The great Pumpkin
But for the dogs; if you've ever had a dog with diarrhea and couldn't seem to get it turned around, then you need to know about pumpkin. I don't know how many people I've shared this with but once you try it; you'll be hooked. Pumpkin is a very good binder when you need binding for your pooch. But; if you need loosening it works well for that too. With it's water absorption qualities it can quickly firm up loose stool and help to loosen up a dog that is having problems with constipation.
Pumpkin nutritional facts
more pumpkin info
Who knew? good for kidney stones and parasites
From everything that I have researched; dogs can eat seeds as well as the meat of a pumpkin. I know that when we carve our pumpkins the dogs are in there looking for tidbits to grab. If you are feeding raw, grate the pumpkin very well and use a small amount. For the pumpkin in a can (not pie filling) use a couple of teaspoons for a med-large dog. Pumpkin can cure diarrhea within hours; how great is that?
And just for the love of it, I made these cookies for the dogs and they are pretty good. They taste sort of like Cheese crackers. Yes; I always taste my baking before offering them to the dogs. Hey; I want to know if they are actually good or not. Even Luke ate them.
1/2 Cup butter
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 cup grated sharp cheddar
-small size 1 1/2" for 15 min. Leave in for 15 min again at 275 to dry.