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MiyakoOdori Mon 23-May-16 08:23:14

My lovely Bruce has been with is just over a week now! He's happy chatty lad eats well and drinks well!

However he's doing quite loose stools no blood and we've had some formed stuff too.

I'm thinking it's his felix as good as it looks being too rich for him or his still not quite got over the big change and the car journey?

Any thoughts?

cozietoesie Mon 23-May-16 10:24:27

I've never been entirely comfortable with the notion of cat food being too 'rich' - after all, in nature, cats would be eating small animals, albeit with bones, skin etc.

I will say, though, that my own old boy seemed to eat only AGAIL and while I was more or less resigned to that at the time - he needed to eat and take regular meds in food - I decided to switch him to a very high meat food without cereals etc and his poos have changed quite markedly. (Firmer, fewer and darker (! - despite the food having no colouring in it.))

How much does Bruce drink - that you know about?

MiyakoOdori Mon 23-May-16 11:34:22

He drinks quite well about 1/4 bowl of water a day.

It's strange we are following the exact food regime except the AGAIL felix instead of the more basic one the cats protection had.

lavenderdoilly Mon 23-May-16 11:45:18

Feli is probably the problem in my non expert view. Cats need highest meat content you can afford and low to zero grain. Butcher's choice?

MiyakoOdori Mon 23-May-16 12:43:27

Il look for them! Il just keep him on his complete dry food for the time being. Il be able to get to the shops tomorrow thanks!

RubbishMantra Mon 23-May-16 13:55:53

Yy, butchers Choice is brilliant, I buy mine from Sainsburys or Tesco. Doesn't contain cereals either. And it's cheap!

Don't worry too much if the poo doesn't firm up straight away, can take cats a while to settle into their new surroundings.

Check the house for plants that are poisonous to cats, and do the same in the garden before he begins to go outside in a couple of weeks.

MiyakoOdori Mon 23-May-16 14:29:57

No plants in the house and will check the garden! I've got a gardener coming just before he can be let out so il get him to clear any harmful plants!

Thanks for the help!

SplodgeBear1988 Mon 23-May-16 20:44:04

He might have an allergy to the food.
My oldest cat is allergic to most of the supermarket foods as they contain cereals so he has to have a hypoallergenic food. I get mine from pets at home its called purely.

Wolfiefan Mon 23-May-16 20:46:50

Ours were loose on IAMS. Grain free dried food. (With wet Felix too) seems to be the answer.
Some good like beef and game did seem more likely to upset our old cat.

MiyakoOdori Tue 24-May-16 07:37:36

He's on purina one same as what he was on at cp and they recommend.

Managed to pop out and get butchers choice last night and wow what a difference! No smelly poo it's still loose but with formed too!

I reckon it'll take a day or so for his tummy to settle though.

Thanks everyone!

cozietoesie Tue 24-May-16 07:56:12

Glad he appears improved a little. smile They can have funny innards.

He's a gorgeous boy by the way.

MiyakoOdori Tue 24-May-16 09:52:47

He really is smile

Thank you! He seems very content today lots of head bumps and cuddles

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