Pumpkin for cats with kidney disease properties and health benefits, pumpkin is generally very safe for dogs and cats, rich in fiber promotes digestive health, useful in case of constipation and diarrhea, rich in calcium, iron, zinc (vitamins A, C, and E), antioxidants.
Pumpkin has many beneficial properties, it is one of the foods that can be safely added to the diet of pets; Here are some good rules:
COSA IMPARERAI DA QUESTO ARTICOLO
- 1 Can Dogs Eat Pumpkin? cooked or raw dog pumpkin
- 1.1 Can the cat eat pumpkin?
- 1.2 For diarrhea
- 1.3 For constipation
- 1.4 For weight loss
- 1.5 Pumpkin and Vitamins
- 1.6 Pumpkin and potassium
- 1.7 Preparation:
- 2 Pumpkin for cats with kidney disease
Can Dogs Eat Pumpkin? cooked or raw dog pumpkin
yes but only if cooked, do not offer raw pumpkin!
- Raw squash is tough, stringy and not very tasty
- For an elderly cat or kitten it can be dangerous to chew or swallow, left at room temperature it develops bacteria.
- Raw pumpkin is more suitable as a food to be added preferably cut into julienne strips (thin fillets and max 4 cm in length) to the dog’s diet, your veterinarian will provide you with information on this.
- It is forbidden to offer it with the addition of salt, spices or, worse still, sugar
- Do not offer Halloween pumpkin leftovers , once the pumpkin is carved it produces bacteria and mold.
- Use only puree purchased organically or made at home.
Pumpkin in case of diarrhea and constipation
Before adding it to the diet to treat diarrhea or constipation , it is always mandatory to contact the veterinarian, diarrhea has even serious causes; always discuss with the veterinarian for the quantity to add to the diet because the dose varies according to the weight of the animal.
Only use puree that is purchased organically or made at home.
Can the cat eat pumpkin?
For my 18-year-old mate, in the last years of her illness – chronic kidney failure (CKD), I cooked the cream of chicken, egg white and pumpkin on a daily basis.
THIS diet helped her to maintain good hydration, in fact pumpkin is rich in water, facilitates intestinal transit and helps in case of chronic constipation.
If you do not have time or desire to prepare the recipe, I recommend the pet food with pumpkin for cats and dogs
Why is it so important in case of diarrhea or constipation?
There is a lot of talk about fiber and its importance but many are unaware that fiber can help treat both diarrhea and constipation. Raw seed flour is a true concentrate of vegetable proteins to be added to pet-food or home-cooked food to counteract constipation.
The fiber contained in the pumpkin absorbs excess fluids and helps firm the stool in a very natural way.
Fiber helps stimulate bowel movements.
For weight loss
Fiber also can aid in weight loss as fiber makes you full!
Pumpkin and Vitamins
Contains vitamins A and C powerful antioxidants, one cup contains at least 11 mg of Vitamin C, a vital substance for its antioxidant properties and for supporting the immune system.
Pumpkin and potassium
Contains about 200 mg of potassium per 100 gr.
If your friend has a high potassium value and you don’t want to give up the pumpkin, use this little trick, cook the pumpkin in plenty of water, drain it well and repeat the operation a second time, this will allow you to eliminate a greater quantity. potassium!
Pumpkin puree against the formation of hairballs/whipworms
Adding pumpkin puree to your cat’s pet food helps prevent hairballs from forming.
Which pumpkin to buy and how to cook it for the dog and cat
Avoid buying pumpkin-based baby food, as baby preparations usually contain other ingredients that are not suitable for the diet of dogs and cats.
WHAT The BEST OPPORTUNITY IN HALLOWEEN, pumpkin in a bowl!
Buy the pumpkin, clean it and cut it into small cubes and freeze. Defrost when needed and cook in boiling water for about 15 minutes, it can be kept in the fridge for 2 days. Alternatively, you can buy it already frozen in cubes.
Pumpkin seeds are worms for dogs and cats to add to your meal!
Elimination of parasites
Pumpkin seeds are an excellent remedy for eliminating intestinal worms in dogs and cats, thanks to the cucurbit (anthelmintic), an amino acid that paralyzes the worm and causes it to detach from the intestinal wall. ( Tapeworm )
The properties of pumpkin seeds, benefits, and properties
- Anthelmintic property
- Excellent source of zinc and trace minerals for the well-being of skin and hair
- Rich in essential fatty acids
Grind the seeds into a very fine powder with a food processor or buy the powder directly. Add the seeds or powder to the pet food.
A gummy snack for the dog
If you want to offer a “Crunch” snack, try toasting some pumpkin seeds, if you like toasted pumpkin seeds, they will like them too!
Do you need a quick recipe?
Arrange the pumpkin seeds in a non-stick pan + parchment paper and bake at 350 degrees for about 5-10 minutes, let cool and serve! Roasted seeds can be stored for a long time in an airtight container
Canis Plus Vermprevet – Dewormer for Dogs – Herbal blend for the prevention of intestinal parasites
Vermprevet is the herbal prophylaxis against tapeworms, roundworms, pinworms, strongyloids, and nematodes – and makes colonization in the intestine difficult.
This natural blend of herbs and nutrients helps to create an intestinal environment that fights worms: in fact, coconut, carrot granules, essential oil of oregano, thyme and walnut leaves contained in it exert a preventive action against parasitic infestations of the intestine.
Pumpkin for cats with kidney disease
Recipe for cats with renal insufficiency: Cream of chicken with egg white and pumpkin
Recipe for cat with renal insufficiency: I share with you this porridge that I have structured especially for my cat … with chicken, egg white and PUMPKIN, about 3 Meals. It can be kept in the fridge for about 2 days.
For cats with difficulty chewing, with stomatitis. Pumpkin helps in case of diarrhea or constipation, you can read all the properties in the special article PUMPKIN for dogs and cats, Beneficial properties!
Ingredients for 3 meals
- about 100 gr of chicken breast
- 1 cooked egg white
- 60 gr of yellow pumpkin or puree bought ready-made (pay attention to the possible presence of onion, garlic)
- 30 gr of cooked black rice (optional)
- Supplement for cooked food such as the Vet Integra specific for adult cats or the version for cats with chronic renal failure.
Griddle the chicken breast
Cook the egg, use only the cooked egg white
Cook the pumpkin cubes in boiling water for 15 minutes and separate the rice which must be very cooked (rinse the rice under running water with a colander after cooking)
First put the pumpkin in the blender and blend until a puree is obtained, blend the rice separately, which must be without lumps
Store the pumpkin puree and rice in separate containers and refrigerate
Blend the chicken by adding 20/30 ml or more of water preferably Fiuggi, blend until you get the consistency of a cream.
Store the chicken cream in an airtight container and place in the fridge
Blend the egg white by adding water until you get a cream
Store the cream of egg white in an airtight container and place in the fridge
For the baby food, take about a tablespoon or more of each food and mix, I advise you to cool a few seconds in the microwave and then add supplements (the food must not be hot).