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HELP! Very smelly poop!

Crushton

Savannah Super Cat
#1
Savannah Peeps,
My F3 boy sometimes has VERY stinky poops and I'm wondering if its his food and if it is what sort of food you guys recommend? Currently I feed him both wet and dry food. The dry food is blue buffalo wilderness and the wet i feed is the fancy feast gravy lovers edition.
 

WitchyWoman

Admin
Staff member
#2
First thing I would do is take a stool sample to the vet for a PCR panel and make sure there are no parasites or other health issues. At the same time, I recommend transitioning him off kibble and onto wet only. The Fancy Feast gravy lovers stuff isn't all that great as far as ingredients go. Slowly transition him to a canned food that has meat protein as the first 3 ingredients. Once he is on a high quality canned food, you can decide if you want to go the raw diet route -- either whole prey or a raw diet that mimics whole prey. There is a Facebook group called Prey Model Raw Fed Cats that would be extremely helpful if you decide to go to a raw diet.

Here is info to help you choose the best food for your boy: http://catinfo.org/
 

Crushton

Savannah Super Cat
#3
Whats your opinion on Blue Buffalo wilderness wet food? it shows Chicken, Chicken Broth, Chicken Liver as the first 3 ingredients
 

Patti

Admin
Staff member
#4
Although diet can cause stinky poops, if it is really stinky then it might be an infection. GI infections don't always cause diarrhea, so as Witchy has suggested, I would started with testing.

The Blue Buffalo is okay, I would definitely get rid of the Fancy Feast.
 

Connie P.

Savannah Super Cat
#5
Savannah Peeps,
My F3 boy sometimes has VERY stinky poops and I'm wondering if its his food and if it is what sort of food you guys recommend? Currently I feed him both wet and dry food. The dry food is blue buffalo wilderness and the wet i feed is the fancy feast gravy lovers edition.
Changing my boy to Darwin’s raw made a big difference. We were feeding Instinct wet and dry; which is one of the better processed foods, but noticed a big difference in the smell when we switched. He doesn’t even bother covering his up; since we got in the habit of running and scooping it for him every time if we were home. LOL


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Remi's Mommy

Savannah Super Cat
#6
Although diet can cause stinky poops, if it is really stinky then it might be an infection. GI infections don't always cause diarrhea, so as Witchy has suggested, I would started with testing.

The Blue Buffalo is okay, I would definitely get rid of the Fancy Feast.
Raw food is by far the best way to go. The poops are small and don’t smell much . But Sometimes are finicky little ones lose their taste for it. Natures instinct is a good canned food, I would try origin brand of dry. It is processed. at a very low temperature, it comes in the cat kitten which is chicken, regional red, six fish, and tundra which is Remi‘s favorite. This is a very good if not the best dry available. They all contain all the organ meats and very little added Ingredients.


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Ninja-n-Bear

Site Supporter
#7
Be careful with Orijen dry, if you buy the big bag it is best to transfer it to an airtight container (their bags don't reseal) - we had a bag of the regional red go bad and cause vomiting. Otherwise great stuff.
 

Connie P.

Savannah Super Cat
#8
Raw food is by far the best way to go. The poops are small and don’t smell much . But Sometimes are finicky little ones lose their taste for it. Natures instinct is a good canned food, I would try origin brand of dry. It is processed. at a very low temperature, it comes in the cat kitten which is chicken, regional red, six fish, and tundra which is Remi‘s favorite. This is a very good if not the best dry available. They all contain all the organ meats and very little added Ingredients.


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Do you think the Origin dry is better than the Natural Instinct? I have been using the Natural Instinct dry kitten in addition to his raw, but haven’t checked Origin.


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Remi's Mommy

Savannah Super Cat
#10
Do you think the Origin dry is better than the Natural Instinct? I have been using the Natural Instinct dry kitten in addition to his raw, but haven’t checked Origin.


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Natural instinct isn’t a bad food, but origin is in a class by itself. 2/3 is fresh raw, 1/3 is dried at a low temperature. It is a whole prey diet , meaning, it contains all the organs and cartilage and bone. The Origen tundra is a real good one. A Little pricey at $37 a bag for only 4 pounds. Somethings you get what you pay for. Pull up their website, I think you’ll be impressed. Hope this helps


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