Do whole eggs have any benefit?
Besides being quite high in protein, they also can break down a furball. The lecithin in whole eggs also acts to emulsify the fat that forms the furballs, thus freeing that fur to flow with digestion to the exit.
Eggs are also rich in choline, which helps to improve the motility of the intestines during digestion.
The incredible, edible egg! There are so many more benefits to including egg in our carnivore's diet, but with regards to elimination of furballs or foreign objects, and ease of IBD inflammation caused by an object, the egg truly is beneficial!
And ferrets love the taste of eggs. Ever hear of weasels raiding the hen house and suckin on eggs?
Do ferrets need laxatives?
Ferrets do not cough up furballs as cats do, so the fur will collect in its stomach and on the lining of the intestines. In time that can pose a health hazard by becoming a blockage. Ferrets love to bite into rubber and leather, and those items become a risk of creating a blockage with even a small amount. Poopin Pumpkin assists in purging the stomach and digestive tract of anything that does not belong in there!
Can ferrets digest fiber such as pumpkin?
No they cannot digest it, but they can eat it! What goes in, literally will come out. Pumpkin is scientifically labelled an "undigestible fiber". Ferrets do not have an organ called a caecum, which digests fiber, and that's why pumpkin works so well to clear out the digestive tract!
The fibrous pumpkin will move to exit the body without being broken down and digested, collecting fur and foreign objects in it's journey from mouth to exit.
I have a dog and cat, can they have Poopin Pumpkin too? - YES!!!!
Poopin Pumpkin can be purchased in various size packages. For ferrets it's important to realize that 1 tablespoon, dissolve in 1/4 cup warm water, serves 1 or 2 ferrets regardless of weight.
For dogs or cats, go by the Directions provided on the package, which is dosed by weight.
Furballs: The high water and fiber content of pumpkin combined with the lecithin and choline of the whole eggs makes it a natural laxative for ferrets, cats and dogs, as well as dissolving the dense fat binders of furballs. It naturally will help diminish and evacuate any furballs or obstructions in the stomach or digestive tract.
Loose Stools/Irritable Bowel Disease: Effective and comforting to those pets travelling or in the show hall. Also, it's shown great effectiveness for those pets that suffer with chronic loose stools or irritable bowel disease.
Ulcers or stress related upset tummies, Poopin Pumpkin to the rescue!
Constipation: The fiber and water content in pumpkin makes it a good remedy to eliminate occasional constipation.
Healthy Supplement: The main ingredients of powdered pumpkin and powdered whole eggs are a healthy choice for your pets as a supplement in that it contains many of the vitamins and minerals needed to stay healthy.
IMPORTANT: Pumpkin or any laxative should not be fed daily, unless recommended by a vet for relief of a particular symptom. Just as in humans, abuse of a laxative may cause the intestines to lose motility and cease to function on their own. It's our recommendation that Poopin Pumpkin be served once a week, unless otherwise directed by your vet.