My Italian Greyhound suffered constantly with irritable bowel. It seemed at least 3-4 days a week he had diarrhea. He was miserable. I could hear his belly churning and felt so bad for him. I actually found this pumpkin tip on the internet and it's worth passing around to everyone who might have a dog who is having the same problem. All I added was about 1 teaspoon of canned pumpkin. Adjustments should be made according to the dog's weight. My dog weighs 19 pounds. Make sure you buy 100% pumpkin...NOT pie filling. It really was amazing to see a significant change in his daily "movement" so quickly. Like overnight, his system was right on track and he seemed so much happier. It's been over a year that he gets pumpkin in his dinner. I have to say a big thanks to the original "tipster" who added this info to a blog I was reading. So, pass this info on as it really will make a difference in your dog's life as well as your own. When doggy is happy, everybody is happy!!