Pumpkin for dogs

Pumpkin for dogs in an amazing cure for both diarrhea AND constipation!

Hard to believe this veggie is so good for dogs, but pumpkins genuinely are. They can help resolve two opposite problems – diarrhea AND constipation. How? Read on.

What is a pumpkin anyway?

Pumpkin is a flavorful, healthy FRUIT that’s good for us and for our dogs. Yes, that’s right — pumpkin is a fruit. A pumpkin is a fruit simply because anything that starts from a flower is botanically a fruit. Botanically speaking, a fruit is the mature ovary of a flowering plant, usually containing seeds.

Pumpkins fit this definition because they develop from the ovary of a pumpkin flower and contain seeds. However, in culinary terms, pumpkins are often treated as vegetables because they are not typically used in sweet dishes like other fruits.

Usually, fruits and vegetables are named according to how they are consumed. How people eat them versus how people see them is often different. Take the tomato, for example. It grows from a flower, so it’s technically a fruit as well.

pumpkin and tomato: are they fruits or vegetables

Pumpkin contains lots of vitamins and minerals that support good health for dogs

Vitamin A is important for maintaining healthy vision, immune function, and skin health. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage and supports immune function. Potassium is essential for maintaining healthy blood pressure, nerve function, and muscle function. Iron is important for oxygen transport in the blood and energy production.

So, consuming pumpkin and other foods rich in these vitamins and minerals can help support overall health and well-being.

Canned pureed PURE pumpkin - not pie filling - is a great product to keep on hand

Cooked or canned pure pumpkin can do wonders for dogs’ digestive health.

It’s a miracle food – solving both constipation AND diarrhea. It contains magnesium, potassium and iron as well as beta-carotene which the body converts to Vitamin A. And, if your Morkie is overweight, it can even help him lose weight!

What makes pumpkin such a miracle food? Pumpkin is high in fiber.

So that means it can help bulk up loose stools by absorbing that excess liquid, or soften hard stools so your dog isn’t constipated any more. Digestive upsets are among the most common ailments dogs have, and can be very frustrating to deal with. But pumpkin can solve both extremes, diarrhea and constipation.

A natural stomach settler

white morkie feeling sick

A small amount of pure canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling) can settle your Morkie’s stomach, whether he’s suffering from:

  • diarrhea
  • vomiting or
  • constipation

Just add a half to one teaspoon to his regular food once a day.

Pumpkin is a great source of natural fibre, and can be used to fill your dog up, without too many calories. This will also help in reducing his weight.


Just add a half to one teaspoon to his regular food once a day.

What causes dog diarrhea?

Dog Diarrhea is never pleasant

Diarrhea is a common problem in dogs that can have a variety of causes. While it may not always be a cause for concern, it can be a sign of an underlying health problem. In this essay, we will explore some of the reasons why dogs get diarrhea and what can be done to prevent and treat it.

Dietary Changes

One of the most common reasons for diarrhea in dogs is a sudden change in diet. Dogs fed table scraps or a new brand of food can experience digestive upset that leads to diarrhea – small dogs even more so. Dogs that overeat or eat too fast, or scarf down spoiled or contaminated food may also develop diarrhea.


Another common cause of diarrhea in dogs is the presence of parasites. Intestinal parasites like roundworms, hookworms, and giardia can all cause diarrhea in dogs. These parasites are usually picked up through contact with contaminated soil or feces.


Diarrhea can also be a symptom of an underlying illness or disease. Inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatitis, and kidney or liver disease can all cause diarrhea in dogs. In some cases, diarrhea may also be a side effect of medication.

There lots of reasons why dogs may develop diarrhea. While it may not always be a serious problem, monitoring your Morkie’s health and getting veterinary care if diarrhea persists for more than a day or two is essential. With proper care and attention, most cases of diarrhea can be successfully treated quickly.

Dog diarrhea: when to check with the Vet?

Check out what Dr. Jerry Klein has to say about dog diarrhea. He is the Chief Veterinary Officer from the AKC –  the American Kennel Club.

Canned Pumpkin can also help your Morkie lose weight!

If your Morkie is a Porkie, pure canned pumpkin with his regular meals can help him lose weight.  Pumpkin puree can help dogs lose weight in a few ways.

First, it is high in fiber which can help dogs feel full and reduce their appetite. Second, it is low in calories which means dogs can eat a larger volume of food without consuming too many calories. Finally, the nutrients in pumpkin can help support a healthy digestive system which is important for maintaining a healthy weight. However, it’s important to consult with your veterinarian before adding pumpkin to your dog’s diet to ensure it’s appropriate for their individual needs.


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