My male cat is between 1-2 years old, he is a stray we took in around 1 1/2 years ago, for about 2 weeks he has had smelly farts and runny poo's, I am getting worried, I have taken him off wet cat food and cat milk and am only giving him dry biscuits, this doesn't seem to have helped, I really don't know what to can someone help/advise?
don't stop the wet food...just try changing brands he needs one with NO GRAINS...little more expensive but thats usually the culprit.
its good you have stopped the milk, did you know cats can't digest milk?...that alone will help, milk definitely gives them diarrhea, even cat milk..thats really only meant for kittens not good for full grown cats.
is he an outdoors kitty? if he is there is also a chance he may have a parasite.
can you take a stool sample to a Vet to culture?
try a diff. food and see if that helps, if not it would be in kitties best interest to see a Vet, I'm just naming a few of the easy fixes it could also be something more serious.
but in a young cat diarrhea is usually most always food related...good luck, let us know how it goes ok
Well... Feel your cats nose if its dry well your cat may have a cold... BUT if your cat is looseing weight and not eating he needs to be taken to a vet for he may have worms or have gotten itosomething he shouldnt have... And could become dehidrated... But if his nose is wet... Well then he could just have a mild cold... Also you should try and deworm him and see if this helps him at all
I don't like Wiskas food at all, it is one of the worst on the market. I don't know what you can buy in the UK so I can't really name brands...but you always find the best quality foods at a Pet store and not at a grocery store...and the staff will know which brands are grainfree...some even say so on the label...read the ingredients, MEAT should be the very first on the ingred. label (NOT meat by-products) no rice, wheat, glutens etc. and the lower the vegetables the better.....cats don't need grains or vegetables they are carnivores.
hi Marisa, cats have a much more sensitive GI tract than dogs do...they both need to be fed a high quality species appropriate diet, that is high in protein and not meat by-products...dogs can eat grains and other carbs that aren't good for cats......but..
Its the high grain content of all dry foods that lead to excessive weight gain, esp. with cats...not sure about dogs, but I will assume it could also be part of your dogs weight problems. As far as the bowel issues that too can be food related.
I suggest you post on the Dog forum, there are others there that are much more educated in good foods for dogs....good luck♥
hi sending you a link where a reputable Vet dr. Becker ranks pet foods from best to worst....as you can see out of a total of 12....grocery store brand of dry foods ranks in a #11...thus your Iams isn't a good choice for dogs either...
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