Post # 1
What kind of cat food do you guys give your cat? Bleh this is going to sound gross but here goes…My cat’s poop smells really bad. I clean the litter box everyday, so I don’t think the litter is the promblem. I’m thinking it’s because of her food. Did any of you have the same problem? is there any special type of food you guys use to adress this problem?
Post # 3
I’ve had a few cats over the years, and, really, they’ve all had different food, depending on what they like. Never wet food. Always dry. And their poop always smells horrid. But I do find that the litter, even when changed every day, makes a huge difference.
Right now, my mom has a cat who has very smelly poops. But the litter she uses does an AMAZING job. She switched to a cheaper kind (same brand, different formula) and no matter how clean she kept it, the smell got into the whole house. So she switched back and now it’s normal again.
This is what she uses:
Post # 4
I’ve always fed our cats Royal Canin dry food, supplemented by wet food of various brands.
Post # 5
@OliveJuiceHunny: I have found the Wellness brand really good, its natural and has no corn in it so its much better for cats than many of the other brands. I have tried so many different brands of cat food and this one helps to decrease the smell a little.
Post # 6
I was going to say that it’s poop and poop smells bad, but we do have times when it smells worse than normal.
We feed our kitties Wellness (the weight management formula because they’re fatties), and then 3x a week they get Soulistic wet food to up their water intake. I really, really like that brand because most wet food is nasty and looks like puke, but this stuff actually looks like real food and is very clean. They have small pouches (basically shredded meats in liquids) and then small and big cans in more flavors. We get both at Petco and the big cans are the same price as a small can of the Wellness wet food. Plus, the flavor names are amazing (Island Illusion, Polynesian Picnic, Nautical Nirvana, etc.).
Post # 7
We feed our cat Purina Cat Indoor Formula. She WILL NOT eat wet food, or treats.
Post # 8
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I give my cat a grain free cat food by Annamaet. The meats are antibiotic and horomone free as well. My kitties LOVE it.
Post # 9
We used to feed our cat dry food, but transitioned to wet because our vet recommendes only feeding wet food to cats – due to water intake. It was a tough transition but our cat is about a million times healthier and happier and frankly her coat is so shiney now. I thought the wet food thing seemed a little crazy, but I can honestly say the change in the cat is amazing. Here’s the best website about cat nutrition that I could find http://www.catinfo.org/ we used the info here to transition my cat. She only eats wet Royal Canin Instictive now. Good luck!
Post # 10
@RoyalLime: Cats are so freaking weird. My big kitty will eat ANYTHING, but not soft treats?? The little one will eat just about anything. One of FI’s cats will eat anything except treats, and his other cat will only eat dry food (no treats) unless it’s the wet food that we buy now.
@Sunnydale: It’s amazing what changes you see in cats who eat a healthy diet. Neither of our cats really shed, but since introducing regular wet food, they’re both so much softer and shinier! The big one has always been soft and shiny, but he’s even moreso now. The little one has always been a little on the coarse side, but she’s much softer and shinier, too.
Post # 11
@vorpalette: It’s annoying sometimes. We bought her some wet food, thought she would LOVE it. Yeah she totally turned her nose to it! She is quite the spoiled little snot! haha
Post # 12
@RoyalLime: I thought the big one would love some real chicken jerky treats. NOPE, not interested. Jerk.
Post # 13
This is what my kitties have been eating lately… They love it. I tried to switch them to blue buffalo but they didn’t like it. They do love the blue buffalo kitty treats though…
Post # 14
Mine gets Merrick Before Grain for dry food. Sadly she gets Fancy Feast for wet food. I’ve tried to switch her to Wellness and a few other brands, and she would NOT eat it and drove me insane with her meowing. So crappy canned food it is. She’s 19 so I guess she’s stuck in her ways.
Post # 15
I have a theory– the cuter the cat, the worse the smell of the feces in the litter box!!
Sometimes we just have a rogue really stinky day. I try to scoop the boxes in the morning and at night.
Our boys eat Weruva wet cat food. I haven’t noticed more stink to the litter boxes….over the years they’ve been on just about every kind of food– they started out on dry, but one is overweight now and the other has some urine issues, so they’re on wet food now.
I HAVE noticed a change in the Tidy Cat litter formula. Some of the urine wasn’t clumping into hard discs like before– so I recently changed over to Arm & Hammer clumping litter. I gradually added that to the Tidy Cat– and that stuff is MUCH better at clumping and odor control than Tidy Cat, I’ve found!!
So it COULD be your litter…but as with everything cat-related, if you do decide to switch to different litter, make sure you do a gradual change. The LAST thing you want is for your cat to not like the new litter you choose– that would be awful.
Post # 16
Grain free food will often help keep down the smell. Cats are obligate carnivores and didn’t evolve to eat grain, so their systems don’t tolerate it that well.
I feed mine Spot’s Stew. Their poop doesn’t smell like roses, but it’s no big deal.
Also, I highly recommend World’s Best Cat Litter.