Kitten having terrible diarrhea
We got a ragdoll kitten in the beginning of December. She is now about 4.5 months old. She was eating Purina One Chicken and Rice dry when we got and her and we switched her right over to an all wet diet, mixing Nature's Variety, BFF, and Evo. Her poop reeked from pretty close to the first week we had her. I read fish could do this, so we cut out the BFF. Her poop has gotten progressively more soupy and the odor is unbearable. I know cat poop is cat poop and it's going to stink, but I don't feel that a covered little box in one room should make the entire floor level smell. Plus, it's getting on her hair on her bum and I'm having to clean her with baby wipes...
She had a few normal stools a few days ago when we were feeding Venison Evo, so I'm going back to trying just that and see if the poop hardens back up, or if it was just a coincidence.
I had a fecal submitted at the vet and it came back clean for giardia and intestinal parasites. She is very active still, eating and drinking fine. She seems hungry a lot, which could be from pooping like crazy and/or from just being a kitten.
She is currently 5 pounds and we are giving her 5.5 - 8oz of food per day, typically in smaller meals about 4 times a day, although some days it is only 3 times.
Does anyone have any suggestions of anything to try? The Evo flavors that we have been giving her are Kitten/Cat Chicken and Turkey, Adult Chicken/Turkey, Beef, and Venison. The Nature's Variety didn't seem to make a difference in the quality or smell of her poop before, so we cut that out since it was much more expensive. We also tried the Wellness Core a few weeks after we initially got her and she got very ill (this may have been the start of the really bad diarrhea) and didn't want to eat and was pretty lethargic for a few days. The flavor we tried with Core was Turkey and Duck. I didn't try any other flavors of that food since it made her so sick.
I could really use some help! I hesitate to go back to my vet because I just know they are going to recommend some crap Science Diet or Royal Canin that will supposedly magically cure her...and I don't think that's the right answer!