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Supplement to reduce odors?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I recall hearing that there was something you could add to your pet's food that would diminish or eliminate the odor of their excrement. Is this true? If so, what is it and are there any negative effects for a feline? I have, unfortunately due to circumstances, ended up with litter boxes outside my bedroom -and have cats with very malodorous waste. It can be quite disconcerting. Many thanks
post #2 of 13
As far as I know there isn't any such thing.
You can reduce litterbox odors by feeding a high quality diet and being dilegent in keeping the box clean.

What are you feeding?
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
Right now I am feeding Hill's Rx Diet Feline I/D. I was feeding Innova Evo, but one of my cats is having issues with loose stool and the vet thought it might be a reaction to the high protien. I clean the box several times a day - but I am sometimes awakened at night by a very strong odor. So, I was just looking at other options.
post #4 of 13
I completely understand. I have a stinky kitty here as well.

I don't have any food options to offer you, but I'm sure Sharky, our resident nutrition advisor will have some ideas for you.
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
I was thinking of something like this (found via Google search)
"Marshall Pet Bi-Odor Internal Waste & Urine Deodorizer - Virtually eliminate small animal litter box and body odors with Bi-Odor Internal Waste & Urine Deodorizer. 100% natural supplement deodorizes your pet's stool, urine, and body odors. Just add to your pet's food or water daily."

I don't know if this is good for cats - but I had heard there was some type of enzyme or something that you add to the food. Thanks for your help.
post #6 of 13
Ok well, looking at that, it looks like it is for small cage animals.
If anyone would have anything like you are looking for, it would be Dr.s Foster & Smith
post #7 of 13
Pro and Pre biotics....aka like acidophilis

Do you need the RX other than the EVO issues?? If not

simple foods that are high quality and one I use that does work

Nutro natural choice ( It decreased the odor by about 50% )

California Natural

Felidea chicken and rice

all basic and quality foods
post #8 of 13
Yucca schidigera is added to a lot of animal foods to reduce gas and odor.

I think it's in the food I feed my cats (tossed the bag so I can't check), because I remember asking DH what the heck yucca was for.
Does it work? I can honestly say that it's had no effect on Tomas, he's stinky. Best bet is feeding a quality food, using a good litter, and scooping 1-3 times a day.
post #9 of 13
My kitty has STINKY excretement also. I switched from Solid Gold to Blue Spa Select since someone suggested that Solid Gold might be too rich. The Spa Select dry he loves..the canned not so much. IF he goes poop in his litter box ( he doesn't cover it!!!!) you can smell it anywhere in the house. I am trying to find a solution as it is embarassing if people are over....
Sharkey....are you saying that the foods you recommend might be better for odor? do you have any expereince with the one I feed??
Thanks!!!
post #10 of 13
I switched mine to nutro and all have become less stinky...very noticeably too. I still a stinker though but hopefully he'll grow out of that, he's still a kitten. I remember sephie stunk bad as a kitten too.
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by CosmicCosmo View Post
My kitty has STINKY excretement also. I switched from Solid Gold to Blue Spa Select since someone suggested that Solid Gold might be too rich. The Spa Select dry he loves..the canned not so much. IF he goes poop in his litter box ( he doesn't cover it!!!!) you can smell it anywhere in the house. I am trying to find a solution as it is embarassing if people are over....
Sharkey....are you saying that the foods you recommend might be better for odor? do you have any expereince with the one I feed??
Thanks!!!
Yes the natural choice has a few things to help with odor .. chicory root for one... My Zoey can poop while I am in the bathroom with her box and it isnt bad at all( she doesnt cover either)... Kandie eats solid gold as cookie since it is the only dry she doesnt throw up... her poop smells after eating canned but not on raw ... Blue spa has a few too extras for me so I have never tried it ...
post #12 of 13
Since I am due to buy food anyway, which Nutro Natural Choice do you recomend for the stinky, frequent poop kind of kitten?? He is 7 months old. I went on their website and they have so many kinds....I give dry and 1/2 a can 2x a day. Do you recommend their can also for this problem? I will give it a shot.
One more thing, I noticed they use corn gluten meal in their ingredients. Isn't that supposed to be bad since it is a "filler" and a highly allergic ingredient? Just wanted your take on it.

Thanks!!
post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by CosmicCosmo View Post
Since I am due to buy food anyway, which Nutro Natural Choice do you recomend for the stinky, frequent poop kind of kitten?? He is 7 months old. I went on their website and they have so many kinds....I give dry and 1/2 a can 2x a day. Do you recommend their can also for this problem? I will give it a shot.
One more thing, I noticed they use corn gluten meal in their ingredients. Isn't that supposed to be bad since it is a "filler" and a highly allergic ingredient? Just wanted your take on it.

Thanks!!

natural choice the pink bag if your in the states ... if he ways 7 lbs you would likely give a 1/4 to half cup of dry with the wet ... wet food adds to stink no matter how high quality ...the high ends cause less than low end ... I recommend trying a variety of wets ...

Corn gluten is a fairly digestable veggie/startch protein... Cats ARENT allergic to corn at near the rate of dogs ... Corn gluten also is a acidifier to the chicken that helps in maintaining UTI health...

In my book only INDIGESTABLES are fillers ... ie cellulose , rice hulls , soybean hulls , wheat hulls
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