|Barked: Fri Feb 12, '10 9:35am PST |
|Hello, I have two four-month-old kittens and am still testing different kinds of healthy foods. When I first rescued them from the shelter, they were fed Iams Proactive Health. So I started gradually switching them to Innova EVO, but it seems to cause Mocha to have very stinky poop…the kind that you can smell through a hooded litter box from the living room!
I’ve also been feeding them canned food from Iams (bought that before I read up on nutrition), although I stopped feeding the canned food when the poop started to stink. But I’m not sure if it made any significant difference.
So I started switching them to Natural Balance Ultra, which is on ConsumerSearch’s recommended dry cat food. (It contains no chemical preservatives, no corn and no by-products. It has 34% protein.) I haven’t given them canned food yet but would like to resume soon.
My goal is to feed them high quality dry & wet food (not planning to go raw at this point) that will result in poop that doesn’t smell – I think that’s what most of us are looking for! I know Innova is highly recommended, but I’m a bit confused as to why Mocha’s poop smelled so bad on Innova compared to when she was on Iams? Is the poop stinky because of the high protein content? Or is it possibly the canned food? I thought by-products and fillers cause smelly poop, but EVO doesn't have those. Am I making the wrong observations?
PS. All my recent posts have been about poop...troublemaking kitties!
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