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Little Lou the stinky poo!

post #1 of 20
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Ok, I know I've mentioned it in other places non-chalantly, but, now it's really obsene....my sweet little innocent boy has the worlds stinkiest hiney!!! He is 12 weeks tomorrow, and just has the fowlest smelling backside. LuckyGirl will use the box & we wouldn't even know, if I came home late and forgot to scoop it was NEVER a problem....there was never an odor. Mr Lou the stinky poo goes 1 time, in a clean fresh litter box, and I swear you can smell it in the basement!!! Outside even if the windows are open! I am feeding him dry kitten kibble, and he is eating fancy feast "elegant medley's" wet food. I tried to feed them seperate, but he will always eat the other stuff anyway, so I've just been giving it to him. Will this stench go on forever? Or is it just because he's eating big cat food instead of kitten food? Cause I'm telling you, the paint in my living room is starting to peel?!
post #2 of 20
I think it has something to do with him being a boy - just like humans, the boys poo smells worse, LOL!

Seriously, my Ferris has God-awful stinky poo, too - I'm glad I'm not the only one dealing with it!

I used to be proud of the fact that you couldn't tell I had a cat by the smell of my house, now you KNOW I have SOMETHING stinky going on!!! I walk into the house after work some days and the smell hits you physically like a stink-wall, and my front door is as far from the litter box as you can get in my place!

Oh well...love them, love their messes...
post #3 of 20
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Originally Posted by GingersMom View Post
I think it has something to do with him being a boy - just like humans, the boys poo smells worse, LOL!

Seriously, my Ferris has God-awful stinky poo, too - I'm glad I'm not the only one dealing with it!

I used to be proud of the fact that you couldn't tell I had a cat by the smell of my house, now you KNOW I have SOMETHING stinky going on!!! I walk into the house after work some days and the smell hits you physically like a stink-wall, and my front door is as far from the litter box as you can get in my place!

Oh well...love them, love their messes...
mine too....that's why he had to get his 1st bath. He was NOT happy.... Even Luck looks at him like "GEEZ AW MAAAAAN"
post #4 of 20
luckygirl at 12 weeks your kittie should still be eating kitten food adult food doesnt provide all the things he needs to grow big and strong it could also upset his digestive system
post #5 of 20
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mine too....that's why he had to get his 1st bath. He was NOT happy.... Even Luck looks at him like "GEEZ AW MAAAAAN"
post #6 of 20
It has to be a boy thing! My Zeus has the stinkiest deposits out of everyone! thank goodness Eros is not your typical boy
post #7 of 20
I guess my household is an anomaly because whenever my male kitten goes to the bathroom I can hear him dig but I smell nothing. Whenever his sister goes, it's horrible. I don't know what to do about it...they're the same age and eat the same food. I'm having dreams about inventing odor free litterboxes.
post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by michelle mayall View Post
luckygirl at 12 weeks your kittie should still be eating kitten food adult food doesnt provide all the things he needs to grow big and strong it could also upset his digestive system

I definitely agree with this. He is WAY too young to be eating any adult food. Adult food does not have the right nutrience and therefore he has to eat more. That not only upsets his stomach but will also cause gas, bloating, and diarrea.

My cat had all of the above and I switched her to walmart brand quality kitten food and now her poo does not smell, she hardly ever farts( she used to chase us out of the room every 5 minutes), she no longer has diarrea and her stomach isn't bloated anymore.

He may also have an allergy to his food. Try the walmart brand if you have a walmart nearby. It's on $3.50 for a bag of food so it can't hurt to try it. I'm telling you, it worked miracles on our cat!
post #9 of 20
I looked in Wal-Mart and could not find any WM brand kitten food, only Meow Mix. Does it go by another name?
post #10 of 20
Maxximum Nutrition is the Wal-mart brand.
post #11 of 20
Yeah, sorry, I forgot to put the name. LOL! That must have been confusing.
post #12 of 20
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Ok, so here is my ?.... how do I get him to eat his & not eat hers....I leave dry kibble out all day for each of them (his kittens, hers regular), and feed 1/2 small can wet to each of them am & pm. And usually he eats his & then finishes hers (piglet).... Do I only give them each say 1/4 cup of dry each day? Do I let Lucky eat the kitten kibble and only feed that so the baby gets his nutrition? I can probably force the wet kitten food by putting it on his plate, but he does go & eat hers when she is done eating....and she likes to eat 1/2 now, then come back in an hour & eat 1/2 then....

