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Do cats fart?

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Have you ever wondered if cats are able to fart? As a cat owner, you probably already know the answer. It may not be the best topic to discuss at the dinner table, but it’s important for every pet parent to learn about. Read our newest blog article to find out everything you need to know!

When we take a look at the digestive tract of cats, we can see they are quite similar to a human or a dog. It’s more common for dogs (and humans) to pass gas, but yes, cats do it just like you and me! Flatulence is a natural occurrence in animals, so when you hear or smell something that isn’t coming from your roommate, then you don’t have be worried: it’s just your cat doing their thing!

Cute cat on a book

Flatulence is defined as excess gas in a cat’s stomach. It can be developed by fermenting food in the digestive tract or when they swallow air while eating too fast or too much. Eventually, it is released by the body. If it happens more than usual, it could be an indication that something is not going the way it’s supposed to be in your pet’s digestive system.

As you may have already guessed, one of the main reasons of cat farts is food. Food allergies or other sensitivities can contribute to excessive gas as well. Making sure you have the right cat food for your purry friend is the first step to manage their flatulence. Start with only giving cat food to your cat. Don’t give them leftovers from dinner, because their digestive system won’t always appreciate this. Do your research or talk to an expert to select a meal plan that fits your cat perfectly. Every cat is different and likes different food, so find out what is right for your cat!

In some rare cases, cat flatulence can be caused by a disease. If your cat has other symptoms like for example vomiting or excessive diarrhea, then it’s time to bring a visit to the veterinarian. Read our previous blog to find out some tips on how to make the trip to the vet a little bit easier for your cat. 

Good luck!

My Purry Friends


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