I love my puppies! They are my furbabies (and one day when I have my own babies, they’ll continue to be my furbabies!) They are both so loving and each has their own personality that makes us laugh. Unfortunately, they are very nosy, curious creatures and get into mischief from time to time. And the evidence is found in the grass (and sometimes our floor). Poor pups.
Every dog owner should have two things at hand at all times in case of the puppy runs:
- Anti-Diarrhea medication (kaolin/pectin). I usually get the generic formula at Petsmart or Petco. Kaolin is the anti-diarrhea component, while pectin coats and soothes the digestive tract.
- Canned pumpkin. And NOT pumpkin pie mix! Nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice don’t do anything to soothe their tummies. Canned pumpkin can be found in the baking aisle of your local supermarket. Some specialty pet stores will also carry them although they will cost you slightly more. And if you have small dogs like I do, one can will usually be too much.
Canned pumpkin is pumpkin in puree form. It is a good source of dietary fiber and provides bulk for your pup’s digestive tract. It is low in saturated fat, sodium and cholesterol. It is also a good source of Vitamin E, magnesium, and phosphorus. Some vets even recommend canned pumpkin for weight loss in dogs. Pumpkin will absorb the excess water present in the digestive tract. This makes your dog’s stool more firm and results can be seen within a few hours. I’ve been told to give your small dog one and a half to two teaspoons of canned pumpkin. For a larger dog, give two tablespoons instead.
|I think I’ve caught someone’s attention…|
|Chip..would you like one? Are you sure?|
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