Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Power
Minor digestive upset such as diarrhea occasional vomiting and constipation is not uncommon in dogs, and can be addressed by mixing pumpkin or cooked sweet potatoes into your dog’s food, says Marrinan. He suggests a large spoonful for big dogs and no more than a teaspoon for very small ones.
Pumpkin and sweet potato are packed with vitamins and fiber that support your dog’s gastrointestinal system. The fiber keeps the digestive system regular and can help get it back on track after a bout of either diarrhea or constipation, Marrinan says. These vegetables are also good sources of iron, potassium, magnesium, manganese, copper, zinc and antioxidants. If your dog’s vomiting, diarrhea or constipation does not clear up after 24 hours, you should seek veterinary treatment.