Thursday, May 9, 2013

Can Pumpkin Help A Dog or Cat with Diarrhea?

If your cat or dog gets occassional loose stool or has any type of digestive problems, a small amount of canned pumpkin mixed into the food can really help. Pumpkin is high in fiber and helps regulate the natural wave action of the intestinal tract. It is also a good source of natural Vitamin A and antioxidants. Some pet owners have become frustrated because their pets wouldn't eat it, but this is often because the pumpkin was given by itself. For finicky pets, start with a dash mixed well into the food and increase slowly. Too much pumpkin can have a laxative effect so limit to 1/4 to 1 teaspoon per meal depending upon the size of your pet.

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