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Pumpkin is a natural and inexpensive food that can help your dog recover from diarrhea. Canned pumpkin without any additives or spices will firm up your dog's stool.
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If you don't have time to wait for an Amazon order to show up at your door, head to your local grocery store and pick up a can of plain, unflavored pumpkin.
How to use pumpkin to treat dog diarrhea
Purchase plain canned pumpkin from a grocery store. Do not get pumpkin pie filling or anything with spices.
Serve the canned pumpkin to your dog with meals. Add one tablespoon of canned pumpkin to her regular dog food if she's a fifty-pound dog and one teaspoon if she's a small dog, such as a chihuahua.
Plain boiled rice is another option for a dog with an upset digestive tract. You can mix the canned pumpkin in with the rice.
Continue the pumpkin regimen every day until you notice a firmer stool.
Contact your vet if your dog still has digestive problems after a week of eating canned pumpkin.
Always check with your veterinarian before changing your pet’s diet, medication, or physical activity routines. This information is not a substitute for a vet’s opinion.