Do Cats Fart? The Truth about Feline Flatulance

If there’s one thing we know for sure about farts, it’s that they’re stinky.  And hilarious.  Well, sometimes not so hilarious.  However, the burning question on our minds today is:  do cats cut the cheese?  Let’s find out!

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How and Why Cats Cut the Cheese

The answer should have been pretty obvious already, especially if you’re a current cat owner.  Although I personally can’t remember my cat ever making a fart sound – they’ve certainly made fart smells!  And boy, can they smell. Especially when they need to go poop.

Cats fart for a wide variety of fun reasons.  First and foremost, a cat’s belly collects gas just like any other mammal, and it has to go somewhere.  Sometimes it can be a matter of feeding them the wrong type of food, or them not having enough water in their system.  Sometimes they simply gulp too much air when eating.

How to Help Your Cat Avoid Being Gassy

If your cat is especially stinky, there are a few things you can do to help ease their stomachs from going all gurgly-wurgly.  Here are a few cat gas tips:

Cats Don’t Need Milk – I know, I know.  You’ve all heard that cats love milk, but the truth is that a lot of them are lactose intolerant and their belly can’t handle it all that well.  You can try probiotics to help with that, but a cat shouldn’t eat human yogurt, the same way they shouldn’t really drink cow milk.  You also shouldn’t give your cat tuna as a treat.  They might love it, but it contains a lot of salt.

Cat Food with a Low Price Tag – cheap cat food and cheap cat litter both have the same problem:  you get what you pay for.  Cheap cat food contains a lot of filler that isn’t all that great for cats, especially if they have a sensitive stomach.  The same way a cheap cat litter will only somewhat do the job – they both can help your cat get by at a lower price, but you’ll end up paying more later.

What if Your Cat is Still Gassy?

Some cats just have more sensitive stomachs than others, even if you avoid the tips mentioned above. In that case, you can try adding a little fiber to your cat’s diet.  Do this, along with offering more frequent, but smaller meals.

You should also be aware that if your cat’s gas happens too often, and is accompanied by stomach pain or vomiting, that you should take your cat to the vet to ensure that nothing serious is going on.

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