Pumpkin, anyone else feed it? - Page 1

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by ThatWasClose on 09 October 2020 - 16:10

I'm so excited, we have canned pumpkin on our local store shelves again. Being in a rural area, it is something that shows up at the dollar store only in fall for Thanksgiving.

I am rarely willing to make the trek to another county, or the next state, to buy pumpkin at a regular grocery store. Besides, it costs a lot more at regular stores.

I like to add into the house Cur's & little Fluffy dogs food. One 15 ounce can gets split over usually 3-4 days, twice a month. If any of the ranch dogs are here they get some too. Everyone seems to love it.

I will buy a years supply now. The local store manager knows I do this, so always orders extra cases.

There are several brands of canned pumpkin sold specifically for dogs. Even dried pumpkin powder. More money than I am willing to spend, when I can plan ahead & buy the store brand for $1 a can at a dollar store.

Purina even did an E-Blast today about feeding dogs pumpkin, sweet potatoes & hazelnuts. I have never thought of feeding hazel nuts. Though if I did, I would put into the coffee grinder, I have dedicated for flax seed only, & grind it up with the flax. Thus any choking or gut/bowel obstruction issues would be a non issue.


Just thought I best mention this, I do not feed canned pumpkin pie mix, which contains added sugars & spices. I feed just plain old boring canned pumpkin.

I never buy canned sweet potatoes for the dogs. Around here it is all "candied." Sweet potatoes are already sweet enough, let alone adding in more sugar sources! Once in a blue moon I might bake a sweet potato for them.


by Koots on 09 October 2020 - 16:10

We give our youngster and older dog the PURE pumpkin. It is a good soluble fibre, helps to keep pup's stool good, and gives some nutrients/vitamins & taste. They love it.

by ValK on 09 October 2020 - 17:10

as i understand, you're living in rural area thus have no lack of land.
why won't you plant pumpkins to have supply for year round? particularly that that harvested pumpkin can be stored for quite long time even without special treatment.

by ThatWasClose on 09 October 2020 - 17:10

I am not as young & spry as I used to be to do all that gardening.

Years ago I did grow pumpkins. Not any longer.

by ZweiGSD on 09 October 2020 - 18:10

Yup, time to stock up on the pumpkin. Cat gets it mixed in with his raw as it helps with his constipation. GSD will get it occasionally as a treat (her digestion is good).

I always tell other dog owners how much better/easier it is than rice for digestive issues.

Q Man

by Q Man on 09 October 2020 - 18:10

We buy quite a bit of Pure Pumpkin (in cans)...and keep them in the pantry for when it's needed or wanted...We don't give it on a regular basic but give it whenever...


by jettasmom on 09 October 2020 - 18:10

Great to have in stock changing foods loose stools.


by Sunsilver on 09 October 2020 - 18:10

Yup, have used it frequently for dogs with diarrhea! Of course, always the pure pumpkin, not the pie filling!


by Koots on 09 October 2020 - 19:10

MetaMucil works very well for diarrhea , but you must get the Original, NO flavor, NO sweetener formula.

by GSCat on 09 October 2020 - 22:10

I keep a package of the dehydrated pumpkin on-hand in case it's needed. I hate opening up a can and then some going to waste if it's not used right away. My dog loves it in either form.


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