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Cats and Pumpkin

Pumpkin is believed to be very good for cats. It is supposed to be great for helping prevent or to treat hairballs - it is low in calories and high in fibre. It is also purported to be good for treating diarrhea and/or constipation. I have been giving my cats pumpkin about once a week for over a year now. I am planning to increase their portion to twice a week.

 

When I do a new batch of pumpkin, I freeze it in ice cube trays. Once the pumpkin is frozen, I transfer it to plastic bags to help it stay fresh longer. Then I defrost a cube whenever I plan to feed the cats their pumpkin. I mix the pumpkin into their soft cat food that is their daily evening treat. At first the cats didn't care for it, but now they seem to not mind it and some of the cats even like it.

 

One other thing, if you try this be careful not to buy pumpkin pie mix. The cans look similar if you aren't paying attention and pie mix has sugar and other stuff in that is not so good for cats. I actually made this mistake recently and soon I will be baking up a nice pumpkin pie. I can't let it go to waste now, can I?

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Taken on June 15, 2012