Alan71, hi again!
In an earlier post you mentioned the vet said your kittyâ€™s stools seemed larger than normal.
If this is the case, here is the information that applies (from the article I posted for you yesterday):
|Since fiber encourages water absorption and increases the amount of stool produced (because it is indigestible), many experts have swung the other way and are recommending "low-residue" diets to minimize stool volume. "Low-residue" means that the food is highly digestible and produces minimal waste. Cats digest protein and fat best, but there is controversy about carbohydrates; it is clear that many cats are carb-intolerant. By this theory, the best food would be high fat, high protein, and low fiber, as well as high moisture. One would think that such a food would also be low fiber, but that is not necessarily true. Eukanuba Low Residue dry food contains 4% fiber, which is fairly high.
Most canned foods fit this description, as do most homemade diets. However, Eukanuba Low Residue manages to incorporate a large amount of carbohydrate, even in its canned food. Reading the label is an important skill to develop.
Based on this it will important for you to look for foods that are much lower in fiber.
Hopefully less fiber and the regular use of a lubricant laxative will solve the constipation/larger than normal stools problem.
|6 cans of Fancy Feast per day (the recommended amount for 2 10lb cats).
this is way too much food (manufacturers are notorious for recommending more food than cats really need), with that amount of food you would end up with 2 overweight cats in no time. One 5.5 oz can per cat (or two 3 oz cans if you buy the smaller cans) should be all you need.