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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-31-2006, 05:18 AM Thread Starter
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Does canned/moist food always = soft stools?

I feed my cat dry food, but I sometimes replace a meal with a "fancyfeast" can. She loves it, but it always end up as gross soft stools in the litterbox. Is this normal? Is it a question of age or it's because I usually feed dry food?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-31-2006, 07:46 AM
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Canned food shouldn't cause soft stools. On the contrary. I think it's either because of the change, or more likely the quality of the canned food. There may be an ingredient that isn't agreeing. Grains such as corn or corn products in cat food can cause problems.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-31-2006, 08:31 AM
 
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I agree with Tim.
Good canned food should have a very high percentage of meat, little or no cereals, NO SUGAR, and a sufficient amount of added vitamines and minerals.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-31-2006, 11:32 AM
 
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I agree with Tim and Catlin. And your cat's stomach might get upset from going from the dry to the canned. I would try a better quality canned food but you still might have the trouble with a sensitive stomach.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-04-2006, 10:50 AM
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I too agree that canned food does not cause soft stools. FF isn't the best food but is OK and yes, feed more canned food if you can.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-04-2006, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, I tried another brand and it seems better.
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