this week there was a client at work saying she could not find it anywhere. She had to order it online.
 
There was a shortage of canned pumpkin around the holidays. Something to do with the weather. And earlier this week there was a client at work saying she could not find it anywhere. She had to order it online.

I think Mollie's Nana said something in another thread about the floods killing the pumpkin crop so she was expecting it to be scarce and/or unusually expensive right now.
 
so can i give her regular yogurt i have in the fridge? Like Yoplet that has strawberries etc. in it?

I think the only thing I would really worry about is if it is sugared up or full of fruit and the dog doesn't like fruit.

The big thing seems to be the active cultures in it to help out their digestive system. When Sasha was getting antibiotics for a rash she'd gotten I gave her the plain old unflavored stuff mixed in with her food to help get the good bugs in her intestines back in action so the antibiotics wouldn't overload them.
 

Elliehanna

GRCH Dog
did not read all the posts but did randomly think of something, why not use canned baby food pumkin...its 100% pumpkin, can be found pretty easily I think.
 

Cynthia

Good Dog
I think Mollie's Nana said something in another thread about the floods killing the pumpkin crop so she was expecting it to be scarce and/or unusually expensive right now.

It was scarce last year around Thanksgiving and Chrsitmas too. Our friend makes the BEST Pumpkin roll and she could not find canned pumpkin at all.
 

mstngchic2012

Good Dog
Pumpkin is a high in fiber, right?? If you can't find canned pumpkin then try looking for canned sweet potatoes or even boil them and mash them up. They are high in fiber as well. I would think that it would do the same as pumpkin. Someone please correct me if I am wrong.
 

Elliehanna

GRCH Dog
Pumpkin is a high in fiber, right?? If you can't find canned pumpkin then try looking for canned sweet potatoes or even boil them and mash them up. They are high in fiber as well. I would think that it would do the same as pumpkin. Someone please correct me if I am wrong.
I do use canned sweet potatoes, it does work well, and my boy loves the taste
 

Trinasmom

Little Dog
Oh good idea about the sweet potatoes! I will do the chicken and rice with sweet potatoes on the side :) thanks so much!!!
 

charliewat

Little Dog
I was told there was a great pumpkin shortage charlie brown...anyway, the pumpkin works wonders for my two pups; clears up loose poop right away. If you can't find pumpkin I'd try the sweet potato.
 

SBTlove

Good Dog
Do you have any speciality pet shops near by. Ones that sell the good quality dog food like Innova, EVO, Taste of the Wild, Orijen, etc.

Just one of those mom and pop type stores, not a chain?

Most of them will sell canned pumkin specifically for situations like this. That is where we get it our our pet supply shop where we get Sashas food. We got some last month.
Do not use the pie filling! Also the yogurt is a good idea. I used non fat plain yogurt for Trouble most of his life, due to the probiotics of it. It may not firm it up right away but it does help with the digestive system believe it or not, even for humans. I eat yogurt daily because I have IBS and it helps it really does.
 

JRSPITS

Big Dog
The canned pumpkin is in the same place as the pie filling except the can you want will be labeled 100%pure pumpkin not the one with spices ...

It works great in small doses & I freeze the rest, scoop out in tablespoon size on a cookie sheet flash freeze then put in a freezer bag so its always on hand.
 

Casper

Little Dog
I bought a can last week because my pup was sick and had diarrhea due to bacteria. I did not use it tough since he got better.

Fruitables® Pet Food - Official Site

I do not know if that is the right thing to give. That brand has pumpkin based treats. Scooby loves the Pumpkin & blueberry and the one with apple.
 
sometimes, if you stores are set up as counter-intuitively as ours are, canned pumpkin is not found with the canned veggies, it's down the baking aisle by the pie tins and the fillings...