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Pumpkin for Puppies?

My wife brought home a visitor on Friday, he seems ok, plays with Ranger our male just fine, but he developed diarrhea yesterday, I'm guessing it was caused by the stress of a different living situation and meeting new dogs and people. Can you give a 14 week pup pumpkin and if so how much?

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Should add, we have his normal food (Fromm which he loves), but we also gave him treats which he may not be used too, so that could be contributing.
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Pumpkin for Puppies?

Fromm here too. Have you had a stool sample checked for coccidia or Giardia. My 8 month old has it now. Stool got really mushy and smelled bad. Stress can bring it on as well like going to a new home.

And yes pumpkin is fine. Like a tablespoon per meal
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We've been using these as training treats for our 3 adults with no issues, however in combination with the new dogs/environment, it may have upset his system.
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Went ahead and gave him the pumpkin and he likes it. He acts fine otherwise, he's off chasing kids and making a pest of himself in general.
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Ok keep eye on stool. Can always bring sample to vet to check it


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I think pumpkin is fine for a puppy. We gave alot of it when mine ate a rock and had to pass it. I have been giving a little daily to help with his poop.
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I gave our pup pumpkin when she'd have a loose stool or the runs...works for constipation as well....so "they" say.

I probably gave her a tablespoon or two at times in her meals. Seemed to help....

As "they" always say....use the pure pumpkin version not the stuff with all the crap in it...spices, sugar, flavoring...etc.

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