Newly Adopted Cat with Smelly Gas

by Sharla

Hello, I just recently adoped a 4 year old cat from my local shelter about a week ago. Since I've brought her home, she's had smelly gas and poo. I'm wondering if this is due to the change in diet? She does have dry food readily available and gets a can of wet food every other day or so. I am not feeding her cheap food, but i cannot recall the brand (my roommate had purchased better food for our recently deceased cat in hopes it would have improved his condition).

Is there anything I can do to improve this? I thought about taking her to see a vet, but not sure if thats necessary at this time. She's very playful and happy and does not seem to be ill. Any specific food that can be recommended? I'm hoping its just due to the immediate change thats causing this.
Thank you in advance for your help.

Answer by Kate
Hi no I wouldn't worry. I think it has to do with the change in diet and also their change in home life etc. It takes time for them to settle down and this includes their digestive system.
i adopted two kittens last summer and they had the same problem, it took them at least four weeks for the smell to disappear completely. i feed them only dry food which helps to make them drink more which is good for them plus it doesn't make their poo so smelly.

So i wouldn't worry too much at the moment, if he gets diarrhea then you can try a few days of a plain diet which is described on this page

best wishes Kate

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