Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Chicago suburbs
How often should a cat poop on all wet food?
My two have been on wet food only since Sunday, when we discovered Fern's yet-to-be-diagnosed bladder problem. They both are eating about their normal amount of food, but we've noticed a drastic drop in the amount of poop in the litter box. Fern normally poops like a human (big) once a day or almost every day, but since Sunday there's only been one poop from her. Hubby says it was enormous, but even so, is one poop in four or five days okay or could this be another problem? She went from 2/3 wet, 1/3 dry to all wet, so it wasn't a huge difference in their food ratio. Same food - By Nature mostly, and also Evo and Merrick, with water mixed in to increase her water intake.
Her behavior is completely normal except for spending more time in the litter box, squatting in pee position but getting little or nothing out. I have not seen her trying to poop, and since she always tries to dig a hole to the other side of the world to poop I can tell she hasn't felt the need to go. Oh, and she's about 11 pounds, give or take a few ounces, and a very fit and trim kitty other than her peeing issue.
~Diana, happy mom to Fern and Fergie