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First 5 Ingredients: Chicken Broth, Chicken (Boneless, Skinless, White Breast), Tuna, Pumpkin, Sunflower Seed Oil
While any dietary change can have a positive effect on constipation, this food has a particularly good reputation. One reviewer said that it cleared their elderly cat’s constipation after 2 weeks of blockage.
It’s a chicken-based canned food that features pumpkin, which is almost universally recommended for cats with constipation.
It contains locust bean gum, xanthan gum, and guar gum as binders. Gums are controversial, so let’s discuss the pros and cons of these inclusions in your cat’s food.
Fiber-rich guar gum is extracted from guar beans and has widespread use as a laxative. Some people give it directly to their constipated cats. Although it’s a plant ingredient and has little nutrient value for cats, it appears to be completely safe.
Xanthan gum, however, should be approached with caution. As a product of simple sugar fermentation, xanthan gum may carry traces of the fermentation medium. If your cat has allergies to the corn, soy, wheat, or dairy used to create the xanthan gum, they may have an adverse reaction to the gum. Fortunately, allergies to corn, soy, wheat, and dairy are rare in cats.
Locust bean gum, like guar gum, isn’t associated with any negative effects in cats. It’s extracted from the seeds of the carob tree and may have benefits for digestive health.
Chicken Broth, Chicken (Boneless, Skinless, White Breast), Tuna, Pumpkin, Sunflower Seed Oil, Locust Bean Gum, Tricalcium Phosphate, Fish Oil, Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Nicotinic Acid (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Manganese Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement
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- Moisture-rich canned food is ideal for constipated cats
- Made with pumpkin
- Contains fiber from guar gum
- If your cat prefers pâté-style canned food, they might not like the texture of this food