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Adding fiber to adult dog's diet when she won't eat pumpkin

Scarlett has gone on strike over the pumpkin I have been adding to her food to get her more fiber. She will actually choose to starve for the entire day.

So, what other things can I add to her food to get her the fiber she needs? She does like peas, but can I just add some cooked peas to her food? If so, how much?

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Try some frozen green beans. Steam them a little and see if she likes them.


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I'm not sure how much peas is too much but I would try like 1/4 cup and just watch the poo. Try sweet potato I give mine Chia Seeds..but be careful because some dogs can't handle the little things in the guts. I let mine sit in their food for like 10 mins so they "activate" and will grab and clean the colon out good!


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Agree with sweet potato and green beans options. Grinding the veg very finely with a blender helps. Try mixing some pumpkin or veg with tripe or ground beef (lean) - she will not mind the pumpkin then
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Try mixing some pumpkin or veg with tripe or ground beef (lean) - she will not mind the pumpkin then
Yeah, tripe is a dog's bacon.


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Psyllium Husk Powder- available at most grocery stores, drug stores, natural food stores, vitamin store, etc.

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I give psyllium husk fiber to my dogs from time to time and to my foster dogs when they are making the adjustment from shelter food to my dog food. It is "no name brand or store brand" Metamucil capsules and I just put them in a meatball of canned food and they inhale it this way. Some of my old dogs get two capsules twice daily and my rescues/fosters may get three or four capsules with each meal until they make the adjustment to the new kibble at my home.

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Green Beans left neatly separated from the other food...OMG< this is going to drive me crazy!! I think the psyllium husk fiber is my next step. What about something like that stuff that is in a jar (I think my mom used to make bran muffins with it...)? I am obviously going to have to be more stealthy in my fiber additions.

I swear sometimes Scarlett can be so "cat like" in her behaviors. :/

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You could also try giving things like carrots (Jazz loves raw babycut carrots), or apples as treats.
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I use this for Nikki, I can find it here locally at the grocery store: Health Plus Inc., 100% Pure Psyllium Husk, 24 oz (680 g) - iHerb.com

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