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New Kitten eating older cats food, now has very runny poo...

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ginghamfish · 20/06/2012 06:33

Hello, I have an 11 week old kitten who has just moved in with us. We have an older cat, about 13 years, who eats premium cat food. I have two bowls of food out, one for my older cat and kitten food for my kitten but I think the kitten is eating the older cats food. He has now got very runny poos which some he does in his litter tray, some he doesn't. Does anyone have any advice as to how I can get him to do ALL his poos in the litter tray and how I can stop the runny poo.

Thanks very much. By the way, he is the most affectionate kitten I think in the world so all is forgiven when I'm greeted with all these smelly presents!

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FannyFifer · 20/06/2012 06:36

You need to make sure that he can't get the older cats food.
Feed them at set times, don't leave bowls out. X

putthehamsterbackinitscage · 21/06/2012 09:17

If your older cat is on premium food - do you mean high meat content? - it should be ok for the kitten too provided it is a complete food but if it's not agreeing with his tummy then you do need to stop him eating it

My two are 12 weeks and eat a box of high meat foods - hi life kitten and a variety of stuff we are trying from zooplus that is high meat as well, and we have no issues at all - they go once or twice a day and it is small, firm and not too smelly too...

putthehamsterbackinitscage · 21/06/2012 09:19

Forgot to say go you feed wet or dry .... Mine are on wet food with no issues.... When I got them they were on whiskas kitten and cheap dry food and it was much sloppier and smellier and more frequent!

SecretSquirrels · 21/06/2012 17:31

My kitten would regularly get the squits. The tiniest change in diet was enough. I learned never to change his food and never to give any scraps or treats.
When he was really bad I gave him royal canin sensitive food for at least a week.
The vet said although it's not a kitten food it was more important that he didn't have permanent diarrhoea.

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