Truffles, pictured here, gets litter or bits of poop stuck on her back end and her mom is wondering what she can do about it. Truffles' mom and I exchanged a few e-mails (I suggested a diet change, as my experience has been with readers that there is a "sticky poop" issue when dry food is in the diet). Please read our correspondence below and if you have any suggestions or tips, please feel free to comment!
"Jenny I am new to having a Ragdoll. I love her she is three years old I have not had her that long. She is beautiful I named her Truffles like the chocolate. I live alone so I do not have a second pair of hands to help keep her clean when she poops sometimes she does not leave the kitty box behind sometimes either the poop or litter come out with her and stick to her hair. I was wondering what is the best way to help her with this. I do not feel comfortable shaving her. She does not like me brushing her or trying to cut her hair in this area. I am finding in my area places that will help shave her or do any grooming want to do this during the week only. They say on Saturdays there are so many dogs that come in to the pet stores the cats do not do well. I work during the week. Do you have any suggestions. Thanks so much
Thank you for writing me back - I wanted to respond to your email and answer your question what kind of food I give my cat and if I used dry cat food I have been using wet food as her main food. The people that had her before used fancy feast can food. I like wellness or a wet food that is grain free like fromm or Evanger as long as the main food is real meat no by products. the dry food that I leave for her is called fromm grain free and I believe is a higher quality food the family that had her before told me they gave different kinds of wet and dry foods so she became use to trying different things meow mix was one dry food. and then a can of the fancy feast. I am trying to slowly change to the type of food I gave my cats before combo wet and dry but higher end. I have never used the raw food even though I have heard from some that raw is good for them I have seen the cat litter box called Breeze Tiddy Cat you have a pad on the bottom shelf and the pelets are larger I have not tried it though but I wondered if it would be better for a long haired cat I thought it may not stick to her hair as much. However the pan seems small for a larger cat. She is a joy to have. I do have a vet visit planned in a few weeks I love to look at floppycats on YouTube it is great to get ideas Thank you so much. for any suggestions on keeping her clean if the poop sticks to her hair. I am planning to get her shaved in this area to help her stay clean
Jenny, Thank you for all the information. I really do appreciate it. I mainly do give her wet food morning and night. I only have been leaving a small amount of dry food for during the day when I am gone at work. I notice she does not eat to much of that she does like the wet food and she waits for that. Her poop has been normal when it comes out she is just not one that likes to bury it so I notice sometimes when she turns around in the litter box some may stick to her fur as she gets out and the first week I had her some of the litter stuck to her fur. She does not like to be brushed much and I do not know the best way to remove the litter or any little amount of poop that should stick to her fur as I do not want her to consider the whole brushing idea as so unpleasant I have use a warm wash cloth but the whole idea of me cleaning her in that area does not make her happy. She is a very loving kitty though I have seen the new Breeze kitty litter system by Tiddy cat I was wondering if this would be a good Idea to switch to as it is not sand/ clay litter it is more larger pellets size and may not stick to her fur as much. Have you seen or tried this kind of litter system. I think I mentioned I have a vet visit coming up and I could just ask the vet all these questions but I really like all your Floppycat reviews and video's and info and you have ragdoll cats thank you for all the time you have taken with my questions."