If you've opened a can of 100% pumpkin and put it in a plastic container with a lid, how long would it then stay good in the refrigerator?
As I've mentioned on a couple of other threads, I began making my dog's food a couple of months ago when her prescription food was recalled. She initially had some very soft stools, so the vet recommended adding a tablespoon of pumpkin to each meal as it's a binder. So H picked up a large can and after we went through over half of it, she had a minor setback. I wondered if the pumpkin had maybe gone bad, so I threw it out and we started buying smaller cans. This last can was opened just over a week ago, and again, kept in a plastic container with a lid. Yesterday my dog threw up the meal she'd eaten eight hours later, then began to have diarrhea, which lasted all night long. I called the vet this morning and am waiting for her to call me back, but one of the questions the receptionist had for me was, had her diet changed recently. I told her no, then started thinking about the pumpkin after I got off of the phone with her. When the vet calls me back I will mention the length of time we kept the last batch in the container, but I'd like to know (for future purposes) how long each new opened can should last without worrying.