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Hello, this is my first post, and my first cat. I got LuLu on friday from the spca, and of course i am in love with her already. But ever since she got here she has had very lose stool, not watery, just not like a normal BM. Also it smells aweful. I know what cat litter boxes smell like, and this is just like a bomb went off. I am not sure if this is normal or not. I might just be paranoid. She has a vet appt tomorrow, but I would love it if someone could tell me something to make me feel better now!
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~Marissa and LULu
 

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Loose stool can be caused by a number of reasons. Stress, change in diet, perhaps an infection. More then likely though, it's caused by a change in diet. Your new baby was probably used to her previous food. Ask your vet to be on the safe side though. Good luck and let us know what happens!
 

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i agree that it's probably a change in diet. if you can find out what food she was eating before you got her, get some and if you want to change it, do it gradually, mixing the two.
also, in my own experience at least, kittens make worse smells. probably from the kitten food, but if it's young and eating kitten food, that might account for the smell.
 

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Their poop may smell because they don't have enough bacteris to break stuff down yet. Try giving him a few teaspoons of yogurt-plain no fruit or anything. I'm sure you already have seen the vet but I hope that helps! The diet is a big thing. When buying/ bringing a new cat/kiten into your home you should always ask what they are feeding it ...well they should tell you you shouldn't need to ask. Water also makes a difference. Well water...or city water or bottled. Switching that could give them diarrhea. Just moving into your home could do it. It's good you are taking it to the vet though. They can get dehydrated really fast. Also have the vet check the stool for worms! Good luck! Let us know how your new baby is doing!
 

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Try to give the cat "stomachfriendly" food such as youghurt, overdone rice and fish. And be sure the cat gets enough water.
 
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