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Firming up poo!

Discussion in 'Dog Food and Diet' started by arealhuman, Jul 15, 2019 at 7:20 AM.

  1. arealhuman

    arealhuman Well-Known Member Registered

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    Just a quick question - I'm sure I read on here many moons ago that pumpkin can help firm up poo a bit (dogs, not mine :eek:). Did I dream it? Have I got the wrong food?

    I need to firm up Jimbo's poos a bit, vet suggested adding Weetabix now and then, but I'm sure I read something on here but can't find it now.

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Kara 1

    Kara 1 Well-Known Member Registered

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    I use butternut squash and bonios are great for firming poos up ;)
     
  3. Whippylove

    Whippylove Well-Known Member Registered

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    I use pumpkin on my boy's to help them when their poo is soft and it works great, just make sure if you buy it in a tin it's pure pumpkin and not pumpkin pie.
     
  4. JoanneF

    JoanneF Well-Known Member Registered

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    Just a small amount to firm up poo. A generous amount helps shift constipation.
     
  5. JudyN

    JudyN Well-Known Member Registered

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    I'd look at what you're feeding him in general as well - are his poos loose because his regular food doesn't suit him?
     
  6. Mad Murphy

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    Ive heard pumpkin as well .. However since changing to 100% raw we have no need of any poo cures.
    Murphys problems seemed to have been cured, no runny poo no itching. George has no flaky skin and a lot more muscle tone and small poo too.
     
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    How fantastic @Mad Murphy, that's really good news. :D:D
     
  8. Mad Murphy

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    It is for Murphy and our wallets.. The vet had suggested allergy testing at between 500-700euro.
    Not just a shock for the wallet but Murphy does not like strangers so it would have been awful for him too.
    We had apoquel for his itching at €30 a month, now he only needs a tablet when the grass is mowed. We had tried the vet diet at eye watering prices and zero effect so raw is an absoloute godsend.
    George looked fine but had a coat with more dandruff than a snowglobe now there is nothing.
    And we have gone from bouts of liquid poo to poo more like owl pellets. Plus very happy dogs..
     
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    Butternut squash and sweet potato work well too.
     
  10. arealhuman

    arealhuman Well-Known Member Registered

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    Thanks all for the replies! :)
     

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