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How can I get my cat to eat pumpkin?

post #1 of 8
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Supposed to feed her a T-spoon of pumpkin a day, and she doesn't like it. I've tried mixing it food, and she licks at the food a bit, but if she's getting any, it's sure not a Tablespoon. Any tricks or suggestions to get her to eat it will be appreciated (fyi, she's a dainty eater. I give her 1/2 of a small can of food and she eats maybe 1/4 - 1/2 of that, 3 or 4 times a day).
post #2 of 8
Mine like it warm with a little bit of butter on it - maybe that's worth a try.
post #3 of 8
Are you mixing it with dry or wet food? When I feed Gizmo pumpkin he wouldn't eat it with his dry food so I had to mix it with his canned food, then put in the microwave for a few seconds. It took a couple days but eventually this method worked.
post #4 of 8
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I'm warming it a bit and putting it in her wet food. I just gave her a bowl and she sniffed and sniffed and sniffed, then ate a little bit. When she was done, I looked at the bowl, and it looked like she found a small area where the pumpkin didn't get mixed in.

While I'm on the subject of pumpkin - how long does it stay good after you open a can? (in the fridge of course).
post #5 of 8
What is the pumpkin for?
post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by gailuvscats View Post
What is the pumpkin for?
Digestion. Oddly enough, it helps for both diarrhea and constipation.

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Originally Posted by Misty8723
While I'm on the subject of pumpkin - how long does it stay good after you open a can? (in the fridge of course).
It should be okay for a day or two in a container with a lid (glass or plastic).
post #7 of 8
Hi, I know it sounds funny,but if you smear it in her fur around her tush SHE WILL EAT IT!I've had so many exotics,it takes tricks sometimes..Good luck,Jason
post #8 of 8
why don't you try plain or vanilla yogurt instead? just a tsp. it does the same exact thing and cats tend to like yogurt better then pumpkin.
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