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I've decided to give Nala a little pumpkin with her food to help her stools get firmer. I was just wondering how much I should give her. She's 14 weeks old, and weighs 22.5 pounds. If anyone knows it would be greatly appreciated :)
 

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I don't know if there's a porper dose, but I'd give her a teaspoon/day to start and more if it doesn't help.
 

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Just a little pumpkin at a time.

LOL sorry, couldn't help it.
 

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Thanks FourIsCompany, I'll start with that and see how she does. and Inga, That is an adorable picture :) My dogs wouldn't sit still for anything like that. I have a hard enough time getting Nala to sit still to get her leash on her for walks lol.
 

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i give my Borders (40-45 lbs) 1/4 c 2x a day when they have the "runs"....so, for Nala i'd probably start at maybe about 2 tbsp a day and that should be all she needs....you don't want her to get constipated (which it can do when it 1st starts firming up) so see how that goes for about a wk....
 

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i give my Borders (40-45 lbs) 1/4 c 2x a day when they have the "runs"....so, for Nala i'd probably start at maybe about 2 tbsp a day and that should be all she needs....you don't want her to get constipated (which it can do when it 1st starts firming up) so see how that goes for about a wk....
Okay, Any idea how long it will take for me to start seeing results? will it not be till the next day or would it be in the next BM?
 

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When I gave it to Sassy to complete her recovery from her big upset 4 years ago the poop went from mucous covered to normal in one day. The chicken and rice got the poop solid but the colon was still pretty irritated and there was lots of mucous before feeding the pumpkin.
 

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...... i'v been noticing that Maybe's stools to be on the softer side and somewhat green....i'v never heard of feeding pumpkin to dogs, would this be a good idea for me to try????
 

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Okay, Any idea how long it will take for me to start seeing results? will it not be till the next day or would it be in the next BM?
i generally see results by the next day....not "perfect", but noticeable....and it shouldn't be more then 3 days for it to firm up completely....if it doesn't, increase just a bit....

tuffycuddles, the good thing about pumpkin is that there is no harm in feeding it to them (unless, of course, they are allergic to it)....give it a try....i even use it when i'm try to take some weight off mine....it helps to take off that edge of hunger in between.....
 

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yup, straight canned pumpkin....make sure it's not the pie filler w/ all the spices, tho...
 

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ok....thats nifty....so like canned pumpkin?
Yep. We buy Libby's 100% pure pumpkin.. just make sure you look close at the label so you don't pick up the Pumpkin Pie filling by accident, they look very similar.


EDIT: Errr.. wow.. how did I not see that reply.. ? LOL
 

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this has been just pefect becasue we have a whole pile of 100% pure pumpkin in our cupords. and acctually some real pumpkin in the freezers from haloween :p
 
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