Psyllium Seed Powder for Cats

Psyllium can come from several plants within the Plantago genus.
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Psyllium seed powder offers a source of both soluble and insoluble fiber, which can contribute to intestinal health by normalizing a cat's bowel habits and removing toxins. It is often used to combat constipation, as it increases the bulk and the amount of water in the stool. Psyllium is also used to combat some cases of diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome and high cholesterol. You can make your own psyllium seed powder for cats using psyllium seed and a coffee grinder or other appliance capable of grinding seeds.

Making Psyllium Seed Powder

Step 1

Assemble seeds, grinder and a bowl to catch seeds or pour them from grinder, along with spoon for gathering powder from grinder.

Step 2

Fill the coffee grinder halfway with seeds, if using one, and grind until seeds become a fine powder. If using an open-top grinder, pour seeds slowly into grinder, to prevent motor overload or burnout; grind until seeds become a fine powder.

Step 3

Spoon the powder into bowl.

Step 4

Wipe inside of grinder down with paper towel to remove powder residue.

Step 5

Transfer powder to plastic bag or container for storage.

Always check with your veterinarian before changing your pet’s diet, medication, or physical activity routines. This information is not a substitute for a vet’s opinion.

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