Follow up on the Interview with Dudley Beagle

Just to follow up on the “Interview of Dudley Beagle in Jupiter, FL” blog on bulk foods. I was asked by a reader:  “What are bulk foods?”  Bulk foods mean that the food is high in fiber. Therefore, when a dog eats foods that have a lot of fiber, fiber expands in the belly so the dog fills up faster and the dog does not have to consume so much food.  Hence, eating less over time, the dog will lose weight.   Some examples of bulk foods that are high in fiber are green beans (canned or raw)  and canned Pumpkin.   We prefer organic because you get the full nutrients and they don’t contain pesticides.  

I was asked by another reader:  Does the high fiber/bulk foods apply only to Beagles?  The answer is no!  Any dog can eat green beans and pumpkin.  However, the breeds that are prone to gain weight are Beagles, Labs, Jack Russells, Chihuahua, Dachshunds, Golden Retrievers, Rottweilers, Bassett Hounds, Boxers, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Boxer, and Bulldog.  To read more go to  The Top 10 breeds Most Likely to Gain Weight.

The Next Question is how much to give?

With green beans you add about ¼ can or more, and you can either microwave them about ten seconds in a ceramic bowl or you can give them fresh out of the can and add as a topper to their kibble.  With pumpkin, you can give a tablespoon.  They will love it!

Another benefit of pumpkin is, it is good for their digestion.  If your dog has a slightly loose stool or diarrhea, pumpkin can bulk up their stool.  Meaning, it will make the stool more formed.  You can also give it as a treat to promote healthy digestion.

And, on a side note, if you want to make a treat for your dog, you can even mix pumpkin and goat’s milk yogurt and either scoop them in an ice tray or a bowl to freeze in the freezer and your dog would be so delighted to have a frozen doggy ice cream.  Why not give it a try!

And, lastly, you want to read about a happy beagle who loves his green beans and pumpkin, visit,

Below I have also attached two great articles relating to the benefits of Pumpkin and Green Beans for your dog: 

We recommend Whole Foods 365 Organic No Salt Green Beans 

For Pumpkin, we recommend Trader Joe’s Organic Pumpkin or Whole Foods Organic Pumpkin

Enjoy the process!  We want to hear your feedback on how these bulk or high fiber foods are benefitting your precious treasures!

An Interview with Dudley Beagle in Jupiter, FL

Dudley Beagle enjoying his dog walk in Jupiter, FL

Dudley Beagle on his walk!

What a handsome beagle he is!

This happy boy just had some carrots and green beans!

Yes, June, where is my treat?


   Enjoy the interview!

Q        Dudley, what is your favorite food?     

A        You know I am a beagle, I love everything I can get my hands on! 

But I love my green beans and pumpkin as these are bulk foods and keep my tummy full so I don’t get fat!

Q       What are my favorite treats? 

A        Love pumpkin, pineapple and carrots.

Q       Tell us about your Thanksgiving. 

A       Well, pet sitter June stays over at my house and spoils me with lots of love, treats,  long walks, and games.   Love her!

Q       What games does she play?    

A       One game she plays is hide the treat.  She puts the treats in different places in both the backyard and in the house. When they are all placed, she says, “Dudley, go, on your hunt!”  So, I put my nose to the ground and I find them.  I always look forward to this game!  It is so much fun hunting, having all those scents to look forward to.  And yes, I get lots of treats too!  Ha! Ha!

Q       What are your favorite activities?

A        You know I am a beagle, so I love to hunt, put my nose to the ground.  But love to walk with my Dad everyday!  We take lots of long walks; love them!

Q         What would be your perfect day?

A          That is easy, that it would be raining Beagles!  Having lots of scents around so I could put my nose to the ground and find a prize!

Q         Dudley, what is the lesson of this interview?

A.        I am so grateful that my Dad takes me on long walks and feeds me well, so I stay healthy and lean.  And yes, my Dad stays healthy too by those long walks on beautiful Tequesta Drive.