I have two 9-month-old Cornish Rex cats. They eat only dry food (Solid Gold Katz-n-Flocken) and like it. They also eat some cooked chicken a couple of times a week. They seem healthy and happy, except that their stools are frequently loose. Is that a problem?
B.C., Naples, FL May 02, 2010
Having loose stools is one of the first signs of dysbiosis -- a problem in the alimentary tract/digestive system. First, parasites or bacterial or other infections must be ruled out. Then do a careful review of all ingredients in your cats' food. They may have a hypersensitivity (which is genetically shared) to one or more ingredients, byproducts or supplements in this better-quality cat food.Encourage your cats to drink plenty of pure water because it is a challenge for many cats to stay healthy on an all-dry, manufactured diet. Try various other dry cat foods such as Organix from Castor & Pollux and both dry and canned organic cat foods from Evanger's, PetGuard and Natura -- to name a few. You should also give your cats some fish oil and probiotics.
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