My cat is a mainly outdoors cat, comes and goes as he pleases. He has had a few mishaps in the house if the catflap is shut for, oooh, five seconds.
I was in the garden this morning when he went for a crap on the border and again noticed his poo is very liquid and farty, no wonder he has to go right away, I think it is always like this. He seems happy enough, is eating drinking, wormed.
Is that normal for cat poo? I haven't had a cat with a litter tray for about 20 years so I have no idea He is about 12ish and neutered.
Not really normal, No. Poos should be soft-ish but not runny so I'd be keeping an eye on him for a day or so to ensure that this is in fact standard for him and not just a temporary innards upset. (Unless you've been checking for a few days already.)
I seen and heard him poo a few times and seems it's always like this.
He has a decent dried food (ie not whiskas/go cat, stuff with actual meat/fish in it) plus the odd bit of meat from kids sandwiches like trimming bits from chicken or ham. I usually let him have a bit of milk as well but I know it isn't very good for them - should I try stopping that? He does love it.
He used to hunt but not seen any evidence of it for a long time TBH. We used to get frequent small rodents in pieces outside the back door and on one memorable occasion a warm dead whole pigeon at the bottom of the stairs
Will stop the ham and milk, the ham was occasional anyway and the dog will be happy instead
My cat is 17, and poos like this. He squats, farts, and sprays liquid poo everywhere (with a few lumpy bits for variety). He's done it for years. Apart from being ancient, he's in good shape. I think if he's happy and comfortable, then it doesn't need messing with!
That sounds reassuring. Gross, but reassuring. I am not at all convinced he isn't a six dinner Sid as well. He used to be quite thin but has recently filled out a little bit - I don't know if that has been since I started getting him better food or just coincidence.
I felt guilty because the dogs get decent food and the cat was getting shite food, so now all get quality food.
One of our cats has a sensitive stomach and had similar issues even though we used a 'good' dry food (not great with a long haired cat that doesn't take kindly to being cleaned!!). We changed her diet to the Royal Canin Sensible and it seems to have completely sorted the problem