Reach for the pumpkin!
In her article, "The Perfect Bowel-Soothing Food for GI Upsets and Diarrhea", Dr. Becker recommends using turkey and pumpkin for digestive issues and explains why. Below are a few highlights; click here for the full article.
- Canned 100% pumpkin provides 7 grams of soluble fiber per cup, compared to 1.2 grams of fiber in a cup of cooked white rice. Pumpkin is especially rich in soluble fiber, which forms a viscous gel that coats and soothes irritated bowels. Soluble fiber also delays gastric emptying, slowing down GI transit times and alleviating diarrhea. Diarrhea causes the loss of important electrolytes, including potassium, which can result in dehydration, cramping, fatigue, weakness and heart rate irregularities. Pumpkin is an excellent source of potassium and is also safer for diabetic patients.
- Dr. Becker also recommends turkey instead of ground beef for bland diets for pets, because beef is higher in fat, which can aggravate existing GI problems and pancreatitis. There’s no way to adequately cook away the fat in beef, so it’s best to use a fat-free meat like turkey.
Lakeland Adoptables at Mukwonago EOTL
Stop by the Mukwonago EOTL on Friday, September 5th between 1-4pm to meet adoptables from Lakeland Animal Shelter.
Your new FURever friend may just be waiting here for you!
Animal Communicator Rebecca Moravec will be here at EOTL Mukwonago on Sunday, September 14th from 10am-2pm.
Find out what your animal is thinking and feeling and work through any behavior issues you may be experiencing. Bring your animal with you or bring in a photograph.
Rebecca can also communicate with your animal friends that have crossed the Rainbow Bridge.
Twenty minute and half hour consultations are available—call the store for rates and to schedule your appointment at 262-363-3338.
This Week's Adoptables from HAWS
The lucky family that adopts one of the pets featured here on our blog will receive a coupon from HAWS good for a “congratulations” gift bag from End of the Leash!
To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page. You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.
This week we are featuring 2 cats at HAWS because we are overflowing with wonderful felines that are ready to find homes today! Gemma is a sweet 4 year old female tortie. This “gem” is a must see! She is so friendly and loves to meet all the people that visit the kitty room at HAWS. Marcus is a wonderful 1 year old male orange tabby and boy oh boy is he full of life. Marcus is currently being housed at Petsmart in Pewaukee as part of a special adoption partnership that is especially important at a time when HAWS is brimming with adoptable cats. There is no better time to adopt 4 feline paws from HAWS!
Your Friends at End of the Leash
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