The litter box does not lie. Instead of firm stool, you discover hard stool when you scoop. While loose stools in your cat sometimes are typical, you may typically cure the issue in a few days by simply adding canned pumpkin to its diet.
Diarrhea, or the passage of regular soft or watery faeces, may be caused by a variety of factors in adult cats, including ingesting anything that upsets the stomach (commonly known as “trash gut”), a rapid change in food, antibiotic usage, or parasites. It’s nature’s method of cleaning up after itself. If diarrhoea persists after a few days, contact a veterinarian since there may be a more severe underlying problem.
Pumpkin’s Health Benefits
Pumpkin is a squash that resembles a gourd and is rich in vitamin A, potassium, and fibre. Fibre, to be sure — but for loose stools? Despite fiber’s well-deserved reputation for easing constipation, the readily digested fibre in plain, unsweetened canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling) cures feline diarrhoea efficiently. Because canned pumpkin includes soluble fibre, it aids in the absorption of excess water in the intestine, firming up your cat’s stool.
How to Use It
Simply get a simple, puréed canned pumpkin from your local supermarket. Pie filling is not the same as simple pureed pumpkin: canned pumpkin pie filling includes sugar, which is bad for your cat. At each meal, add a teaspoon or tablespoon to your cat’s food — moist is ideal, but dry will suffice. Cats generally like the flavour, but if yours does not, squash may be used instead.
When To See The Veterinarian
Within 24 to 48 hours of adding pumpkin to your cat’s food, you should see a firming up of his faeces. Continue to eat pumpkin until your stools return to normal, then return to your usual diet. If your stools grow lighter or even orangish, don’t be worried. However, if your cat’s diarrhoea persists, you should take him to the veterinarian. Diarrhea may not only dehydrate your cat, but it can also be a sign of a more severe illness.