Help for Cat Constipation and Diarrhea
Eliminate Visits to the Vet
You want your furry family to be healthy.
Ever felt liked you failed them?
You are not alone.
Our pets can’t tell us we are making them ill. Even if they could, we might not understand what’s causing the problem.
We hear many times; prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Constipation and Diarrhea
So how do you prevent those two ailments and what causes them?
My two cats have different reactions to foods. One with a runny nose and water eyes. The other with a hacking cough. Both fed the same food.
My previous cat had an extreme allergy to dairy products. After many bouts of diarrhea and constipation, I figured it out. But one drug for each ailment was a challenge. Timing and dosage remained an out of balanced solution. (more on Molly)
With Lily and Lucy, I’ve had hits and misses on their health.
Final decision; stop giving them food from our plates.
Occasionally they get one tiny lick and I mean tiny.
Many of our foods are not suitable for cats. Such as garlic, onions, chives, hidden in our entrees which cats gravitate by smell, to our delicious dinners.
No meatloaf, no chicken, shrimp, or salmon cooked in sauces. Those extra add-ons we love to make a boring diet more palatable can be deadly for our littlest members of our clan.
It is so easy to upset their digestive tract. Can’t fault them for craving what we are eating. They can be persistent if the aroma is irresistible.
The Turning Point on Cat Healthcare
Waiting days to see a vet when your cat is very sick is heartbreaking. Those extreme waits were typical in the summer of 2022. Advice for home care was not helpful.
Had to make some real hard decisions. Their health had to take top priority.
Changes were needed even if the cats were reluctant.
Since the implemented plan, they have not been ill. No diarrhea and no constipation. No peeing or pooping on the bed, a big plus for me! They are both happy and symptom free. More energy to run, play, and get into trouble.
Got issues now? Use Pumpkin.
Plain canned pumpkin helps with both diarrhea and constipation.
Even if not afflicted with issues, pumpkin is rich in fiber.
They enjoy eating the bland pumpkin. It doesn’t contain much flavor, so quite surprising.
Pumpkin is not on their daily menu since they don’t have any issues. At times I open a can of pumpkin. I freeze it in small quantities. And feed them a teaspoon or two for breakfast.
Nice thing about pumpkin helping with both constipation and diarrhea. They can eat it when they don’t have any problems.
I feed them a quarter of a teaspoon of olive oil once a day with their Solid Gold vitamin mix. Eliminates itchy skin and their hair loss is at a normal range.
Don’t want to see my cats sick. Constant search to figure the best way to keep them healthy. Main goal is to prevent giving them drugs, when something as simple as olive oil and pumpkin will work.
• Have you ever tried pumpkin for diarrhea or constipation in your cat?
• Would you rather give your cat an alternative to drugs?
• Were you aware that cats like canned pumpkin and that it’s healthy for them?
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