|Originally posted by 3kittys
What do you feed yours and what did you switch your neighbors to? I know all poops smell but her's is just, you can smell it all through the dag gum house! eeeewwww (as daughter puts it)
M.A.'s advice should be heeded. I'd really check to see if there is an underlying health problem. JC is a bit problematic, because he insists on variety, so he gets three different brands of dry food and 2 or 3 brands of canned in one week (he doesn't have any stomach or digestive problems), and I usually have to "temporarily retire" a brand after 2 or 3 months. He also will only eat out of 3 ounce cans. The dry food I buy is: Felidae, Solid Gold, Innova, Nutro, Pinnacle, Almo (Italian brand), Eukanuba, Science Diet, and occasionally Iams. I'd like him to eat California Natural or Eagle Pack, but he doesn't like them. Health Wise became available this week, so I'll try that. Chicken Soup and some of the other brands aren't sold here. The canned food, other than Innova, is primarily European: Almo, Miamor Feine Filets (German brand), Green Fish (Italian), with Iams thrown in, because it is available in small cans. Other than the Innova or Iams lamb or beef, he'll only eat canned food consisting roughly of 74% meat or fish, 1% rice, and 24% spring water.
Putzi, the neighbor's cat, was extremely fat, and she ate Hill's Science Diet Light (she preferred the tuna flavor) for a little over 3 years, until she dropped 11 lbs.. Believe it or not, that wasn't half her body weight! She will only eat dry food, and won't touch the "senior" stuff (she's 19+), so my neighbor usually alternates 20 lb. bags of Hill's, Felidae, and Royal Canin (any flavor/type).
Cathy, you can use the list as a general guideline for what suits my cat, but he's not a typical cat. He's allergic to beet pulp and soy beans, doesn't like poultry, refuses to stick to one or two foods (we give in, because the neighbors three doors down can hear his complaints), has had to be persuaded to eat canned food, won't eat the latter unless he can observe me opening the can (the little-cans- only tick isn't too common, but somebody on another forum, who works for a major pet food company, told me that the food in small cans is tastier, because the food is "sterilized" by heating it after canning, and the smaller the can, the shorter it is heated), and we live in Europe, so many good North American brands simply aren't available here at all, are only imported in large cans, or have very short "Best By" dates because the shipments get tied up at customs for months.