Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Canned Pumpkin for Cat Diarrhea

We have been very concerned lately about little Briar. He has had runny diarrhea for the past couple of weeks. He’s had all kinds of tests plus a fecal culture. We tried giving him organic yogurt to add good bacteria to his tummy as per the vet’s instructions. It didn’t work for him. In desperation, I searched the web and found this wonderful group for cats with inflammatory bowel disease. Their first recommendation was to start adding Libby’s canned pumpkin (not pie filling) to his diet. He loves it, especially if we spoon feed him. I think he really enjoys the extra attention. Anyway, he’s been eating it for three days and his poopies are nearly normal! YAY!

3 comments:

Frances said...

I'm pleased briar is getting better, it's all to keep you humans on your toes....
I like the Assisi work you have been doing,
take care Frances

Allison Ann Aller said...

This is amazing!
So glad your kitty is feeling better.

bluemoonart said...

My cat gets that once in a while. Our vet gave her slippery elm which you can get in a health food store. You break the capsule open and add some to their food. It does work but I can't always get her to eat it now. As long as I keep her on the same old food she seems OK too. A change in diet is never good for her sensitive tummy. It's good to know about the canned pumpkin. I'll try that next time!