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Struggling Finding Kibble For Good Stool

Discussion in 'Cat Health' started by Burts, May 16, 2019.

  1. Burts

    Burts Thread Starter TCS Member Adult Cat

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    I have been struggling to find kibble Allie can eat without getting loose stools...She was on Royal canin urinary so for 1 1/2 years and came off it in febuary...

    She went on blue buffalo snsitive stomach which she had nice stools but she got very itchy..

    Tried Purina one urinary and she didnt like it, then went on Iams, tried healthy digestion, urinary and hairball and all Iams gave her wet stools...Oliver still eats Iams...Olivers the one with urinary probs but hes off all urinary food and gets uromaxx daily.....

    So a week ago I purchased science diet hills healthy digestion which is expensive, she eats it but I dont think she likes it much and its been a week and she had loose stools couple days ago...

    I plan on going to target and getting rachel rays indoor kibble today, even thought about friskies but that has dye in it...Im thinking expensive food is more problems then the cheap...

    I mix all new food with the royal canin urinary so for a week....

    She used to eat delicat before but that food gave Oliver urinary issues, that was years ago....
     
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    Burts Thread Starter TCS Member Adult Cat

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    They might, I've not tried them with that kind of return.
     

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    1 bruce 1 TCS Member Top Cat

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    We have a cat that's had the poop problems from you-know-where. One day it was soft, next day mucous, next day hard as a rock and dry, he wouldn't go for 3 days, then 2 days of liquid diarrhea.
    He gets mostly canned food but the only dry food he seems to be able to tolerate and helps keep his stools regular is Natural Balance limited ingredient diet. He's not 100% but it hasn't hurt his already weird sensitive system, plus he's gained a little weight on it which is a plus for him :thumbsup:
     
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  6. daftcat75

    daftcat75 TCS Member Top Cat

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    You may not find that unicorn food: a gut-healthy dry food. The loose stools reflect the poor digestibility of dry food, packed with non-animal ingredients that are inappropriate for carnivore cats. Grains, starches, fruits, vegetables, none of it is necessary or appropriate. It feeds the wrong bacteria in the gut which you can see in the stool quality.

    But if you insist on dry, I would look to those pricey brands that are at least trying to correct the problems with dry. Dr Elsey, Tiki Cat, Rawz, Ziwi Peak, or freeze dried raw like Stella and Chewys.
     
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  7. Burts

    Burts Thread Starter TCS Member Adult Cat

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    She eats canned also, but when she dont want wet she wants the dry.....She only been on hills for 9 days now..At day 6 I started to give almost all hills..

    Im going to give it more time and see if her wet stools stop...
    I swear the fancy expensive stuff is worse then the cheap, I dunno

    If this dont work im buying friskies with the dye
     
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    Burts Thread Starter TCS Member Adult Cat

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    Follow Up

    I switched Allie to Friskies Indoor Delights, the cheap stuff, Allie loves it and her poops have returned to puurfectly normal again after months going through expensive fancy foods....Guess the cheap stuff is better...Go figure
     
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    lol, I had something somewhat similar - good for you!! Thank you so much for the update!
     
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    1 bruce 1 TCS Member Top Cat

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    Some of the more higher end foods have a lot longer of an ingredients list than the plain simple foods which can mean they have a higher chance of reacting to an ingredient. Our cat that does well on fancy feast classics had a bout of diarrhea after eating a little bit of wellness core. I think Wellness core is a perfectly fine brand but for him, it wasn't the top choice.
    The other cats loved the rest of the core as a treat and it suited them just fine.
     
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    maggie101 3 cats Top Cat

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    If the bag is open, Target will not. Can you give it to a shelter or drop it off at a petstore?
     
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  12. Burts

    Burts Thread Starter TCS Member Adult Cat

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    I was bad and returned it, how? I wont tell
     
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