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post #31 of 47
This is just a personal opinion so no one get offended but I don't care for the ingredients in Science Diet to feed a cat, and especially not a growing kitten. SD is owned by a huge conglomerate that buys in bulk for the best deal and has many ingredients cats don't need for their whole complete diet, like a bunch of by-products (which means the meat was not fit for consumption by us so it is used in pet food) and corn in the top three ingredients. Why would someone make a food to feed a cat a diet of mainly corn just all corn I wonder when I read the bag. Soybean, rice, more corn in the form of corn gluten, that is just not an ideal diet IMO for a carnivore such as a cat.
I suggest comparing the ingredients in cat foods and feeding a better diet. It could be that your new kitty doesn't digest grains and SD has a very high corn grain content.
Search here:
http://www.naturapet.com/tools/comparison.asp
This site is for dogs, but you can still get a lot out of it for cats
http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_reviews/
post #32 of 47
2 more links
http://www.naturapet.com/images/choosing_a_food.pdf
http://www.naturesvariety.com/raw_QandA
post #33 of 47
Monty's a handsome boy, congratulations!
post #34 of 47
Oh ok, thought that was a little weird. I usually give them chicken and rice if they have an upset stomach. Boil up chicken breasts and shred it and mix in a little rice.
post #35 of 47
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He seems to have very stinky soft poops. I took him for his vet check yesterday and she said he is perfectly healthy in every way but is a tad bit bloated with gas. She said it could just be from the shipping as well as food and water changes. I have already cut the soft food out of his diet but he still has this stinky poop issue.
I am seeing this with Zee as well. The vet checked him over yesterday and could find nothing wrong. He thinks it may simply be Zee gulping his food and getting a lot of air at the same time. Any thoughts on that theory? He did not tell me to cut wet food though.
post #36 of 47
Thread Starter 
My vet didn't say to cut it out completely either, but you should see how this little guy wolfs it down!!! You'd think it was his last meal, and then when he's done, looks like a rhinoceros! I think there are several factors involved here, but I am going to just watch and see how this goes. My vet did say that sphynx have more sensitive stomachs so I may be going back to the kitty store to see what I can find that they might eat that's better than Science Diet. They all love the Science Diet and hate the Evo I bought. My cats won't eat the vet food that's for sensitive stomachs and it's chicken and rice. None of the cats like the pate kind of soft food, man they're picky!
post #37 of 47
I use Royal Canin Kitten 36 for dry and the Natural can foods for the wet food.
You can try Nautral Choice chicken and lamb and see if that helps your cat for wet.
There is a Royal Canin food for sphynx cats that a breeder in another country uses. I wonder why its not in the Usa yet.
http://www.feline-breed-nutrition.co...hynx/adult.php
It has Lysine in it which I use.
Sphynx do get sick on a lot of foods.
Cleo gulps her food also then gets the hiccups.
I hope you find a food that will work for you.

post #38 of 47
Thread Starter 
Thanks Jacky for that link. I wish they'd sell it in North America. I am going to do a little more searching, maybe I can order it online and get some.

I hope this goes away soon...scooping so many times a day is gross, but a necessary task because Monty has a bad habit of stepping in it and then I must wash his feet off in the sink LOL.
post #39 of 47
Maybe he has a little bit of an icky tummy because of the stress. I would give him a little lactinex for the next 3 days with boiled chicken and see if that firms things up. Benebac would be helpful too. Maybe he just needs a little of the good bacteria back in his gut....?

post #40 of 47
I hope it goes a way soon.
I am going to email Carlee.
She lives in Switzerland and said they have the food over there.
She had said she was going to try the food last month.

post #41 of 47
I have been told that the sphynx does have a bit of a sensitive tummy and if you dont feed them just the right formula..you end up with a stinky mess.
post #42 of 47
Thread Starter 
Ok I found the Bene-bac at Petsmart and I will give it to all of the cats after supper. I also put out a sample of Healthwise chicken and rice dry food before I went out. It is almost all gone!! The back of the package says it's by Natura Pet Products. It seems to be a hit!!
post #43 of 47
Anita,
I have heard that also.
Susan,
I hope that food works for him.
post #44 of 47
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Originally Posted by skewch View Post
I also put out a sample of Healthwise chicken and rice dry food before I went out. It is almost all gone!! The back of the package says it's by Natura Pet Products. It seems to be a hit!!
that is great!
Canned pumpkin, the type without spices can be used to firm up stools too due to the high fiber content. 1/8 tbs with meals.
post #45 of 47
Thread Starter 
I know about the pumpkin, used to use it on our Pugs, but I've never given it to cats...never had this poopy problem...only minor issues with it, like once or twice, but not this. Anyway, anything has to be better than it has been...I think too, Monty eats so much so fast and that is sure to cause some issues.
post #46 of 47
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Originally Posted by skewch View Post
I know about the pumpkin, used to use it on our Pugs, but I've never given it to cats...never had this poopy problem...only minor issues with it, like once or twice, but not this. Anyway, anything has to be better than it has been...I think too, Monty eats so much so fast and that is sure to cause some issues.

I wondered if this was fat boys issue He literally dives in and gulps and chomps. I swear he acts as though no more meals are coming his way. I would think that has to cause more air to be ingested and some bloating to occur. I may try mixing just a bit of canned pumpkin into his food. I always have it around, it is a favorite of the ratkids!

The Petsmart here no longer carries Bene-bac..grrrrr
post #47 of 47
Thread Starter 
Well, I have administered the bene-bac and we're hoping for the best LOL. I am sure that with the next dose in a couple days will help alot. Also, he is on the new food too which doesn't have nearly the junk Science Diet does. I went to the kitty store to get some more today and the clerk told me it's made by Evo as well so that sits quite well with me.

On a less smelly note, Monty is doing exceptionally well here and he is showing his love for us without hesitation. I just love how cuddly he is and how he interacts with the other cats. It's so awesome to see how well he's been accepted.
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