I added 1 and 1/2 cups of pumpkin to my 5 month toy poodle’s beef…

I added 1 and 1/2 cups of pumpkin to my 5 month toy poodle’s beef soup (the soup should last one week) then I found out that too much pumpkin is dangerous. Can I still give this soup to her?

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Christina Chambreau
5 years ago

do not waste the soup. Freeze it in several containers.  If you do not have containers, save 1/2C for this week and you make the rest of the soup into a meal for you and your family.  Mix 1 teaspoon of it with some nice raw meat and watch the stool. As amlee said, if the stool becomes hard, back off on the pumpkin.  I feel that feeding fresh food is the best. We do not buy canned “people food” and eat the exact same ingredients every meal. We eat a variety of foods. You do need, as Dr. Krista… Read more »

Kasey Litt
5 years ago

What the pumpkin does is expands the waste so it’s a little more solid as it moves out through the anus thus helping the dog to expel any build up in their anal glands.  My vet told me 1/4 cup in each meal for my 55 lb BosJin Fieloxer (aka mixed breed) so depending on the weight of your baby and the amount you feed her it may be ok.  If you see her struggling and straining to poop I would discontinue immediately.

Amlee Roundfield
5 years ago

Too much of a good thing . . . I’ve only given a small mixed in food.