Flatulence (which is a nicer word to describe an awful smell) occurs when food ferments in the digestive tract, your cat swallows air after eating too fast or too much, or if there’s a disorder of the stomach, small intestine or colon.
A little gas is a natural part of the digestive process and usually passes quickly. However, excessive gas may indicate that something is wrong in your cat’s digestive system. Despite the silliness of flatulence, it can be an indication of a serious problem. So what causes flatulence in cats?
- Diets high in wheat, corn, soybeans or fiber
- Dairy products
- Spoiled food
- Food allergies
- Poor food absorption
- Eating too fast
- Intestinal parasites
If you suspect your cat may have excessive flatulence, you might want to consider taking your cat to the vet so the vet can small what you’ve been smelling all this time. At least then you won’t think you’re the only person who thinks your cat can be as disgusting as an out of shape man sitting on a couch all weekend, drinking beer and filling the air with his flatulence aroma.