A cat’s stool can assault the senses with nauseating odor. Your kitty’s digestive system may be reacting to food she’s being fed, causing her stool to stink up the house. You can try food additives, such as more water or probiotics, to remedy the issue.
Why Does My Cat's Feces Stink So Much?
A veterinarian is the only person who can diagnose dietary issues and why your cat’s feces is so pungent. If you’re concerned that there is a greater issue causing this smell, contact your veterinarian. Sometimes, the culprit is a dietary issue, such as too many carbohydrates. The result is smellier-than-normal feces. A simple diet change cures this issue. Some people notice a terrible smell when their cat is suffering from an anal sac infection, something only a veterinarian can diagnose and remedy. Finally, your cat may have parasitic worms causing the noxious odor. Deworm your cat regularly and follow your veterinarian’s instructions to remedy the issue.
Food additives can be added to your cat’s drinking water. It’s often undetectable by your cat, so they won’t avoid the water once it’s been added. Look for an additive that specifically states it has odor eliminating properties.
Before administering probiotics to your feline friend, you should consult a veterinarian. Your veterinarian may recommend another odor controlling method, as opposed to administering probiotics. If your veterinarian agrees, probiotics may eliminate the fecal odor you’re dealing with. Probiotics are a great method for controlling odor and improving your cat’s overall GI balance. According to Dr. Karen Becker, veterinarian and owner of HealthyPets.com, there are three vital components to high quality pet probiotics. 1. The probiotic should contain 10 or more strains of health-promoting bacteria. 2. Each serving should contain at least 20 million advantageous bacteria. 3. Finally, the probiotic should be GMP certified to ensure the purity and potency of the probiotic.
If you’re feeding dry cat food, adding a few spoonfuls of warm water will improve the odor. Dry cat food has a lot of carbohydrates and very little water content. Adding water to the dry food, before you serve it, is an easy solution. Wet cat food features less carbohydrates and more meat and water. Feeding your cat a regular wet cat food diet may be the solution you’re seeking. Overall, the simple addition of more water is a viable solution to your odor problem.
Always check with your veterinarian before changing your pet’s diet, medication, or physical activity routines. This information is not a substitute for a vet’s opinion.
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