We have a 6-month-old Boston Terrier. We have noticed him eating his own stools, and read on the Internet that feeding him canned pumpkin would help prevent this. I have been giving him one teaspoon twice a day, and it seems to be helping. He weighs 9 pounds. Is this the right dose for a dog this size?
Yes, one teaspoon of canned pumpkin twice a day is the right dose for your 9-pound Boston Terrier. If you want to give him more, it’s safe since it’s only pumpkin. You can try a higher dose (1.5 teaspoons twice a day) for a few days and see how it goes.
Another method of preventing your dog from eating his stools is to purchase a product from your pet store that puts a bad taste in the stools (you’d think it already tastes bad!), and this will hopefully break his habit.
If possible, remove his stools from his access as soon as possible so he does not have the chance to eat them.