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Natural Dry food that doesn't make poop STINK!?

post #1 of 6
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Obviously it will never *not* stink but my cat MiMi is going to kill us from her fumes. My other two cats don't smell as bad as her, she stinks up the entire house. She gets friskies wet food and Blue Buffalo dry food every day. She is 1 yr 8 mos and didn't stink this bad until I added blue buffalo to her diet 6 months ago. 

 

Does anyone have any ideas? I'm looking for a food with no bi-products, corn, or soy that won't produce toxic fumes. I hope such a food exists. I have to feed some dry (before anyone asks) I have a CRF cat who is on an all wet diet and I can't afford to put her on one too at the moment. Thanks x_x. 

 

PS- She's been checked out recently by the vet, nothing wrong there. 

post #2 of 6
Are you negotiable on the by-products? Its one of those things that can be good or bad, basically depends on the batch.
I'm on my phone and I don't know where you are located, but basically I would look at Nature's Variety and EVO. I'm pretty sure both of those cover your needs.

Also have you thought about raw? Raw poops Can actually be stink free.
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post #3 of 6

BB can be kind of rich ... my boys' poop didn't horribly stink when I fed it to them, but if they farted, it could peel wallpaper. jaw-dropping.gif I've heard that it can cause extra stinkiness in some cats, though.

 

We feed an all-wet diet so I don't know where to send you as far as dry food, but I can give you the name of wet food brands I like. I don't always go for grain free (BB Wilderness has a lot of potatoes, so it's still high in carbs), but I do feed low carb. Here are the wet brands that we use: Felidae, Triumph, Authority (Petsmart brand), PetGuard, Innova Cat and Kitten (made by the same company as Evo, but my cats don't like Evo). They also like Wellness, but the price just went up at my local store and it's too pricey now. Merricks Before Grain  (BG) also seems like a good brand that my cats just don't like.

 

If you're in a place with a small, locally owned pet food/supply store, I find that they often have free dry food samples. You might be able to score a couple and see what the results are. bigwink.gif

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Originally Posted by gussy14 View Post

If you're in a place with a small, locally owned pet food/supply store, I find that they often have free dry food samples. You might be able to score a couple and see what the results are. bigwink.gif
The only problem with that is you need a week in between switching foods and a few kibbles here and there wouldn't be enough to be conclusive.
post #5 of 6
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EVO is one of the brands I was considering, but no store around here carries it so I would have to get it online. Also considering Natural Balance, Newmans Own (although it does have soy...) or Organix. I wrote to all of them and Natural Balance is the only one that sends out samples so I guess I'll try that out even though like you said the sample bags wouldn't be enough to know... but at least that way I could see if they like the food. I had fed them Wellness before and NONE of them would touch it. They sent me like 6 different bags of samples and none of my cats would eat any of it. They won't eat the wet either. So at least I can see if they like the food by getting samples I guess.

 

Ugh MiMi has been really gassy with the BB too. It's so gross. It's worse than the poop actually because she'll fart in the living room which makes my mother freak out because she thinks one of them pooped somewhere in the room. It lingers forever too. Gross. 

post #6 of 6
I do things a bit differently, but I don't base what food I'm buying on whether my cat likes it or not. Its all trickery usually anyways; some type of flavoring or animal digest is what makes it tasty or not to each particular cat. I think of it like 'I know what's best for you, so I choose what you eat' and not the other way around.
Especially since when it comes to wet, its more of a texture hesitance than anything else.
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The other brands you mentioned sound good, but I would avoid foods with soy. There is too much linkage with thyroid disease for my comfort anyways.

If the BB makes her gassy, I would try to find foods without the same ingredients in that one. So, if it has corn and potatoes, try to look for one with peas instead.
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