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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-16-2005, 08:35 AM Thread Starter
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case of the disappearing poo

I have two cats and one large litter box. This might be TMI, but we're all cat owners, right? Generally I scoop out one sandwich baggie full of coagulated ... uh... excrement in both liquid and solid varieties every night.

For the past few weeks though, it's been about half a baggie. I checked the plant pots for signs of trespassing, but they seem to be undisturbed. We always have dry food out for the cats, and they don't seem to be eating less, but there's still less stuff in the litter box every night.

I'm not overly concerned (yet) as they seem healthy, it's just a little odd to me. I don't know, should I be concerned?
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Have you changed their food? I think it's said that if you're feeding them a higher quality food, there is less filler and all that junk, so they end up producing less waste... correct me anyone if I'm wayyyy off base or something

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Have you recently changed their food or anything else? That could have an effect.

We have noticed that ours are eating less now too and therefore... less poops. Although it changes from day to day... wow one sandwich baggie full... I think Scully could fill 2 by himself
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LOL icklemiss, I guess we posted at the same time, and since you said the same thing, I guess i'm not WAYYY off base Thanks! lol

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Since this is something I keep close track of , I too have noticed that size and quantity varies, even though the amount of food going in the front end is the same.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-16-2005, 12:54 PM
 
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~~~~~> imagining Tim sitting there weighing cats poops Its ok though Tim, its something we all notice cleaning out the litter every day!

I think it is also harder when you have 2 or more cats as one may naturally poop more and he/she may be eating more or less each day therefore making a difference.

Between my 4, I have 65lbs of cat, that accounts for alot of waste each day... but some days there is hardly anything, which tends to be the days Bumper and Magnum eat more (they obviously poop less). Scully and Boomer are just plain poopy pants so if they decide they are hungry on a particular day i have to empty the litter box quite a few times!
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-16-2005, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
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My cats have been eating Mondou dry cat food since they were six months old, and the same brand of kitten food before that. It is supposed to be a high quality cat food, so I guess the decline in waste is just natural.

Cat-owner Paranoia strikes again...

Thanks guys.

On another note, (and this is really nasty) have you ever noticed that the smell varies? I never understood this, because like I said, my cats eat the same thing all the time, but sometimes we'll be watching TV while a cat is doing her business, and the reek is just awful. But it can't be something she ate... weirdos.
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Here's another possibility: Have got a dog?

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-16-2005, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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Lol! No, I don't. I wish!

Valid question though... my inlaws' chow is always rooting around in the litterbox for "treats." Uggghh.
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