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Unread 06-02-2010, 11:18 AM
 
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Default Cat Poops 4 Times A day

Does anyone's cat poop 4 times a day. I feel that is alot. I have always had outdoor cats so I never knew how much they did but now I have an indoor cat and It is at least 4 times a day. Im thinking Im feeding her the wrong food. She gets 1 1/2 cups of dry food a day. Also treats once a day. No moist food. She gets diareah with moist food. Any sugestions on what to switch her to. She is eating Purina now. THanks Mindy
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Unread 06-02-2010, 02:38 PM
 
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Does anyone's cat poop 4 times a day. I feel that is alot. I have always had outdoor cats so I never knew how much they did but now I have an indoor cat and It is at least 4 times a day. Im thinking Im feeding her the wrong food. She gets 1 1/2 cups of dry food a day. Also treats once a day. No moist food. She gets diareah with moist food. Any sugestions on what to switch her to. She is eating Purina now. THanks Mindy
That seems like a lot of food. How big is your cat?
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Unread 06-02-2010, 03:06 PM
 
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If you buy a better quality food ( one with less fillers such as grains ) she will poop less and you will have to feed less also. I like Wellness and Halo cat food, but there are other very good ones.
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Unread 06-02-2010, 03:10 PM
 
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She might get the runs with wet food, but that's because it's "not the norm" and cats' stomachs are sensitive, and the change should be gradual. Purina is not healthy for cats. It is corn puffs sprayed with meat juice. I would rather deal with an overactive runny pooper, than see one of my kitties die of renal failure before they even hit 10 years old.

Perhaps she's reacting badly to the low quality of the Purina cat food.
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Unread 06-02-2010, 03:46 PM
 
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You need to switch her to wet food gradually. I switched 4 cats in the past year with no stool problems.
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Unread 06-02-2010, 04:06 PM
 
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Too much dry food. But, four solid bowel movements a day are not in themselves a problem.
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Unread 06-02-2010, 05:39 PM
 
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I had a cat with stool problems. So I changed her diet and it seemed to help. But it started up a few years later. Come to find out it was more serious then just a digestion issue.

I would change the type of food the cat is eating and see if that helps with the issue.
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Unread 06-06-2010, 12:50 PM
 
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If you buy a better quality food ( one with less fillers such as grains ) she will poop less and you will have to feed less also. I like Wellness and Halo cat food, but there are other very good ones.
Definitely! Make sure its not the ingredients causing her to have any upset tummy. Wth human grade food she is less likely to have tummy upsets. You can search online to find decent food that has no by-products, grains or fillers.
Although, some cats can do well on dry food, wet food mimics more of a feline's natural diet. You always want to make sure there is fresh water daily for your kitty. With wet food, they get a lot of their moisture in their diet from the food.
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Unread 06-06-2010, 12:57 PM
 
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The Purina is the culprit. Nothing but fillers. A better quality food and you'll find the cat will only eliminate once or twice a day.
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