Aby-a-Day – January 29: It’s the Great Pumpkin, Jacoby!

Jacoby has chronic diarrhea that flares up on occasion. The vet knows about it; he’s healthy otherwise and I’ve been adding Bene-Bac powder to his food for over a year. Still, I figure it can’t be pleasant for him to have the squirts, so lately I’ve started adding some canned pumpkin to his food as well.


What I didn’t really expect, though, was that he’d actually like it.


And he doesn’t just like it…he licks it out of the can!


If I hadn’t witnessed it with my own eyes (and iPhone), I don’t think I’d have believed it.

3 thoughts on “Aby-a-Day – January 29: It’s the Great Pumpkin, Jacoby!

  1. In the fall, I buy fresh whole pumpkins from the local farmstands and steam them and freeze the meat. When I am cooking it, I will often take chunks after they are cooked and cooled but before they are pureed and offer it to the cats. Lily and Snowy will eat it from my hand. Thing sniffs and licks a bit, PeeGee hates it and Tuna sniffs it and makes her yucky face at it.

    Lily gets pumpkin every day in her food.

    When I open a can, I split it up into baggies and freeze it. Each baggy is usually good for about three days worth. An open can often would spoil before I used it all so freezing it, I have less waste.


  2. One of our Abyssinian is experiencing a long bout this round of chronic diarrhea. How is the Bene-bac working – the pumpkin makes sense – as its a fiber. I have been putting fiber in the food and usually works – but hasn’t.


    1. It seems to help. I don’t watch his every (bowel) movement, but when I do see him going, he seems to be much less “runny” when he’s on a probiotic. They all get it, and they’re mostly all solid these days.


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