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1) Is the canned food new to him or something you feed regularly? 2) How was the pumpkin offered? Mixed into something or fed straight? 3) Can you tell me more about the constipation concerns? Is he passing soft stool? hard clumps?
It sounds like the canned food may have caused the vomiting. That said, if he's constipated and not wanting to eat this can also be connected. I can give you some steps to try at home, but if this does not improve rapidly or the vomiting persists, you're going to need to have him treated by your vet.If the pumpkin did not work, you can mix flavor-free Metamucil into his diet. I would try to use at least 1 tsp per meal that you feed him: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Metamucil-Smooth-Texture-Sugar-Free-Unflavored-114-Each/684409466?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=1150&adid=22222222227076954694&wmlspartner=wmtlabs&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=189686981509&wl4=pla-294243419934&wl5=9026248&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=112549851&wl11=online&wl12=684409466&wl13=&veh=semSince he's been willing to eat the canned food, try a few tsp at a time to start. I would also consider using
a bland diet. To make this, you’ll combine white or brown rice, boneless, skinless chicken breast and sufficient water for cooking in a stock pot. Boil on medium until it turns to mush and the breast is easily flaked. To avoid more nausea, start with small amounts to begin with and offer the amount every 2-4 hours. A few teaspoons to start is typically sufficient and you can work your way up every 2-4 hours in incremental increases until you’re sure no vomiting will be seen. If your companion requires a more palatable food, try adding in pureed baby food in chicken, turkey and similar flavors. Avoid those that contain onion or garlic in the ingredient panel. Work up to feeding exclusively until at least 3 days following the resolution of the GI upset. After this, work on slowly switching back to the regular food that your companion typically eats.
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