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    Just a tip some might like to try. My boy had inconsistent poos, one day just right the next soft and runny and very smelly. He hadn't had any changes in diet. Vet reccommended a course of anti-biotics in case of bacterial infection. They did work, however as soon as we finished the course we were back to the start. Found on the net that boiled pumpkin was very good both for the runs and constipation. Use just a half to a teaspoon a day. I found he improved the very next day. I gave it to him for 4 days just a half teaspoon as he only weighs 3.8 kgs. Have never had any more trouble. The boiled pumpkin was much kinder on his system and of course Much Much cheaper than the Vet. Like to add he wasn't showing any other signs of illness. Its worth a try for tummy upsets.

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    Using boiled pumpkin is highly recommended by a lot of american breeders, I've yet to try it as we don't get upset stomachs here much but it's good to actually "know" someone who tried it so that I can recommend it to friends/clients.

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    Oh great thats for posting! Will give this a try! Do u have to give it to them by it's self or can u mix it into their dinner?
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    Hi Macca, I just popped 1/2 teaspoon in his mouth. No reason you couldn't put it in his dinner. I used fresh pumpkin not tinned. I found it on an American website, as Mouse and Chicken said many people there reccommended it. Some who had used it had had problems for weeks, and said they found it helped within a few days. -
    Last edited by poodleboy; 04-21-2010 at 02:26 PM.

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    I am going to take note of this one..Thank you!

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    Same here Di...

    Thank you OP for posting..

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    Yep for sure, along with the honey in the water.

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    In my search for feeding support after Rosie's recent bloat, I discovered your info about the pumpkin, and started adding this to her food in small amounts, grdually increasing.

    Ater doing a lot more research, Rosie now has a serious taste for vegies, and gets a mix of (all grated) pumpkin, carrots and zucchini. All steame together with some quick chicken stock (browned carcassed covered with water and "souped" for 4 hours).

    She gets this in her food twice a day as a 1/3 component of her meal, and her poops are fabulous; since her op and recovery, she only had cranky poops whilst on the gut meds.

    Thanks to the OP for sending me on the hunt for doggy veggies!

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    yep was recommended this by the vet, when we couldn't determine what was causing Cassie's tummy bug...
    Pumpkin and Sweet Potato are great... Cassie now loves all vegies and she is happy and healthy...
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