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#1 kholder

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 09:40 PM

Got a 7 week old puppy, spur of the moment, from someone in the market parking lot. The litter was being fed an adult sport mix dog food that, 1, seemed a little grown up for a babe, and, 2, wasn't available in our town. I picked up a bag of puppy food and have been feeding it for the last 3 days. Needless to say, baby has an "irritable bowel" and experiencing diarrhea. What can I do to ease the symptoms of this sudden change in food?

 



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 04:33 AM

Pumpkin is a WONDERFUL digestive aid for dogs and cats.  Add a spoonful to your puppy's kibble at each meal, and that will help a lot.  Use the plain canned pumpkin, NOT the pumpkin pie filling. :)

 

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 09:25 AM

Poor little guy, and lucky you came along! I agree, pumpkin works wonders, and dogs really like it, so it shouldn't be a problem getting him to eat it. What's his name? What kind of dog is he?



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 09:54 AM

Thank you for adopting your new companion!
Both my dogs have sensitive digestive systems and we use canned pumpkin too. Our dogs like it, even the picky Yorkie.
His symptoms should improve in about three days when he gets accustomed to his new kibble. Sports mix is a bit much, a good puppy kibble would be better for his first year.
Please send photos and tell us about him.

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 08:45 PM

She is a German Shorthair, and an adorable pup. Husband was wanting a dual companion/pointer, and when we ran into her it felt like fate. Husband used to hunt competitively but now just wanting a buddy who will enjoy spending a day out in the field. He named her Patches, original, I know, but hey, it's his pup. I'm certain I'll enjoy her more when all this pooping and peeing gets under control. I gave her a heeping tablespoon of the pumpkin over a 1/2 cup of puppy kibble. Her stool has firmed up a little. Should I do straight pumpkin?

 

Would love to post pics, but haven't figured out how to do it yet.

Rio, my quaker had a bit of pumpkin, too, and really enjoyed the treat.

 

Thanks for your help.



#6 msdani1981

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 09:25 PM

The pumpkin with kibble is fine. :)


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Posted 04 December 2013 - 09:51 PM

My brother in law is in Bellingham.



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Posted 05 December 2013 - 12:04 AM

That's awesome!  I was born and raised here, and don't think I could ever leave for very long. :)



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Posted 05 December 2013 - 08:42 PM

Three cheers for pumpkin! 



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Posted 05 December 2013 - 08:51 PM

LOL Glad it worked! :)