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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-10-2009, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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Do cats poop less on raw diet?

The title says it all... do cats poop less on raw diet? I feel like ET is only pooping once every 1 1/2 days, and not a very large amount. I have been careful to limit bone-in meals, so I don't feel like its constipation. He had a negative fecal 1 mo ago.

He is eating about 60% raw (pork, chicken, liver) and 40% EVO 95%. I add a little extra water to the wet food, which he laps up willingly. There is also plenty of essentially-odorless urine in the box.

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-10-2009, 02:39 PM
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Re: Do cats poop less on raw diet?

Yup, they sure do! They're able to USE a huge % of the food they're eating, so not much goes to waste. My cats poop, on average, once a day. Poops are smaller, firmer, and have no smell.

One of the many awesome side effects of going raw.
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Re: Do cats poop less on raw diet?

This leads me to an interesting observation.

My bf is currently feeding my cat Friskies while he is in his care (obviously I do not improve, but transitioning to raw as soon as I get him back!). He is constantly complaining on how smelly the cat's poop is, but I kept his litterbox 2 metres away from my bed for 3 weeks and it was NEVER a problem when I was feeding him Merrick's and Drassel! I keep telling him it's the food but he thinks it's the cat.

Based on my personal anecdotal evidence with quality of food, I have no doubt raw food makes a huge difference.


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Re: Do cats poop less on raw diet?

Willie poops maybe every other day on raw and I can't smell them. This is a cat whose poop aroma engulfed the entire house when he was on kibble or even half kibble half raw. What goes in...is used.
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Re: Do cats poop less on raw diet?

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Willie poops maybe every other day on raw and I can't smell them. This is a cat whose poop aroma engulfed the entire house when he was on kibble or even half kibble half raw. What goes in...is used.
Yup--that was Calvin, who had IBD. Lincoln's weren't pleasant but Calvin's cleared the room!
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Re: Do cats poop less on raw diet?

Absolutely yes, and less stinky too.

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Re: Do cats poop less on raw diet?

Ah, thank you for your replies and reassurance. I am very relieved... and pleased!! Yet another fabulous benefit to feeding raw

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Re: Do cats poop less on raw diet?

Mine poop every other day and it doesn't smell. Before some of them could have cleared the barn out!
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-11-2009, 12:21 AM
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Re: Do cats poop less on raw diet?

Thank you very much, guys.

That is a very good information. I never knew that RAW FOOD would make the poop smell less.
I had this silly impression that RAW FOOD makes the cat wild and fierce.
But I guess that's just a silly thought
Correct me if I'm wrong
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Re: Do cats poop less on raw diet?

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I had this silly impression that RAW FOOD makes the cat wild and fierce.
But I guess that's just a silly thought
Correct me if I'm wrong
No, of course it doesn't. It's what they were meant to eat!
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