If your cat is suffering from constipation, getting a quality bowl of pumpkin and canned pumpkin is one of the best ways to provide her with constant constipation relief. Even if your pet cat has a diet primarily made up of dry cat food, adding some canned pumpkin pie can provide her with moisture that is lacking in her current diet. Many cat foods contain only trace amounts of moisture, which can be detrimental to cats. Dry cat food is hard on the digestive tract over time and can lead to all sorts of health problems.
In addition to providing moisture, there are many other benefits to providing for the health of your pets through a little bit of fiber in their daily diet. Many cats are prone to hairballs. Hairballs occur when there is an improper balance of toxins in the digestive tract, causing the bowel to move too slowly. The result is that food particles can become trapped in the colon or in the rectum, and as they are released, they can become stuck and form hairballs. If you regularly give your pets fiber, this problem can be easily remedied without the risk of surgery.
One of the best ways to make sure your cat gets enough fiber and the requisite moisture is to introduce some pumpkin into the diet. Pumpkin is a well-known fiber source. It contains no calories and contains all the necessary nutrients for a cat to keep her digestive tract in good condition.
A similar but more aggravating type of constipation is feline diarrhea, also known as giardia. Giardia is a parasite that can cause both dehydration and serious complications in cats. In cats, it can be transmitted through contact with feces or secretions of the animal. As a result, it is often seen that the first signs of giardia infection are feline diarrhea, which often occurs after the ingestion of contaminated food. Giardia can also be transmitted through direct contact.
Feline diarrhea can be prevented by feeding your cat a good commercial dog food like canned pumpkin or even pumpkin puree. Commercial foods are usually free of preservatives and are often the best source of fiber. These products should be used sparingly because it can upset the stomachs of both dogs and cats alike. However, if the product is given to them daily, they should be able to digest it properly and get the necessary moisture. Similarly, if it is given as a constant supply of pumpkin supply, then it should not upset their stomachs.
Although it is difficult to treat constipation in cats, there are also home remedies that can help ease the symptoms and lead to improved bowel movements. Some of these include drinking lots of water to prevent dehydration and avoid frequent urination. Cats can also be given a homeopathic remedy called ‘Pax’ that contains cantharis, an herb that has been proven to improve both the frequency and magnitude of bowel movements of cats. Other remedies include using a ‘definitive’ diet, giving them lots of rest, and avoiding harsh pet products. If all else fails and your cat is in need of immediate medical care, try giving it an Ivermectin dosage two times a day. It’s been proven to reverse and prevent cat constipation.
In case you are wondering what a canned pumpkin is, it is basically a dried-out form of the pumpkin variety. It is usually mixed with some beef or chicken and processed into a protein supplement. This supplement is available at veterinary clinics as well as pet specialty stores.
Not only can pumpkin help your cat’s bowels move normally, but it is also very helpful in providing essential nutrients such as vitamins C, B, E, and D. It is also rich in fiber which promotes a healthy immune system, a strong digestive system, and a healthy coat. Apart, from providing your cat with essential nutrients, a canned pumpkin will also provide many other benefits. Cooking a pumpkin removes much of its volatile ingredients, which means that it is a healthier food for you and your cat. Furthermore, the fiber content helps to eliminate intestinal gas which, if left untreated, could lead to bloating, diarrhea, and indigestion. Canned pumpkin is easy to store and is widely available at your local pet stores as well as online retailers.