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What cat food makes the poop less smelly? :)

Discussion in 'Cat Nutrition' started by matea, Jan 28, 2017.

  1. matea

    matea Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

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    Hi everyone,

    I have a 4-month old Persian kitten and since I got her I've been feeding her Orijen Cat & Kitten Food. Sometimes I give her some wet food mixed with water if I feel she's not hydrating enough - she seems fine with both.  

    However, the food makes the smell of her poop unbearable and spreads all over the house in minutes! *Her litter is in a ventilated space, cleaned regularly but still - horrible smell. 

    Any advice on food? What should I look for? 
     

  2. arouetta

    arouetta Slave of Bastet's acolytes Top Cat

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    What should you look for?  A comfortable nose plug.

    The reason is because cats need high protein diets, but the more protein the cat eats, the smellier the poops.  So basically you can feed your cat crap or you can feed your cat right and smell his crap.

    Um, Febreeze, open window, and when possible, scooping immediately?
     

  3. matea

    matea Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

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    Yes, yes the house is well ventilated but sometimes it doesn't help xD 

    I clean her litter twice a day. 

    Anyways, was just wondering if there is a better food formula for her.... 
     

  4. SeventhHeaven

    SeventhHeaven TCS Member Top Cat

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    Has she been dewormed then repeated?

    *It takes a while to adjust to new foods if you've 

    recently changed food. Changing brand of litter can help.

    Chicken broth low sodium helps hydrate or tuna juice

    diluted with water. Only special treat when feeding tuna - contains mercury 
     

  5. matea

    matea Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

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    Thanks - she received a pill for deworming when I first got her and now I give her drops - never changed food :)
     

  6. SeventhHeaven

    SeventhHeaven TCS Member Top Cat

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    She's super cute [​IMG]I used same food no odor issues but use Pellets.
     

  7. solomonar

    solomonar TCS Member Alpha Cat

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    I use silicate and clean up the poop immediately. I change the  silicate every 4-5 days or more.

    No smell. I mean, no noticeable smell. If I get some 1 m to the box -yes, it smells a bit. And the room is forcefully ventilated by a small fan. Even if I do not use the fan, there is no noticeable smell.  
     

  8. missmimz

    missmimz TCS Member Top Cat

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    Raw. 
     

  9. macmadame

    macmadame TCS Member Young Cat

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    I have the same problem. I changed what kind of proteins our cats were getting in their canned food to have more variety and now every time they poop, it stinks up the whole house! My husband is in charge of the litter boxes and does an excellent job keeping them clean but it doesn't help. I'm not sure what to do because one of my cats has become sensitive to chicken so I can't really go back to feeding them their old food.

    I feed:

    I and Love and You's Rabbit (this is new this month) or 

    Fancy Feast fish (something from the variety pack 2x a week)

    Fancy Feast Turkey & Giblets

    Fancy Feast Beef

    Weruva's Lambergini

    Weruva's Glam & Punk (Lamb & duck)

    Natural Balance's Buffalo, Beef & Venison

    The Rabbit and Natural Balance are new. Last month I was feeding a pork product but it had peas smooshed in and my cats all hate peas.
     

  10. IndyJones

    IndyJones Adopt don't shop. Top Cat

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    Where do you think?
    I had a lot of luck with canned and raw foods myself.

    I would avoid fancy feast though. It's made by a manufacturer sourcing from menu foods (recall in 2007). Also it smells off to me it almost smells of plastic or rubber. Indy won't even touch it.
     

  11. macmadame

    macmadame TCS Member Young Cat

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    That's interesting that your cat won't touch it. Mine love it the best.
     

  12. lily paddy

    lily paddy TCS Member Adult Cat

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    Till i went RAW i had the same thing.... it was so bad.. now.. i hardly know anything is going on at all.. night and day difference... [​IMG]like magic!
     

  13. IndyJones

    IndyJones Adopt don't shop. Top Cat

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    Where do you think?
    Maybe she has a more sophisticated taste. She even refuses treats if they aren't up to her standards. I wonder if she was a food critic in her past life.
     

  14. matea

    matea Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

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    Interesting. I assume raw is not a food brand but raw as in fresh haha

    My only reservation with raw food was that I might not get all the ingridients she needs quite right. She's still a kitten so I want to make sure she gets all the nutrition she needs to grow up into a healthy happy cat :) A lot of people recommended Orijen so i went with it....
     

  15. talkingpeanut

    talkingpeanut TCS Member Top Cat

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    Look into raw. You can buy pre-made to make sure all the proportions are correct for nutrients.
     
    maureen brad purraised this.

  16. pushylady

    pushylady TCS Member Veteran

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    If you are interested in going the raw route, we have an entire sub-forum dedicated to raw feeding:
    http://www.thecatsite.com/f/65/raw-home-cooked-cat-food
    You will find a lot of resources there to help you. It is more complicated than just opening a can obviously, but like any big change, once you get used to things it will become less of a hassle.
     

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