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Re: Getting dog to eat pumpkin and sweet potatoes

No reason he has to eat it. Just a couple of pounds overweight and I see lots of post about digs eating this. So I guess I just thought he NEEDED it. Will try all your suggestions. Thanks fir your help. 

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Re: Getting dog to eat pumpkin and sweet potatoes

I don't know about dogs, but I mix a bit with canned cat food for 2 of my cats. Third one won't eat it. I started giving it to my male because he had such bad diarrea. My mom heard about it on the news. Anyhow, after a couple weeks, it cleared up. I've been feeding them pumpkin for about 7 or 8 years now.

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Re: Getting dog to eat pumpkin and sweet potatoes


@Dkay wrote:

Why does your dog have to eat either one?   My dog happens to love both, but unless your vet recommended them for some reason,  I wouldn't worry about.  Some of the dog foods/treats out there now have sweet potatoes made into them.


 

@Dkay   It keeps a male's an-l glands clean.  If one has a dog groomed once a month, that is done at the groomer's, but I bathe mine, so I don't have to deal with them as long as he eats the yams/sweet potatoes, and he has been since a year old.

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Re: Getting dog to eat pumpkin and sweet potatoes

@gillsburg  Mix it with a jar of meat baby food.

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Re: Getting dog to eat pumpkin and sweet potatoes

Not one of my guys would go near it.

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Re: Getting dog to eat pumpkin and sweet potatoes

I buy organic pumpkin puree...it helps my older Maltese poop. Just maybe 1/4 teaspoon. When I cook for them, I'll add 1/2 can to about 1 lb ground meat with rice or Pasta...only doing that for Teaspoon. But lately she doesn't want it, so i had to add the pumpkin to her dog food...she seemed a little constipated, so pumpkin is helping.
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Re: Getting dog to eat pumpkin and sweet potatoes


@gillsburg wrote:

No reason he has to eat it. Just a couple of pounds overweight and I see lots of post about digs eating this. So I guess I just thought he NEEDED it. Will try all your suggestions. Thanks fir your help. 


If he's a couple of pounds overweight you can replace up to 1/2 of his food with green beans.  I don't think pumpkin helps them lose weight it just helps them with their poop. 

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Re: Getting dog to eat pumpkin and sweet potatoes

@gillsburg     I just put  the cannd pumpkin  on a spoon and my black lab just eats up the canned pumpkin.  I suppose just like people, dogs also have taste buds and do not like some foods.  Unless you can disguise it in some other yummy food... you may not be able to get him to eat it.  They do sell dog chewable that contain pumpkin so you may look into those.. they might be able to mask the flavor better of the pumpkin in the blend.   Here is on sold at petco that has turkey  added and other things to make it taste better.

 

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Re: Getting dog to eat pumpkin and sweet potatoes