An amazing remedy for constipation OR diarrhea

Whether your Morkie has constipation OR diarrhea, pumpkin is a great go-to remedy. A member of the winter squash family, pumpkin is loaded with nutrients like vitamins A, C and E, alpha and beta carotene, lutein, magnesium, potassium, iron and zinc.


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A natural stomach settler

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 help in reducing his weight.


More serious symptoms

If your dog’s symptoms are more serious, do seek your Veterinarian’s help right away. Serious symptoms would include:

  • signs of dehydration (dry or pale gums)
  • distended or hard belly
  • retching, trying to vomit
  • excess salivating
  • difficulty pooping
  • blood in vomit, urine or pooplethargy

And of course, seek immediate help if you think your Morkie has eaten something he shouldn’t have.


But for plain old stomach upset that’s temporary, try the pumpkin cure. It can’t hurt your dog and will probably  help him feel better.


Pumpkin Dog Treats


Makes 25 treats

2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 eggs
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Whisk together the flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, salt and cinnamon in a bowl. Add water as needed to help make the dough workable, but the dough should be dry and stiff. Roll the dough into a 1/2-inch-thick roll. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces.
Bake in preheated oven until hard, about 40 minutes.



Recipe for Homemade Pumpkin Biscuits, from