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Old 10-21-2018, 08:06 PM United States
einstein einstein is offline
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Default How much pumpkin is safe?


Does anyone know how much unsweetened canned pumpkin is safe mixed with critical care? Can I do 50/50?

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Old 10-21-2018, 10:35 PM Canada
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This is an old thread, feel free to browse it maybe you will be able to find what you are looking for.
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Old 10-22-2018, 12:21 PM Canada
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I would think 50/50 mix is too much, unless you are adding it because the chin needs it (constipated or has diarrhea). Otherwise it should just be a little bit added, just enough to add flavor.
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Old 10-22-2018, 12:30 PM United States
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Thanks. I figured out that there are certain times he doesn't want to eat and there's not much I can do as an incentive. I tried dipping the end of a critical care only syringe in pumpkin and he refused it. I figured he would lick the end off at least.

I wrapped him up and although got some down, after awhile he just refused and stopped swallowing/chewing.

Other times, he gladly accepts about 15cc in a sitting.

His weight was 623 ten days ago, 600s most of last week, and we were at 592 this morning, 585 this afternoon. Got a new vet appointment this evening but after a bad reaction last week to being put under, not sure we can do it again so soon.
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Old 10-25-2018, 08:47 AM
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I would only add a small teaspoon or less to my 30ml cc mixture
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