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post #1 of 13
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Hi everyone,just found this great site.
Dont know if this has been brought up before,but we just moved to a new flat and are back to two cats using the litter trays as we are on the 5th floor and can't let them out! Boy the smell in our brand new flat is killing us and I don't want to invite anyone round! Its the poo thing thats bad,they are both about 12 years old and no way we can let them go elsewhere, but this is not good. Anyone got any ideas on how to kill the smell as they poo? It takes a while for the pong to go too and its awful, do you think it could be what they are eating? treats ect.Please help!
Yours in desperation
steve
p.s.they use the tray fine - straight away when we moved, gotta be grateful for that at least lol
post #2 of 13
Yeah, poo stinks.
Yeah it is most likely their food that makes it worse. If you are feeding low quality food, it is stinkier, just like us. But poop smells no matter.

I find scooping right away and replenishing the litter helps. Lilghting a match helps, and I go some natural fragrance called Orangesense, it is essential oils, not the cancer causing sprays they sell.

If they are pooing when you are not home and it is sitting around all day, you might be able to adjust the time they poo, by adjusting the time they eat.

Also, if you are feeding mostly dry, and hairball food, you are going to have more poo.

I get one tootsie roll a day from each. They all eat good food, but for some reason Fang stinks more that the other two. I get his out right away, holding my breath the whole time.
post #3 of 13
What are you feeding? What type of litter are you using? I use Wolrd's Best ( http://worldsbestcatlitter.com ) and the odor control is incredible. I have to admit, my cats are on a raw diet so most of their poops are odorless, but it absorbs the urine smell wonderfully.

How about purchasing an air filter? We had an Ionic breeze at my last job (an animal clinic) and clients always commented on how fresh and "non-doggie" the place smelled.
post #4 of 13
I agree. It has a lot to do with what you're feeding and what litter you're using. Try adding baking soda to the litter and mixing it around. I have an ionic breeze and it works okay. It's expensive though! The faster you get the poop out after they go, the better.

Don't spray air fresheners around your kitties though. They are much more sensitive to smells and odors than we are and it could really bother them.

Good luck!
post #5 of 13
Take a look at the ingredients in your cats' food. If there's a high proportion of grains, especially corn and corn products, that's probably your culprit. Cats' digestive systems aren't designed to process grains and so often that results in stinky poop.
post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the help, Got the wife looking at this site now so we will try out some of the advice and hopefully breath easy again!
post #7 of 13
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Thank you, can you please confirm what a raw diet is!!!

regards
post #8 of 13
A raw diet is exactly that: uncooked meat like chicken. It's very good for them, as long as you add the proper nutrients like Taurine. If you have the time and money, it's the way to go.

I don't actually feed raw though. I feed grain-free Orijen dry. Very hard to get! But it makes her poo smell REALLY BAD too. So even if you feed something good, the poo might still stink. I think it depends on your kitty.
post #9 of 13
If you're interested in researching raw feeding you can start here:
http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=117420
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by TickyTat View Post
A raw diet is exactly that: uncooked meat like chicken. It's very good for them, as long as you add the proper nutrients like Taurine. If you have the time and money, it's the way to go.

I don't actually feed raw though. I feed grain-free Orijen dry. Very hard to get! But it makes her poo smell REALLY BAD too. So even if you feed something good, the poo might still stink. I think it depends on your kitty.
I feed Orijen and don't find it causes their poo to stink. I suppose every cat will digest things differently.
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by londonsteve View Post
Thank you, can you please confirm what a raw diet is!!!

regards
One that tries to mimic a natural species appropriate feline diet. All food (meat, bone and organs) is served raw. There's the "do it yourself" approach, where you feed your cat directly from your supermarket freezer, offering items in whole or ground form. You can also buy commercially prepared raw. ( ie http://bravorawdiet.com/ or Nature's Variety) I'm a do-it-yourselfer, but have tried these products also.


And a little visual

post #12 of 13
Just out of curiosity, what does your cat do with a bone that large?
post #13 of 13
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Just out of curiosity, what does your cat do with a bone that large?

He eats it! He consumes smaller drums entirely, but walks away from the last inch or two of bare bone with larger ones. I'm sure he would go back and finish those too, if my dog didn't do it for him. My smaller kitty (7lbs) leaves about 1/2 the bone on drumsticks.

Neither have leftovers on Quail night, though!
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