10 wk kitten bad gas & very stinky poo. has shots/fecal test w/vet ok, eats dry blue buffalo kitten food? why gas/poo??

we rescued a kitten from a shelter about a month ago. She is up to date on all shots, fecal tests ok with vet. vet feels nothing wrong with kitten. She eats blue buffalo kitten food 1/3 cup twice a day. her poo is dark brown, very stinky and seems to go alot and is has very stinky gas. We thought was food issue, so that is why we switched from the store brand the kitten came with to what our other cat, a purebreed russian blue eats and it hasnt helped (been on new food almost 2 weeks). She lost her mom at a young age and was bottle feed before we adopted her. she also does not cover her poo in the litter box. We try to scratch her paws for her when she is in the box. She has a separate box from our other cat. any ideas to help with the gas/poo and other ideas to get her to cover her business??

Asked by Member 662609 on Jul 27th 2008 in Litter Box Training
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Sassy (2001-2012)

Cats normally cover their poo to hide the smell and because she doesn't that could be why you notice the smell much more than with your other cat. Normally the mother cat teaches them this stuff so she missed out on that lesson. You can try teaching her since she is still young - just keep covering it for her when she goes and let her watch when your other cat covers his.

It's possible she could be allergic to something in the food so if she has diarrhea and you are still concerned ask the vet to recommend a hypoallergenic food you can try. It will have very few ingredients like venison or duck and green pea and if her symptoms go away she's allergic to something in the regular foods.

Sassy (2001-2012) answered on 7/27/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


ditto with izzy
she rites the best answeres yet

Member 601834 answered on 7/28/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer