How to Give a Puppy Pumpkin for Diarrhea

Diarrhea in puppies can be a simple passing ailment, or it can indicate something more serious is wrong with your pup. Diarrhea may result from your puppy eating something inappropriate, or from a stomach or intestinal infection, or from a change in the puppy's dog food. Thankfully, you can help treat your pup's ailment using pumpkin, which can help harden feces and get the puppy feeling better.


Step 1

Make sure the canned pumpkin you will use is all-natural organic pumpkin, without any spices or additives. Spices and additives can further upset your puppy's stomach and cause diarrhea to worsen.

Step 2

Decide how much pumpkin you will need to use, based on your puppy's size. Because most puppies are relatively small, you will probably want to give your puppy just a teaspoon or two. If your puppy is 50 pounds or more, you will want to do a tablespoon.

Step 3

Mix the needed amount of pumpkin with a little warm water--perhaps one-quarter of a cup--and your pup's regular food. Puppies typically won't eat pumpkin alone, which is why you need to mask the pumpkin in your puppy's normal meal.

Step 4

Feed your puppy pumpkin once a day for four or five days and watch to see whether the stools begin appearing more normal. If by the end of a week's time your dog is still suffering from liquid stools, seek your veterinarian's help, as your dog may have a more serious condition.