- Sep 25, 2017
Hi all! I'm new to the forums, but have been an occasional lurker from time to time and am now having my own issues. I have been a sphynx owner for a few years now but recently added my 2nd. My 1st sphynx, is an angel with perfect litter box etiquette, and the other, my newer baby, is her complete opposite. I adopted Vasily (who I am now wishing I would have named Stinky) around 6 months ago from a breeder who while a very nice person, had more cats than she could keep up with, and he has had poop issues ever since. In fact, the day I brought him home he had EXPLOSIVE diarrhea everywhere in the crate on the way home and the nearly hour drive was almost completely unbearable!:yuck::dead: Lol! I should have sensed that this event would foreshadow our future with poop issues, but I was naive and chalked it up to being a poor quality diet as she fed a cheap, poor quality food. I slowly transitioned Vasily onto what my current sphynx was eating at the time which was simply nourish grain free chicken and turkey, but we still had explosive bowels. Around that time Petsmart was also running an online special on Evo and after hearing the rave reviews, I purchased both a bag for my cats and a bag for my dogs and began the transition once again. After a couple weeks of the evo it was crystal CLEAR that it was not going to work so I decided to go back to Natural Balance Wild Pursuit (with the freeze dried raw pieces) I had used in the past with my other sphynx... This transition went much smoother, but alas! things are still not right in this corner of the kingdom or I would not be writing this. We are still having issues and the occasional flare ups after months. Vasily does not tolerate chicken or turkey well and honestly at this point I am afraid to try any other type of fowl or poultry based food for this reason. Currently, I have resorted to STALKING Vasily each time he enters the trusty old Litter Robot to quickly cover either his explosive diarrhea or his solid poop as regardless of it's form he manages to step in it CONTINUOUSLY if I do not. I feel like a madman always peeking about stalking him and dashing over to see if he's going #2.... He even tries to hurry away when he sees me creeping up on him with the scooper to cover his poo!!! The poor cat probably thinks I'm a psycho who's obsessed with his poop, but I'm more so obssesed with not having it cover every surface in my home!:banghead: Is there ANYTHING else I can try to fix this?? I LOVE my cats and would never dream of getting rid of them, however, I am getting to the point of where I am fed up with the poo foot trailing everywhere leaving CLUMPS of feces on my comforter, in my sheets, on my couch, and counters etc. I dread coming home to clean up more poop if he manages to go #2 while I'm out and I'm not there to cover it for him before he steps in it. I wish there was something equivocal to a golf ball washer that I could stick his feet in and swirl them around to keep him from smearing it everywhere!:bored: He is parasite free and other than having a poultry intolerance or possible allergy, completely healthy. Can anyone offer some advice or wisdom? I'm currently waging war against POOP and I am on the losing side. Plz send reinforcements!