|Purred: Wed Jan 14, '09 3:09pm PST |
|Khina, I see your cat sometimes goes 3 days without a stool and she is fed a raw diet, right? So, maybe it isn't so uncommon...? And you are not afraid that she is constipated? I will definately continue to make sure it doesn't go past 3 days.
Yes. All the animals are on 100% raw. The cats have been all raw since last May. Each day they get one bone in meal and one boneless meal. Then on Sundays they get a bone in meal and organ soup with a bony side (usually part of a chicken back). Their weekly soup contains organs, eggs, pureed butternut squash and whatever leftover meat or baby food is in the fridge. Khina and the ferrets aren't big fans of eating organs, so I give them this one soupy meal per week. The day after soup is the day of smelly poop. (Still less stinky than kibble poop though ) I would say that I scoop 4-5 Gordie poops per week and 3-4 Khina poops. This has stayed pretty darn consistent since the transition, so I accept it as their normal schedule. It definitely did freak me out at first when they didn't go every day, so I don't blame you at all for being concerned. The litter box gives you a lot of good clues as to the health of your cat, so good for you for paying attention!
One more thing I wanted to say was the raw he started out on was whole chicken carcass medallions ground (no added ingredients) mixed in with the canned. And now he is on meat chunks (minimal bone, and organs)...So maybe the ground had more moisture???
Maybe or maybe it contained more organs than you thought. Was this pre-made ground? I assume so since you said "medallions". It's hard to know exactly what's in those pre-made meals. I would doubt that they are grinding up a whole chicken and then portioning it out. It's probably more like chicken pieces that they're throwing in together so that they're getting all the parts in their, but likely not in the exact ratio of an entire bird. Or it could be that their was just more waste materials like feet and feathers that caused more movements.
I wish the catster forums weren't set up so that you can't see previous posts while you're typing, but did you say if you feed pumpkin regularly?
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