Everyone farts… it may be a tad bit embarrassing, but if it makes you feel better, even our little feline friends do it too! You may not have realized it because dogs tend to expel more gas than cats. However, sometimes a cat does let one lose and you get a little wiff and just think… “Wooh! Is that normal?”
Well, we are here to… clear the air!
Most Cat Farts Are Normal
So before you get worried and just realize that your cats farts start to sinks, here is some common causes; Diets that are high in fiber, Dairy ingestion, Eating too fast and swallowing excessive amounts of air, Consuming spoiled food or garbage, Hairballs, and Dietary changes especially ones that aren’t gradual
Here’s when you should start to worry…Noticeable tummy rumbling, Abdominal bloating, Excessive gas, Diarrhea, Vomiting, Bloody stools, Abdominal pain when the belly is touched, Decreased appetite, Scooting along the floor, and ?Excess drooling
- If any of these symptoms have become frequent, then you should probably consult a veterinarian.
At the Vets
During a vet consultation, they will start asking you about your cat’s diet and eating habits. It will be wise for them to also conduct a thorough physical examination and possibly order blood work or abdominal x-rays. We know that these tests may seem scary but they are crucial for getting to the bottom of anything going on with your cat.
So, all in all, it’s totally normal for cats to “cut the cheese”!