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Have you heard of giving a dog canned pumpkin for diarrhea?

My 5 mo. old German Shepherd had surgery last Friday to be fixed and she now has diarrhea from her pain meds which apparently the dr. told my husband this but he didn't tell me. I found a huge "blob" of diarrhea on my carpet this morning and she's pooping all over the yard diarrhea.
A gal at Pet Smart told us she spreads out canned pumpkin, freezes it then cuts it in to pieces and freezes them for when her dogs get diarrhea.

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marihand

Asked by marihand at 2:23 PM on May. 24, 2011 in Pets

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  • No I have never heard that. I have heard to give them boiled chicken and rice though.
    Namaste17

    Answer by Namaste17 at 2:24 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • I heard of boiled chicken and rice too.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 2:28 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • Oh wow! My dog has diarrhea right now and I gave her rice and vanilla yogurt ..if that doesn't help,I will try the pumpkin! Thanks!
    minnesotanice

    Answer by minnesotanice at 2:30 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • I was always told to use pumpkin for constipation in dogs.
    mommytoJames512

    Answer by mommytoJames512 at 2:35 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • Yes, PLAIN canned pumpkin, not pie filling, is great for both diarrhea & constipation. lol About a tablespoon or so should be fine.
    CollinBayleeMom

    Answer by CollinBayleeMom at 3:11 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • It works great for cats too :)
    alphamom26

    Answer by alphamom26 at 3:51 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • heard it straight from the vet
    hollydaze1974

    Answer by hollydaze1974 at 4:58 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • No....I give mine oatmeal for diarrhea. Works like a charm.
    popzaroo

    Answer by popzaroo at 10:43 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • pumpkin would cause diarrhea. it's full of fiber.
    motherofhope98

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 7:15 AM on May. 25, 2011

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