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Changing a kitten's food.

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Hey.

I've been changing my ktiten's food by slowly mixing it to switch over, however I'm noticing she is still have loose poops.

Will this pass?
post #2 of 17
It should pass after a few days until her tummy gets used to it.

I know when i changed Sophies over and she was like that the vet said she should be fine after a few days and she was.
post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 
Ok because my kitten keeps stepping it in and getting it all over my apartment lol
post #4 of 17
Aww bless her just keep an eye on her if it's only just started, but obviously if it carries on then have a word with the vet.
post #5 of 17
from what to what are you switching ?? a massive ingrediant change in a cat can take up to two weeks
post #6 of 17
I'd back off a bit on the change and do it even more slowly. If you're changing the amount of new/old every two days, maybe slow down and change it every 4 days. Your kitty just has a more sensitive system. My own cats have "cast iron stomachs" LOL! I buy a different flavor of food each time I buy food (lamb, chicken, and oceanfish) and they have no problems at all. Just keep in mind how sensitive your kitty is to changes in his diet, so you'll know how to approach any feeding changes in the future.

Can you put a towel in front of the litter box so he can get most of the poop on the towel (which you can then wash in hot water and bleach) instead of on the carpet?

Amber
post #7 of 17
Thread Starter 
I can't change it over slowly anymore because i got her from people who didn't even tell me what they were feeding her. They kind of handed me a small bag and shoved me out the door :/
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by home.slice
I can't change it over slowly anymore because i got her from people who didn't even tell me what they were feeding her. They kind of handed me a small bag and shoved me out the door :/
then talk to the vet.. what food are you giving her..???

Amber
Our foods are designed to be switched around flavor wise within each type..
post #9 of 17
I changed my Taffy's food from Meow Mix to a weight control and I put a bit of the new mix with her old one and after 4 days I was at the same amount for both then decreased the Meow Mix until it was the 7th day and then there should be hardly anything left. That's what my vet said. Her stools were a bit loose through that week as she is getting used to the new food.

I'm sure your kitten will get used to the new food too. If she's putting waste all over the apartment then watch her when she goes the bathroom and then you'll see if she is stepping in her waste and you can wash off her paws .

That's all I can advise. Wish I could tell you more.
post #10 of 17
Thread Starter 
I've switched her food from ?? to Wellness Kitten.
post #11 of 17
Well, Wellness is a good food....If they "shoved" her out the door, she was probably on a cheap grocery store brand and this is a big switch for her...
I would give it a couple of weeks. So long as it doesn't worsen.
Just keep an eye on her...
post #12 of 17
Thread Starter 
I was cleaning the box out yesterday and she jumped and at least it all go. I thought I was going to be sick

I hope it passes... she seemd to be a little consipated as well at the same time. I'll give it a some more time. She is still bright, cheery, annoying and eating so.. we will see!
post #13 of 17
Thread Starter 
Also I couldn't see the bag well, but I think the food was california something or other and i know that brand is a good brand. plus they were feeding her more wet food then i am. she doesn't seem to eat the wet food as much.
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by home.slice
Also I couldn't see the bag well, but I think the food was california something or other and i know that brand is a good brand. plus they were feeding her more wet food then i am. she doesn't seem to eat the wet food as much.
If it was cal natural is was a far simipliar and easier to digest formula than wellness ( which I dont like but is a good food)... that may be your trouble ...
post #15 of 17
Thread Starter 
i found cal natural very expensive in the store actually.
and the kitten seemed to push aside the food that the people gave me, and just wants the wellness.
post #16 of 17
then try some pumkin... I would guess the multiple flavors of the wellness would be why kitten wants it ... Cal natural is expensive it is a more basic formula..
post #17 of 17
A very similar thing happened to my cat when I switched him to Wellness (from Science Diet). My cat stepping in his loose stools lasted more than a week though so I took him to the vet and it turned out it wasn't from the change in food at all, but that I was feeding the cat way too much food, as as the vet described him he turned into a "pooping machine." So, make sure the amount of food is correct for his weight/age!!

For several weeks I was armed with baby wipes and would have one ear cocked for the sound of the cat covering his mess in the box. Poor kitty, he was just trying to clean up after himself. It got pretty gross there for a while.
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