Hello, I have a unaltered Male cat named Lasair. He is Red Point Siamese and is about 1-2 years old [not 100% sure]. I got him as a stray found by a lady who knew there was more to him. He was obviously a house pet by his temperament and how adoring he is to everyone. I never found his owners. He has a problem, Since I have had him he has always pooped a VERY foul smelling orange poop. Its consistency changes from rather soft to a cow patty. I have owned cats my whole life and have NEVER seen this before. At first I thought maybe it was just his food, but even with gradual changes to food, anywhere from expensive to cheap NOTHING has changed. I have always fed my cats 'Purina Cat Chow : Indoor Formula' and never had ANY problems until I got Lasair. After trying different foods I thought maybe it was just stress from moving a few times since I got him, once to my home, then down the street to our new apartment then all the way across the U.S. to were we live now. It has been a few months and he is still the same; very happy, loving, loves to play with my other cat, wants to play outside, but rather play inside with his toys, BUT still pooping orange. I've had to hold off taking him to the vet due to moving, and the expensive of the move, along with working odd hours that have me sleeping during the day. I asked a few different people at pet stores and they all suggested that i put Pumpkin into his diet, I did so, and even added more soft cat food to his diet, but he doesn't like it. Hes not picky by any means, sticks his noes up to human food yet, but will eat ANY kind of cat food you put in front of him, soft or hard. I'm not sure what to think. He has GAINED weight since I got him, he was only about 6 lbs about 5 months ago and now is a healthy 9lbs, BUT his stomach is constantly 'tough' Not sure if hes also constipated. Note: He drinks PLENTY of water. I use a dog bowl for my cat's food, and another for water. I have to fill the water about every 2-4 days. He also drinks out of the dog's water bowl and sometimes out of the sink when I run if for my female cat who likes to play in it. These are the foods I've tried with him : Simply Nourish : Salmon & Seafood Blend ***Current Food*** Alley Cat : [Not sure the type] Purina Cat Chow : Indoor Formula Friskies : Surf N' Turf Purina One : SmartBlend Salmon & Tuna Simply Nourish : Soft Food [Had Pumpkin in it] I'm kind of at my wits end and very worried, I don't want to fork up a vet bill if I can possibly fix this with a different type of food, or by limiting his diet, or something. I've been thinking about slowly cutting off food to specific feeding times twice daily, but my work schedule is very wonky. I'm not sure what to do and i hope someone can give me some advice... If all your going to say is take him to the vet, please don't respond, I only want to hear suggestions about what I should do to AVOID a vet visit.