I’m sure that many of you know how wondrous pumpkin is when it comes to our dogs. If they have the trots, pumpkin can firm that sh&t right up. If they are constipated, boom, pumpkin fixes that too. I don’t know how it works but it’s a canine digestive super food.
It does something else too. For those of
us you OK fine, us, that have a dog that likes to…eat their poop (why people? I mean seriously, why? I read the same things you do that says eating poop is different to dogs than humans view it… uh, gag). I digress, where was I? Oh right, if your dog loves the taste of crap, adding pumpkin to their diet will make their own poop taste disgusting (more disgusting ?) and they won’t eat it. Now they might still eat the delicious poop of the dog next door if that dog does not eat pumpkin, can’t help you there.
I’m not a doctor (officially), speak to your vet about this stuff but here is how it works for us. Jake gets a heaping teaspoon with every meal, and he has not eaten his own poop since we started this. Amen. Melvin, who happens to be allergic to pumpkin (of course he is) still gets a little in his meals also. Melvin has colitis. The treatment for his colitis is to take Metronizonale (which negatively affects his liver). Pumpkin does the same thing and the side effect is a little itching. Liver damage trumps itching so I opt for pumpkin (just one of the many decisions I have to make on his behalf but I feel really good about this one).
Also, when you run into an issue with…stubborn diarrhea (yeah, I just got chills too), Honest Kitchen makes an AWESOME product call Perfect Form. It’s all natural, a powder, and you sprinkle it on their food for a few days and boom, issue resolved. Of course that is if the poop issue is dietary indiscretion, some poop issues are much more serious and you should always see your vet if it last for more than a few potty breaks. (seriously take my advice with a grain of salt, your vet always knows best).