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Super smelly cat poop - what to do!

Posted by kashka_kat (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 22, 11 at 13:45

Warning: sorry this post is not for the faint hearted!

My 4 & 5 year old boy cats have the worst smelling poop in the world. Sometimes I come home and the air throughout the entire house reeks, emanating from the litter box in the basement. I've had cats all my life and this is quite beyond what I would think is normal.

I want to give them pro-biotics (acidophillus etc.) but am not sure if cats would have the same "friendly bacteria" in their guts that humans have? Would it be safe to give them a bit sprinkled on their food (they dont like yogurt).

Im not sure if its one cat, or both. One of them has much mushier poop than the other one. And one is kind of a chronic puker as well, but Im not sure if its the same one whose poop stinks.

They did have a vet check up recently and got a clean bill of health - but pls let me know if theres anything specific that yall think should be looked at. Yeah I'll talk to vet again but would appreciate some suggestions as well.

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My old kitty recently had this problem.

I thought it might be a sign that we were at the end (maybe the body shutting down causes much smellier poop). It turns out it was a bout of diareah and the vet gave me a week of meds and it has done the trick. I would try experimenting with your food and talking to your vet.

RE: Super smelly cat poop - what to do!

Food usually causes my cat's poop to smell bad. I kept trying different brands until I found one that didn't make the poop stink. It took awhile since I had to find a brand/flavor she liked!

Did the vet run tests on stool samples?

RE: Super smelly cat poop - what to do!

What kind of cat litter do you use? They are not all created equally when it comes to these things. We have a box with Swheat scoop, which is great with urine, but does nothing for poop. If boy poops in the box, you need to go scoop it right then...

Yes, you can give your kitties probiotics. Mine get some everyday- one marketed for people that has 6 strains or so, and it is very similar to that marketed to cats and dogs with kidney disease. A word of warning though, when I started giving my healthy young male cat probiotics each day on his food, his poop got stinkier. We had to back off the amount he gets each day.

RE: Super smelly cat poop - what to do!

I give my dogs probiotics, so assume there would be feline ones too. That might help .. though I would also try to change their food and see if that helps.

RE: Super smelly cat poop - what to do!

Have been using Feline Pine - so going back to clay might be more odor absorbent?

I see there's a clump-able pine litter - maybe I'll try that.

Probably does not help that one cat does not bury his poop - isnt that something the mama cat should have taught him?

RE: Super smelly cat poop - what to do!

"Probably does not help that one cat does not bury his poop - isnt that something the mama cat should have taught him?"

A cat who does not bury is likely asserting his dominance.

& it seems to me that the dominant pooers are the super stinky pooers.

RE: Super smelly cat poop - what to do!

I use two types of litter. One is World's Best, which is corn based, and I mix in Everclean to help hide odors. I've thought about using Everclean by itself but I find the 'unscented' Everclean to have too strong a scent.

WB and EC are more expensive than other brands, but I find they last much longer and clump better than others I've tried.

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