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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-13-2011, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
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my cat's poop smells...

hi all,

just adopted my first cat a few days ago and she is soo great! however... her poop really smells!! i can always tell if she poops or pees because it STINKS when she poops! the litter is deodorizing so it does help and the smell dies down... but is the poop supposed to be that stinky? i read that the diet can affect the smell of the poop. if this is true, what kind of diet leads to less stinky poop? haha

i know poop is poop and it'll always smell, but it's really pungent!

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-13-2011, 12:19 AM Thread Starter
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oh and btw, as of now she eats all dry food - science diet. this is what the shelter gave me and i'm not sure yet if i'm going to stick with it or change it up. maybe to a diet that results in less smelly poop
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Good lord....CHANGE THAT CAT FOOD. That stuff is garbage.

If you can afford Science Diet then you can afford a organic food called Wellness. Try that.

How old is the cat?
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Diet can definitely affect that! My kitten Athena had horribly stinky stools (and gas) when we first got her. It turned out that the grains/high carb content in the kibble she was eating were the problem.

Once I switched her to a grain-free, low-carb canned food, the problem improved. In her case it took raw feeding to solve it completely though. Either route is a good way to go with your cat.

Some canned brands I like are Wellness, Merrick, Blue Wilderness, and EVO. The raw brand I feed my cats is Primal, but homemade raw is another option as long as you make sure you have a thorough understanding of how to balance it first.
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I agree, I would suggest a good quality grain free wet food like Wellness, Evo(my favorite), Merricks Before Grain etc.
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all cat poo stinks a bit, like your own
when one of my cats had really (REALLY) stinky poo, it turned out to be a parasite called giardia. after some medications, the parasite and the stink was gone.
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Cat poop IS really pungent. If you've never had a cat before, then it's probably just jarring to find out how much stinkier cat poop/pee is than a dog's or human's. That's why good litterbox care is so important for an inside cat. A stinky litterbox is unbearable! Some cat foods can also help, but in general their poop is just usually going to be smellier than other animals. Experiment w/other foods and see what works best for your kitty's odor.
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Well good luck with that, My Cadie stink since the first day I've gotten her. I have tried different food, the only thing that worked a bit is food with less protein
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Crap smells like crap funnily enough...
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Well good luck with that, My Cadie stink since the first day I've gotten her. I have tried different food, the only thing that worked a bit is food with less protein
Less protein? Thats a bit odd as meat should be the highest percentage ingredient which tends to be lots of protein. What were they one and what are they on now?
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