(I will definately go back to the kitten wet if it gets rid of the terrible green haze that goes through my house....it lingers something unGodly.... )
post #13 of 20
you could also try an all life stage food like California Natural or Wellness

ETA: my "adults" Sapphire and Jinx eat kitten dry food, cause I'm not even going to attempt to feed 2 cats separate from the other 8 and everybody eats the Meow Mix pouches/cups for wet
post #14 of 20
I'm having the same problems - I have switched Ginger back to kitten dry and have to keep an eagle-eye on Ferris at dinner. No matter how much he seems to like his wet kitten food (I think he just likes ALL food, PERIOD) as soon as Ginger steps away from her bowl, Mr Ferris Piglet Newkitten has his little face in her bowl, finishing hers up for her.

I think it's a bit of the grass is always greener syndrome - the new guy wants what the other one is having, because there must be something special about it, since it's DIFFERENT!
post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by LuckyGirl View Post
Ok, so here is my ?.... how do I get him to eat his & not eat hers....I leave dry kibble out all day for each of them (his kittens, hers regular), and feed 1/2 small can wet to each of them am & pm. And usually he eats his & then finishes hers (piglet).... Do I only give them each say 1/4 cup of dry each day? Do I let Lucky eat the kitten kibble and only feed that so the baby gets his nutrition? I can probably force the wet kitten food by putting it on his plate, but he does go & eat hers when she is done eating....and she likes to eat 1/2 now, then come back in an hour & eat 1/2 then....

(I will definately go back to the kitten wet if it gets rid of the terrible green haze that goes through my house....it lingers something unGodly.... )
i'd switch everybody to kitten, at least for a while, just to see if that solves the problem. if it does, & Lucky shows no ill effects [weight gain] then i'd just keep on with it. worth a shot, anyway!
post #16 of 20
definitely switch the wet food to a kitten food (something specifically for kittens, not just one of those, "feed twice as much for kittens" brands). It's been my experience that our cats poo (and gas) is always much worse whenever they get wet food (as a treat), especially if it's a cheaper brand.

you could also try adding the Arm&Hammer LitterBox Deoderizer powder to the litter box, that helps ours, but we also have the Volcanic Rock air freshener next to the litter box and a can of Oust just in case it's a really bad one.
post #17 of 20
Thread Starter 
Thanks Guys!!! I am going to do what Laureen227 suggested & try with the dry kitten kibble all day instead of the big kitty food in 1 bowl & kitten in the other....Luck is pretty active, so I'm hoping she won't gain weight from it. And I'll start giving the kitten his own wet food....now, I can't be held accountable for what he pilllages off of Lucky's plate after I leave for work! And I'll let you all know what litter box woes I put up with after the big switch!!!

jkrodger, good point about the "twice as much" cause that is what it says on the cat food.... and I do use some arm & hammer litter on top of the other litter....he is just a real stinker!!!
post #18 of 20
One way to prevent digestive "distress" such as gas and loose stool when switching foods is to switch gradually ratehr than all at once. You can start doing half of one food/half of the other for a week and then go to a full serving of the new food. Kittens in particular have sensitive little bellies and the "stench" factor might be due to that.

Good luck!
post #19 of 20
I say get a All Life stages food.. or seperate when feeding. And if the kitten is out, there is NO food out ... Feed them at certain times of the day, andwhat isnt eaten gets put back. That is what I do with my 2 indoor/outdorr kittys and the kittenwe keep indoors.the kitten is on Chicken Soup Kibble for kittens, But the adults are onPurina One Adult. And he LOVES to eat up there food, even if he just got done eating..LOL! Soo we just keepfood away.. unless they are seperate.

And he has the STINKYEST POO Too! But when Mama was pregnant, and like 2 weeks afterhaving them..I Think She Beat him in stinkys.. Lol But we bath him every 2 weeks .. so he doesnt smell .. too bad .. Most the time! And we been bathing him since he was 10 weeks old. *he had fleas BAD when we got him*
post #20 of 20
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Well, I have some good news!!! We are not being stunk out of the house anymore!!! I have changed the dry kibble out to kitten formula, and I have put the kitten back on kitten wet (phasing it out a little at a time). He is now only on kitten wet & kitten kibble, except for the leftovers he swipes from his big sister who still gets adult wet food. We have had no abnormally stinky events in our house, except for the 1 night on LuckyGirls birthday where we gave them a can of tuna to split and some lactose free vanilla breyers! They were pretty ripe that night!!!
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