Originally Posted by andrewweilin
I've heard some fantastic things, some rather remarkable, about Nutro's Indoor Formula. I have yet to feed it to my cats because they don't make an indoor kitten formula (2 more months to go!), but I've heard some fairly outlandish claims. I've heard that it not only reduces litter box odors, but also makes them poop LESS. I've also heard that it improves the consistency of poop to be more firm and therefore more easily scoopable. Sounds a bit crazy to me. Does it actually do that?
LOL...let's just say this. When we first acquired out cat (Md. SPCA), we went to the "dollar store" and purchased Friskies cat food, $.25 a can. Went home and opened a can for our new cat. When my wife came into the basement, where the cat's food dish would be, she asked why the animal smelled so bad. I explained to her it wasn't the cat
, it was the food
. We were quick to discover it smelled just as bad coming out of the cat as before it went in.
Said all that to say this. I noticed a drastic change when we started feeding him premium brand food (I alternate between Nutro, Natural Balance, and Castor and Pollix Ultramix). He noticably uses the litter box less and eats less. The strong smell of food and the odor of food waste is gone. No more "hairball hacking" and vomiting. I noticed this soon after switching to Nutro, but I wouldn't swear that Nutro is solely responsible. The apparent change seems (to me at least) to be the result of feeding the cat better quality food.