Canned Pumpkin for Dogs and Cats

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To all cat owners (incl. 'Dedutch from Johnson City, Texas': I know this reply is long past your 2011 post and am very sorry 'bout that as this may no longer be relevant for you, however, in the event you may still have a cat, or for anyone else with a cat, be advised that according to many sources in books and online as well as a professional of my acquaintance who is a Veterinary Homeopath, veterinary homeopathy course-writer & turor and who chose to specialize in her homeopathy practise primarily with felines highly recommends pumpkin for cats so long as it's 100% PURE, plain, canned cooked pumpkin with absolutely NO spices nor preservatives. Her research into the medical literature revealed that cats actually have a greater dietary requirement for betacarotene than do dogs, something which pumpkin provides a good source of along with a species-appropriate source of fibre too:-)
100% Pumpkin (not the spiced pumpkin for pies) is very good for your dogs for many reasons, but we are going to concentrate on three
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Canned pumpkin (100% pure pumpkin) is a great cure for dog who must have their anal glands expressed due to impactions. Also, my two dogs take enzymes and herbs daily. The herbs smell (and most likely taste) really bad. I mix them in a few teaspoons of pumpkin and add a couple of drops of omega 3 and vitamin E and a drop or so of Agave nectar. No problem getting them to eat this. but the 100% natural canned pumpkin) can work wonders for both the occasional bout of diarrhea or for the opposite, constipation in dogs.
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It's quite remarkable that fresh pumpkin cooked and mashed or canned pureed pumpkin (if using canned: do not use the pie filling variety but the 100% natural canned pumpkin) can work wonders for both the occasional bout of diarrhea or for the opposite, constipation in dogs. It has been reported that it firms up dog's loose stools or diarrhea within a few hours. How much pumpkin should you give? It depends on the size of the dog but as a rule of thumb a couple of teaspoons daily for a small dog or a couple of tablespoons for a large dog. You may have to disguise it in you dog's favorite food.Why did you say “no way” to canned pumpkin? 100 percent pure pumpkin in the can (not pumpkin pie filling) is by far the best remedy for diarrhea for dogs and humans. It works within 1 to 5 hours depending on the dog. It works for constipation and diarrhea. You can effectively relieve your pet’s digestive upset in a matter of a few hours by simply adding a puree of canned pumpkin to your dog’s regular food. You can buy canned pumpkin in almost any store. Be sure you get 100% natural canned pumpkin (organic if possible) and not the sweetened pumpkin filling that is used for those delicious pies!My wolfdog pup (Dad-timber wolf/malamute and Mom- timber wolf/german shepherd) Skye just turned 1 year old 5 days ago has diarrhea and weight loss. She is still very playful and her appetite is still great (she loves to eat). I just found this site and immediately went out and got 2 big cans of the 100% pumpkin, I have just gave her the first “dose” of pumpkin mixed with 1 packet of probiotics for dogs. I have purchased the canister of the probiotics for dogs and a bottle of anti diarrhea medicine for dogs which didn’t seem to do anything for her. I have been giving her boiled chicken with rice for meals for the past day and a half. I had been feeding her Blue Buffalo – Wilderness since I got her at a month old which seemed to be doing great with her stomach until a few weeks ago, I then did research on that brand and found there are A Lot of dogs getting diarrhea from that food so I switched her food, her stool firmed up a bit and now is like very soft pudding with gas and weight loss. I am so worried about her but was told that as long as she is still playful and willing to eat, I don’t need to take her to the vet (which is very hard to find one in my area that handles wolves/wolf hybrids). I give her her vaccines.
Could there be something seriously wrong with her that I would need to demand my local vet to see her?
Open to any and all comments as I want the best for her. I am to the point of wanting to feeding her all raw or home cooked diet. Please help me! Thank you.
Karen