Stinky Stinky Poo....food choices

Discussion in 'Sphynx Cat Questions?' started by Fountainrunner, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. Fountainrunner

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    My kitty's poo stunk so bad I thought I was going to suffocate! I mean the whole house smelled like one large, hot, stinky litter box. Then one day I checked the litter and it was full of poo and I couldn't smell a thing. I wasn't sure what happened until I realized I'd run out of the Iams food (it's what the breeder said he ate). But then I decided I'd change over to a mix of Newman's Own Organics and Kitten Chow instead of Iams. Now I no longer smell poo, which is good and bad because I'm constantly checking the litter for poo now. LOL. :Dizzy:

    Anyway, so far I'm happy with the new food mixture but I'd like to know what other foods cause stinky poo (so I can avoid them). Or doesn't, so I can experiment with other foods/treats. Someone mentioned wet food causes bad odors but I haven't noticed that. I feed kitty wet food about every other day. Thanks.
     

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    royal canine made maggies smell real bad!!! now she is on wildreness blue & its alot better:ThumbsUp:
     
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    I thought I'd mention here that part of the reason that you're not having stinky poos is specifically due to the fact that you're feeding higher quality food. Iams has alot of fillers and poor quality protein in it. That, alone, can cause foul odor of the stool. This food also includes "good" bacteria known to promote intestinal health--which doesn't hurt the situation at all.

    I'm glad you've found a food that works for both you and your companion :)
     
  4. Fountainrunner

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    Well if you made mention of it I missed it. I am new here on the boards. Thank you.

    OK, I guess my next question is... How do you all control the odor of your trash? I take out the trash once a week but the garbage can starts to smell up the kitchen by the third day well before its time to take it out. I bought a nicer garbage can with an automatic lid that seals shut, however, now each time I open it the odor escapes and fills the entire kitchen. I was thinking of buying Air Wick Stick-Ups to stick to the inside lid but for the life of me I can't find a store that sells them anymore. Any ideas?
     
  5. ilovemysphynx

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    Are putting the cat poop in the kitchen garbage?
    If that is so first let me ask how the heck do you make it 1 week ? we have to take out the kitchen garbage like 3 times A day:Sweat:
    Next if you are putting the poop in there when you scoop it I would not do that because I don't think there is anything you can do for that not to smell, when I scoop poop I use A small bag, scoop then tie the bag in A knot and take outside to the garbage cans.
    Oh and did I mention I think my garbage men hate me!:LOL: oh well
     
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    I always my cat litter in a seperate bin outside which seems to work much better coz I was having the same problem. If you can do that it is worth doing then you can keep them seperate and you won't get those lovely wofts everytime you open the bin! Cat poo....the bain of my life!
     
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    I've been having pretty good luck with Taste of the Wild cat food...my kitties' poo hasn't been smelling near as bad since I've started them on that chow.

    Also, I always put the kitty litter residue in my big trash can in the garage. It stays shut most of the time and doesn't stink up the rest of the house.
     
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    Hi Fountainrunner,

    You might benefit from a litter locker, which I only have to empty about every two weeks (in a multicat home). I'm linking to Kallie's thread and amazon.com, which has 100+ reviews so you can determine if it's right for you...Good luck!

    http://www.sphynxlair.com/showthread.php?t=638&highlight=litter+locker

    http://www.amazon.com/Petmate-22501...2?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1255648468&sr=8-2
     
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    Yes, I put the poo in the kitchen garbage and I empty the trash every week or week and a half depending on how quickly it fills up. I scoop the poo into plastic bags and throw it into the garbage can which locks the odor in. The problem occurs each time I open the lid and the stinky smell leaks out. I'm not taking the poo bags outside each time the cat goes to the litter box or take the trash out before it's completely full. That just seems like a waste of time and energy. Maybe I'll just have to learn to live with it for now.

    CoolSphynx,
    Yes, I read about that device but it's yet another thing I'd have to find room for in the house. I said I'd buy one if I ever ran across it in a retail store but so far I haven't seen one.
     
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    I bought a litter locker and I love it! After reading Kallie's thread I knew I had to have one. I live in a condo so it saves me a walk to the dumpster. I keep it next to the litter box. I bought mine online but I saw one when I was in Petco the other day.

    When I brought Sophie home she was on Iams and the litter box was so stinky! I'm almost done transitioning her to Felidae and she does not smell anymore!
     
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    Laughing my butt off:LOL::LOL::LOL: I was just worrying about that tonight as I put my litter in the trash bin and now to be reading it here!:BigSmile::LOL:
     
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    Oh god! If I fed Kreacher wet food, he would gas the likes of which could clear a city block in seconds! I use Taste of the Wild brand from pet supplies plus.

    i bet my garbage smells like roses after sitting out in 90-100 degree weather :)
     
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    I scoop Frankie's litter into a doggy poop bag, tie it shut and take it to the outside garbage can as well...if I put it in the kitchen garbage can, I'd have a houseful of dogs trying incessantly to get to the kitty "powdered donuts." LOL I have seen the litter lockers and it is on my list of "to buys" just haven't done it yet. So far our system works well.
     
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    I have a litter robot. That thing is a god send. It swirls it around so that it gets thoroughly coated with litter an then dumps it into a trashbag in the drawer below. With the two girls I only have to take it out about once a week. And it keeps the smell pretty much nil. I also sit a a non toxic charcoal deoderizer next to it. The girls get nutro and that seems to make them less stinky. I gave them a can if the science diet and holy moly the smell and liquidity almost made me lose my lunch if j walked in there right after they had done their business.
     
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    Okay this is going to sound funny but went out and bought the scented sassy bags for infants dirty daipers to go in for odor control and disposal with out the odor. They work wonderful. My brother is now wanting to get them for his kitties. All I do is when I get ready to clean his litter box is I get one of the bags out open it and put all the clumps and poo in it, tie it in a tight knot and then toss it in the trash. I can not smell his poo in the trash can anymore now I am using them. You can find them in Wal Mart in the infants section. Each Wal Mart is set up differently so you may have to walk around to find them. They are in a very small compact zip lock bag and the brand name is Sassy. You get 50 bags a pack and they are only $2.00. I am sure you can also find them at Babies R Us but am not sure about the price there.
     
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    Romeo eats Science diet kitten. I am glad I haven't had any stinky issues with him on Hill's Science Diet Kitten. He was on Friskies when the breeder had him and his poo stunk so bad I felt like I was going to seriously get sick. Since I switched him to Hill's Science Diet Kitten He has had odor free poos. I am much relieved now.
     
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    Once I changed to raw it does not smell... I love it lol
     
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    Raw doesn't smell.