Works for Me Wednesday: Help for Your Dog’s Upset Tummy

Posted on May 21, 2008 by Allie


My dog has an ear infection and is on antibiotics again.  Unfortunately, antibiotics upset his stomach and turn him into a stinky dog who needs to spend lots of time outside.  For this week’s Works for Me Wednesday, here’s a trick the vet taught me that has helped a lot.

Mix canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix, just plain pumpkin) into your dog’s food.  The extra fiber helps get him back to regular, and I believe the pumpkin also helps settle an upset stomach.  Plain yogurt or an appropriate dose of acidophilus helps too.  Start it on the same day you give the first dose of antibiotics for the best shot of avoiding tummy problems.

And of course, consult with your vet.

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  1. I was a practicing vet for 2 years before I became a SAHM, and I’d suggest the pumpkin thing all the time! And if worse comes to worse and Pup DOES develop an upset tummy, a meal of boiled chicken & rice (with no additives) helps calm things down a bit, too.

    May 21st, 2008 at 6:56 pm
    Comment by Jeni
  2. Hey Allie, a little late, but this week’s book posting is there!


    May 21st, 2008 at 9:15 pm
    Comment by erikka
  3. Oh, yeah! We’ve had to give my dogs canned pumpkin before, too! Any time they have tummy troubles. And they love it!

    May 21st, 2008 at 9:47 pm
    Comment by Angela
  4. I try to avoid antibiotics at all costs but if I do have to have them or the children do we eat loads of yoghurt.

    Yoghurt is a great thing – good for thrush too (except you don’t eat it then!)

    Hope the doggy is better soon!

    May 22nd, 2008 at 9:12 am
    Comment by Reluctant Blogger
  5. That’s great info to share! And it works!!!! I have IBS, and if I seem to scrounge anything with a preservative or artificial anything, I’ll get the big D. So Mum gives me yogurt and cottage cheese regularly, just in case! There is also a pill that Mum sometimes gives me, called Acytelator – has all the good bacteria stuff in a pill form.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Woofs, Johann

    May 23rd, 2008 at 10:29 am
    Comment by Johann
  6. I always used to take Acidophilius with antibiotics until the dr. pointed out to me that antibiotics will kill the acidophilus as well. During the course of antibiotics he recommended taking florastor and acidophilus after. Otherwise, it’s a waste of $

    September 1st, 2008 at 11:00 pm
    Comment by Heather

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