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Pumpkin for dogs with anemia?
I recently purchased a dog that has had some kind of blood problem. She's been to the vet and he said that she has anemia and that there is a vitamin called vitamin B12 that can be used to help with that. The vet has told us to feed her pumpkin, not sure if this is the best thing to do but the dog loves pumpkin. Is there something that we should feed her that would help her out a bit more with the anemia or is pumpkin just a way to get more calories into the dog's system.
I'm pretty sure she has anemia and will get worse if no treatment is done. She's also going to have a blood test done in the next month and will be getting a liver test as well.
Is pumpkin a good source of B12? And is this something that should be done asap?
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Welcome to the forum, I had the same problem with my puppy. It's very easy to treat anemia with pumpkin. She'll love it too. I feed a cup of pumpkin a day and my puppy has improved tremendously. The next step in your puppy's treatment is to do a vitamin and iron test. Make sure to post the results! I hope you are doing great, the best thing you could do is keep your puppy in a good health.
Thanks for the replies everyone, we just got home from the vet and she has had a blood test. Unfortunately the results came back with a low white count, BUN of 36, sodium of 119, potassium of 3, iron of 2.6, calcium of 8.2 and phosphorous of 7.6. I guess we have a little more work to do in the form of a vitamin and iron shot. I know that she is going to be fine in the long run but we want to do whatever we can to help her now as well. I think that the pumpkin was a good idea but we'll wait to see how she reacts.
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