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Farting Cats

evil-kitten2.jpgDoes your sweet little kitty have a dark side? Is he really evil and windy? Can he knock a buzzard off a gut wagon?

Although cat flatulence isn’t a serious health problem (unless it’s combined with diarrhea or vomiting), it can be a real nuisance. And it’s no fun for your cat either, since he’s probably suffering from abdominal pain and bloating, too.

What causes cat gas, and more to the point, how can you stop it?

What’s Your Kitty Eating?

Sometimes diet is the culprit. Some kitties are lactose intolerant, which means they have trouble digesting milk or dairy products. Years ago I had a kitten who was half-starved and very sick when I brought her home. Since I had a milk goat and chickens at the time, I figured that milk and eggs would be a great addition to her kitten chow.

Well…that kitten had the WORST gas. I mean, it was enough to kill you. After a few days of wishing I had a gas mask, I finally thought that maybe it was the eggs. And sure enough, when I stopped feeding her eggs, the gas stopped, which made her a lot easier to be around!

The first thing you should consider with a farting cat is your kitty’s diet. Carbohydrates are broken down into sugar and startch during the process of digestion. Sugar and starch can ferment in the intestine, causing intestinal gas. Too many carbohydrates can cause excess gas.

If you have a farting cat, consider switching him to a food that contains less corn, wheat, or soy. Soy especially has been implicated as a gas-causer among cats. You may need to try several brands before you find one that your kitty can tolerate. Change foods gradually since any dietary changes can cause gas, or even diarrhea!

Eating Habits Can Cause Problems

Does your cat eat too fast? Swallowing air can cause intestinal gas, too. If you have more than one cat, he may be stuffing his food down quick so the other cat can’t get it. Try feeding them in separate rooms. If you just have one cat who eats too fast, you may need to give him several smaller meals during the day instead of one or two big ones.

Exercise can help, so be sure to play with your kitty often.

You may want to try PetAlive Flatulence Preventer, a blend of herbal and homeopathic remedies that relieves gas, bloating, and cramps. It’s safe and effective, and it works fast, too. And like all PetAlive products, it contains no animal products, gluten, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

What’s in PetAlive Flatulence Preventer?

  • Anise is an herbal remedy that has been used for centuries to treat digestive disorders and cramps. Anise helps to relieve gas and promote healthy digestion.
  • Fennel helps to relieve the symptoms of gas and bloating and also acts as a digestive aid. Fennel can help to prevent the ‘rumbling stomach’ syndrome.
  • Magnesium Phosphate C6 is a biochemic tissue salt, which is very helpful for the relief of flatulence, heartburn, nausea and colic.
  • Carbo veg C30 is a proven homeopathic remedy recommended for flatulence and indigestion. It is known as a natural purifier for its ability to absorb gases and toxins in the body.
  • Nux Vom. C30 is another proven homeopathic remedy often prescribed for digestive disorders, indigestion and either constipation or diarrhea. It is also an effective remedy for flatulence, abdominal cramping and bloating.

Does it really work?

Here’s what an owner of a gassy cat has to say:

This product definitely works! I wouldn’t have believed it without seeing the difference. Our cat has food sensitiveness which causes terrible gas and bloating, and she has been on a special diet for years with not much improvement, I must say. Your remedy makes her more comfortable after food and we can give her a bigger variety than before. It looks like we found the cure after so many years and so much expense – a simple natural remedy!

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  1. 4 Comment(s)

  2. By Queen Snickers on Dec 11, 2007 | Reply

    It is quite embarrassing, ever sense Momma switched my sister and I to the Wellness brand cat food we both have “clear the room” gas. This is supposed to be such a wholesome, wheat free product my Momma doesn’t know why we are both having such an issue with it. She’s afraid we will have to switch foods again because she and daddy just can’t take the smell any longer. She wondered if anyone else had the same issues with this brand of food?

  3. By Cheysuli on Dec 11, 2007 | Reply

    Naturopathic vets, particularly those who have studied acupuncture may have a number of ideas for treating this. Human acupuncturists can do a lot of gas and bloating in humans and there is a major imbalance that can cause it. Eating the best quality food will always help.

    I have not seen this worked with from a homeopathic perspective, but cats respond so well to this medicine that if there is a vet who does homeopathy in the area, I’d strongly recommend giving that a try.

    I DO NOT recommend dosing or trying herbs yourself. This is a science and herbs and tinctures are medicine. Have an expert do it.

  4. By admin on Dec 12, 2007 | Reply

    I have to disagree with you, Cheysuli. We’d all be better off if we started taking more responsibility for our own health. Relying on “experts” can get you in trouble, which I know from experience.

    I’ve had an interest in herbs and healing for many years. I’ve also studied botany a little too, and I know that plants can be dangerous. Especially if you do something dumb like going out in your yard and picking something you don’t know anything about and making tea out of it.

    However, if you grow your own herbs, or buy them from a reputable company, herbal remedies are much safer than most prescription drugs. Most of the people in the world today rely on herbs for healing as they don’t have access to modern medicine. I’ve been using herbs for years with no problems. Anybody can become an “expert” if they do their homework.

  5. By Michele on Jan 7, 2011 | Reply

    I feed my cats Wellness brand, and my kitten has been having the worst gas from it as well!! My older cat does fine with it, but I think I’m going to switch them both due to the kittens room-clearing flatulence!!

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