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Pumpkin how much? (Dosage)

pussiette

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How much plain boiled mashed cooked pumpkin do you add to food for a 5
1/2 month old and 7 mth old kitten with intermittent loose stools please?

Both have had faecal exams and one had a course of flagyl.

Changing the wet to dry food ratio helps greatly but still sometimes we are getting loose stools.

Is 100% perfect poos not achievable? And loose stools sometimes the norm with this breed?

Thank you.
 

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@pussiette ((hugs)) to the girls

We have nooo poo problems -.firm-dry food full time + a teaspoon of the warmed pumpkin or wet food (with a 1/8 teaspoon powdered now vitamin l-lysine mixed in ) every third day.

I do give them
dry treats throughout the day too and they are still firm.

Hoping for a poo purrfect day for the girls!
 

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@pussiette ((hugs)) to the girls

We have nooo poo problems -.firm-dry food full time + a teaspoon of the warmed pumpkin or wet food (with a 1/8 teaspoon powdered now vitamin l-lysine mixed in ) every third day.

I do give them
dry treats throughout the day too and they are still firm.

Hoping for a poo purrfect day for the girls!
(((Hugs to you and yours)))) @Yoda mom thank you

I'm interested to know if people give pumpkin every day or just to manage the flair ups??

Question is: do you give pumpkin everyday ?

It would be great to hear from everyone. Please write!

I started this morning with the usual morning meal and used organic Kent pumpkin two teaspoons mashed and blended through. I froze the rest in portions in zip lock bags.

I'm thinking of giving this for two more days in the morning and then see if it helps.

Does it work because of the fibre or vitamins ?
 

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Interested to hear if people use this as maintenance or just for flareups please post!
 

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People do it either way, You can give every day or just when there is a problem that needs firming up. I believe it is the fiber that helps the poo. It never worked for my guys.
Jinx and Archibald have totally normal poop! I feed science diet dry and wet. Mine cannot seem to handle any of the high quality, grain free foods, it gives them runny, stinky poop.
 

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How much plain boiled mashed cooked pumpkin do you add to food for a 5
1/2 month old and 7 mth old kitten with intermittent loose stools please?

Both have had faecal exams and one had a course of flagyl.

Changing the wet to dry food ratio helps greatly but still sometimes we are getting loose stools.

Is 100% perfect poos not achievable? And loose stools sometimes the norm with this breed?

Thank you.
A good amount of pumpkin (not the pie filler type) to start with is one tablespoon a day which can be mixed in the food. Too much pumpkin can have an adverse effect. You can always give your vet a call to verify. More important is being sure there are no underlying bugs like Giardia or other parasites.
 

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People do it either way, You can give every day or just when there is a problem that needs firming up. I believe it is the fiber that helps the poo. It never worked for my guys.
Jinx and Archibald have totally normal poop! I feed science diet dry and wet. Mine cannot seem to handle any of the high quality, grain free foods, it gives them runny, stinky poop.
Thanks is that hills science diet? Wet and dry? What blend please the vet mentioned hills but scared of the grains. Thanks !
 

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Thanks is that hills science diet? Wet and dry? What blend please the vet mentioned hills but scared of the grains. Thanks !
Yes it's Hills science diet, used to be the sensitive stomach variety but they changed it to something like skin and stomach I think. I use wet and dry.
I was always worried about the grains and fillers too, but those high protein, no grain "good" brands are just too rich for my guys tummies and keeps their poops runny.
This food was recommended first by my vet as being the closest to the prescription diet they sell. Then @admin said that it worked well for their sphynx too. So I gave it a try and it's been firm, normal poops ever since (unless they get into naughty treats) !
 
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