[SCA-AE] OT: iso canned pumpkin
hjholmes at gmail.com
Sat Jul 24 09:07:40 EDT 2010
"Botanically there is no such thing as a pumpkin, and yet we all know one
when we see one." I don't remember where I read that... but that's why they
can get away with calling the various canned squashes "pumpkin".
Have you tried baby food?
If this is an ongoing problem for the ferret you might want to get a pumpkin
this fall and freeze small quantities for use year-round.
I'm not a vet, so I don't know how a ferret would be affected but dairy,
bananas and rice are usually considered "binding" (fixes loose stools).
Coffee to cure constipation might only make for a psychotic ferret, but
senna pods are made into a nice laxative tea for humans which is actually
quite tasty expecially with anise flavored sugar added.
On Sat, Jul 24, 2010 at 4:13 AM, georg <thegeorg at stny.rr.com> wrote:
> On 7/23/2010 11:06 PM, Dug wrote:
> > It turns out that some canned pumpkin is actually – gasp! – squash. Some
> manufacturers make "pumpkin" puree from one or more kinds of winter squashes
> such as butternut, Hubbard, and Boston Marrow, which can be less stringy and
> richer in sweetness and color.
> That isn't the same thing for the ferret bowel issues. Pumpkin settles
> diarrhea and constipation both, for cats, dogs, and ferrets. Squash
> isn't the same. That's part of why pumpkin pie filling doesn't work as
> well. The other is the added sugars.
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