Cat Tip of the Day: Make Sure to Smell What Your Cat Makes


Taking care of a cat can be fun.  It can be rewarding.  But like taking care of a baby there are always ups and downs.   Speaking as a parent, we can all agree that when it coming to cleaning and smelling poop, it’s probably one of the least desirable elements to being a parent.  However, it’s a necessary evil.   And the funny thing is that when our baby’s are pooping a normal color and smell it actually makes us happy.   Well, the same goes for our cats.   It’s why we’re telling you to keep a watchful eye on that stuff.

According to Jane Kelley, Many parasites can cause intestinal woes, but the winners of the litterbox gross-out contest are the protozoa. These single-celled nasties, the most common of which are giardia, cryptosporidium, coccidia, and toxoplasma, often cause excruciatingly stinky diarrhea, the color and characteristics of which vary depending on the parasite.

Protozoa can be hard to detect with the standard test for intestinal parasites, but if your cat has long-standing, foul-smelling diarrhea, it’s worth asking your vet to dig a little deeper. Standard dewormers don’t kill protozoa, so your vet will need to prescribe special medication to treat the infestation.

So before you allow your cat to have a serious problem, make sure you are smelling something you normally smell.  If it’s out of the ordinary for a few poop sessions then you might want to consult a vet.

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