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In another thread I asked about my boy's sluggish bowels...he still is a little "backed-up". I bought him two cans of organic pumpkin and was wondering how much to give him. I put two heaping spoonfuls into his dry food, he sniffed it and walked away! He is wanting canned food mixed in and I am wondering if the canned food isn't causing his sluggish bowels. He is a picky eater and won't eat dog food...he wants whatever I am eating!

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Rather than just putting a couple of spoonfuls of pumpkin on top of the kibble, mix it in with some water. That is how we feed it to our dogs.

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In another thread I asked about my boy's sluggish bowels...he still is a little "backed-up". I bought him two cans of organic pumpkin and was wondering how much to give him. I put two heaping spoonfuls into his dry food, he sniffed it and walked away! He is wanting canned food mixed in and I am wondering if the canned food isn't causing his sluggish bowels. He is a picky eater and won't eat dog food...he wants whatever I am eating!

 

A question: You say he won't eat dog food. What does he eat? Also, an animal won't go hungry. If he doesn't like breakfast this morning, I bet he'll be hungry enough at supper to eat, but don't feed him people food during the day. He may like it and want it, but so what?

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We put about 1/4 cup of pumpkin mixed with kibble or broken dog cookies into a kong, seal the top with peanut butter, and put it in the freezer. Ours love to eat frozen kongs with pumpkin.

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It may be too much pumpkin giving your dog "sluggish" bowels. Cut back to a teaspoon, mix it in the kibble with some water or low-salt broth. I'm sure my dogs could survive on just kibble, but I stir in one teaspoon of Beneful wet food.

 

But as I mentioned on a previous thread, pumpkin gives my Gracie the runs. :dunno

 

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I put one heaping tablespoon in their dishes, and then pour the kibble around it. They gobble it right up!

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I am happy to report that he pooped on his own today! The vet prescribed a laxative for him, which I'll get tomorrow. He doesn't like the pumpkin..... :riphair

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Guest FinnsMom

What about sprinkling a bit of all-bran cereal over his kibble. Some of the raw mix I give Finn has bone mixed in and I find giving this particular mix sometimes will make his stool hard and chalky, but the price of it can't be beat, so when I do give it, I'll sprinkle in some all-bran to keep his poops soft and easy to pass.

 

I've been told that pumpkin can go either way with a dog so it may be a good thing yours doesn't like it.

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