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Is your cat constipated?
Maybe you have noticed a change in your cat’s bowel movement habits. They haven’t gone for a while or they seem to be struggling at getting it to come out. If you really feel your cat could be constipated, try giving them a little pumpkin. You can purchase some canned pumpkin (I used Libby’s from the grocery store) and give them a little to eat alone or try mixing it with their food. It might take a few days or so to take affect.
You can store the leftover pumpkin in the refrigerator for approximately 3 days. If this helps your cat and then you still have leftovers, store the rest in the freezer until you need it again. It should be good in the freezer for approximately 3 months.
I only mentioned cats because that is what I have and that is what my vet had told me to do when she had constipation. I would assume this should work for dogs too. I also have seen canned pumpkin products out there just for pets.
Do you comb your cat? If you don’t you should?
Combing your cat has many benefits.
- It can minimize the amount your cat is licking up and consuming which in turn will help with hairballs.
- It helps take out dry skin (loose flakes- you don’t want to comb too hard)
- It helps keep your cat’s fur health and shiny
- It will help eliminate the amount of fur left around the house
- Combing your cat becomes a bonding time
I use the one pictured above which you can get at almost any Pet Store. It’s a little expensive but will last a lifetime and works great.
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