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Not diarrhea but not firm (Yes friends, its another thread about poop)

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iloveeverykindofcat Mon 05-Sep-16 07:40:51

Okay so normally Zara does excellent poop, but the past week, with no change in her diet or routine, she's been doing messy ones. Only once in 24hrs and not liquid, but sloppy. No blood. I've tried probiotics and she's up to date with wormer. Today I'm giving only the dry food to see if that helps (she's a good drinker as cats go). She's fine in herself and eating/playing normally. I could take her to the vet Wednesday, but I'm reluctant as she is a very stressable cat who screams the whole time and she seems perfectly happy right now. Anything else I can try before I commit to vet?

cozietoesie Mon 05-Sep-16 12:43:46

Does she go outside at all, ilove?

iloveeverykindofcat Mon 05-Sep-16 14:34:39

Only in the garden, though she is a great chewer of leaves/drinker of rainwater, so could be something in that?

Wolfiefan Mon 05-Sep-16 14:42:24

How old is she and how long have you had her?
Our kittens were like this until we switched the dry food to grain free. Older ones would be upset by game and beef wet food.

TeaRexit Mon 05-Sep-16 14:47:04

Any treats that shes been given, that maybe she hasnt had before/in a while?

Either a bit of ham or dreamies etc?

cozietoesie Mon 05-Sep-16 14:54:55

Unfortunately, an intolerance can come upon you at any time, human or other animal. If she's been like this for a week, I'd be tempted to think 'food'. (She might have picked up something outside but I wouldn't normally be expecting any ill effects to last for so long, if so.) iIt might be as well to switch her to a grain free diet just to cover herself - 'twill do no harm and it's an easy enough change to make.

LokisUnderpants Mon 05-Sep-16 15:46:55

I've been giving my panther probiotic supplements to combat soft poop. It's working well.

iloveeverykindofcat Mon 05-Sep-16 15:54:24

She'll be 6 in a month. I've had her since she was 12 weeks. She's already grain free but I'm giving only grain free dry today (she's had some good drinks from the waterbowl).

iloveeverykindofcat Wed 07-Sep-16 07:28:12

Well - her poop is firming up again. Still not perfect, but definitely much better, easily scoopable now. She's on Thrive grain-free dry, water, and probiotics. However, what I have noticed is that she's nibbling her legs/belly more - intolerance, maybe? Considering going for a total food change soon...

cozietoesie Wed 07-Sep-16 10:00:39

Do you think she has an itch? (Good news about the firming up though.)

iloveeverykindofcat Thu 08-Sep-16 06:27:22

Yes. I'm working on a transition to Nature's Menu raw, like Bibi eats - I do think its the best food out there at the moment. She's such a princess about it though.

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