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Where to buy canned pumpkin

October 29th, 2005, 11:14 AM
I've seen a few threads about giving dogs canned pumpkin to firm up the poo, and I would like to try this with Kayla. Problem is I can't find it! You aren't supposed to get the pie filling, right? So where do people get unsweetened canned pumpkin? I've never seen it before, what section is it in? With other canned veggies or with the pie stuff? Which stores have it? Thanks!

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jesse's mommy
October 29th, 2005, 11:15 AM
Baking Aisle. Aisle 6.

Just kidding!

If it's not in the regular grocery store, what about a health/natural foods store?

Lucky Rescue
October 29th, 2005, 11:27 AM
You'll find it in grocery stores in Montreal. Yes, make sure it's pure pumpkin and not pie filling.

I got some in the baking aisle of Provigo.

October 29th, 2005, 11:32 AM
Ok I'll try the baking aisle at the IGA near me, I didn't see it at the Maxi. If not I'll head to the Provigo and stock up. Thanks!

June 27th, 2008, 02:34 PM
Plain canned pumpkin works for my Chihuahua's and since I don't like having to throw the rest of the can away, I put the rest in a ice cube tray and freeze it. That way I dont have to run out and get another can. Just a cube..

June 27th, 2008, 02:35 PM
I found it in Loblaws in the baking section right beside the pie filling cans.

June 27th, 2008, 02:39 PM
Okay, this thread is almost three years old but I always find the plain canned pumpkin in the canned veggies aisle at the supermarkets here. :)

June 27th, 2008, 04:42 PM
At Metro, it's in the produce section. Go figure.

June 27th, 2008, 06:45 PM
E.D.Smith canned pumpkin - 100% pure pumpkin.

June 27th, 2008, 08:08 PM
Yep that is where I found it. If you just can't find it you could try feeding a bit of white rice instead, that works to harden poops up too. I don't know how big your dog is so I can't say how much, but I"m sure common sense could be used. Another way you could go is squash.. I am not 100% sure on that one ( I Know the rice will work) but baby food squash could or might provide you with the same result and it's a much smaller jar.

June 27th, 2008, 09:00 PM
E.D.Smith canned pumpkin - 100% pure pumpkin.

I can't find it anymore around here :wall: I think I bought all they had :laughing:

June 28th, 2008, 08:26 AM
I just bake butternut squash in the oven :o. It has the same effect.

May 17th, 2012, 01:34 PM
Canned pumpkin can be found in Montreal at Maxi et Cie .
The one we purchased at is:
4325 Jean Talon E St-Léonard
(514) 727-3771

The brand we bought is E.D. SMITH Pure Pumpkin (100% pumpkin). It came in a 796 ml can and the price was $4.49

May 18th, 2012, 08:41 AM
Just to note, you CAN use the stuff sold as pie filling. Only make sure it's the kind where you add all your own spices and extra ingredients. It's outrageous what they price that at when you can buy squash or pumpkin and cook your own. The can does save a little work though.

May 18th, 2012, 10:51 AM
Does squash work as well as pumpkin?
Because actual pumpkins are near impossible to find except for around Halloween time.

May 18th, 2012, 04:49 PM
Yep, butternut squash works well, too. It doesn't keep too well in the refrigerator (which isn't a problem here cuz the Pack finishes it off in two days) but I think you can freeze the cooked squash in 'portions' and thaw for use as you need it.

May 19th, 2012, 01:06 PM
Forget the pumpkin.

I have used it before and it does work, however it works just by adding more fiber into the poop, doesn't really help the situation.
What actually works much better, faster, and helps with the cause of the runs is slippery elm. You can pick it up at most health food stores and it works like an anti-inflammatory on the dog's gut. It solves the runs and soothes their tummy, it works much much faster then pumpkin, usually within one dose and actually begins to help the gut heel.