Constipation Remedies for Pets

Last Modified on Jul 04, 2014


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Pumpkin

Approval Ratings
YEA (21)
91%
NAY (1)
4%
WORKED TEMPORARILY (1)
4%

[YEA]  02/15/2009: Jay from Oklahoma City, OK: "Canned Pumpkin For Constipated a Dog: Phoebe, my 22 pound 3 year old dachshund basset mix had surgery for a herniated disc and was defecating fine until about a week after her operation. Last night I gave her a tablespoon of pumpkin and one more this morning with her food, and she took care of business about an hour after breakfast. Thanks for your website!"

[YEA]  02/01/2009: Jodie from Eau Claire, WI: "The pumpkin really works! Wow. Thanks so much for your suggestions on using pure pumpkin for clearing up pet constipation issues. My dog was spayed a few days ago, and hasn't been able to go to the bathroom since I brought her home. I fed her 1 tsp. of pumpkin with her dinner, and a few hours later, she was finally able to start going to the bathroom again. Thanks!"

[YEA]  01/26/2009: Sara from Albertville, Alabama: "Cat Constipation: Hi, I found this wonderful site searching for natural cure/treatment for Sjogrens disease. In cruising the site I found this section on pet treatments. I would like to tell everyone who has cats and feeds them dry food to give them a tablespoon of canned pumpkin 3/4 times a week to prevent feline constipation.NOT pumpkin pie filling-just plain old pumpkin. I lost a cat to this after surgery to remove the blockage. One cannot also feed them milk as this is not digestable."

[YEA]  11/29/2008: Jesse from Los Angeles, CA: "My dog loves to eat. He suffered constipation the day after our Thanksgiving party. i suspect someone tossed him a bone or beef BBQ. Last night was really hard for him. After reading your web site, i went to the local store and bought a canned pumpkin. This did the trick for him. I gave him 5-7 spoons every 4 hours. The next morning he was jumping and relieved.

Thanks for the information. You help save my wonderful dog and help me a trip to the vet."

[YEA]  10/16/2008: Pam from Smithsburg, MD, USA: "The pumpkin method also worked for my golden retriever, Lucy. I think at times she tends to overeat grass. The vet is the one who told me about the pumpkin so I felt it was a safe method. Now I have to really hide it in her food as she will not eat anything remotely related to fruits or vegetables concerning people food. Over her 2-1/2 years she has become a very picky eater for both dog and people food."

[YEA]  09/30/2008: TERESA from CLINTON, MS: "MY DOG WAS CONSTIPATED AFTER BEING OUTSIDE FOR AN OUT OF TOWN STAY, WHEN HE IS USE TO STAYING INSIDE. I THINK HE OVERATE THE GRASS. THE PUMPKIN WORKED GREAT, I GAVE HIM A SMALL AMOUNT IN A BOWL AND HE ATE IT FREELY AND THEN WE WENT ON A WALK. DURING THE WALK THE PROBLEM WAS TAKEN CARE OF AFTER TWO DAYS OF NO GOING TO THE BATHROOM. THANKS FOR THE ADVICE..."

[YEA]  09/03/2008: Silvia from Toronto, On, Canada: "My kitten was constipated but what worried me most was the gas. My kitten eats raw but I have no clue how to give her pumpkin so this is what I did: I shred the pumpkin and then I put it in the blender with melted butter and obtained a paste. She loves it, I just give her 1 teaspoon a day and after 2 days the pup is too soft so I have to stop it. Anyway, great remedy. Thanks"

[YEA]  07/05/2008: Shaun M. from Cottage Grove, MN: "Wow!! My dog was constipated due to recently being spayed. Gave her a tablespoon of pumpkin when we went to bed, woke up to lots of "treats"! Thanks"

[YEA]  02/25/2008: Estelle from Taylors, SC: "Canned pumpkin for dog's constipation. Tried the canned pumpkin and it worked like a charm on my little Chihuahua. Thanks for the information."

[YEA]  01/09/2008: Kris from Benton City, Washington: "I have used Pumpkin for constipation for my dog who suffers from chronic problems daily. Contrary to others beliefs. I give him a tablespoon every day. It works great! I also have another dog that has problems with diarrhea I also give him the same amount as it has fiber and works for both problems. This is a marvelous cure all. I am thirlled that I found this information on this site."

[YEA]  07/28/2007: Mary from Costa Mesa, CA: "My dog needed to see a Vet for constipation a few years back. He had to stay there for an enema, and it wasn't cheap. Today I recognized the signs and symptoms, Googled it, and found your Pumpkin remedy. He ate it willingly and it did the trick! I'm amazed and thankful."

[YEA]  05/14/2007: Cassie from North Vancouver, BC: "The most bland pumpkin filling really works to cure both constipation AND diarrhea in a dog any age. If I known that my 10 month old Berner puppy has gotten into something, I will actually give him a heaping tablespoon to push out the junk him faster and the end result being less "mess".

BEWARE, if you feed it to a dog too often it stops being effective."

[YEA]  04/25/2007: Lisa from Wichita Falls, Texas: "I have used the pumpkin for constipation in my dog.It really works!I just put the pumpkin in my dogs mouth and keep it closed until he swallows.Because he is not going to eat it if I put it in some other food.But it does work great!! I relly love the Earth Clinic site by the way!!"

[YEA]  04/19/2007: Ginny from Ashland, OR: "Pumpkin puree really works to cure constitpation. Thanks! Some antibiotics seem to create constipation and I used a couple teaspoons of pumpkin puree with piecies of cooked chicken to flavor it with each meal during the period of time they were on anitbiotics and my two mini dachsunds ate it with no problem and in a day were back to normal. I have shared this with others and appreciate you and your contributions greatly."

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[YEA]  02/23/2012: Happy from Somerset, Nj replies: "I never reply to these, but wanted to say thanks! This worked great for my dog."

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11/06/2011: Sebie from Friendswood, Texas, Usa: "My dog seems to be constipated she is not eating, but she is drinking and urinating. She is breathing heavy at times, walking slow, and her stomach tightens up with quivering knots. Can someone please help."

Replies
11/08/2011: Linda from Toronto, Ontario, Canada replies: "did she swallow something that is stuck in her stomach? I'd get her to a homeopathic vet a.s.a.p."
11/16/2011: Beth from Plainfield, Il replies: "TRY CANNED PUMPKIN MIXED WITH FOOD."


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