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Just wondering about flatulent cats.....

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phoenix Tue 07-May-19 20:50:54

As you do,

Both Oliver Sprout and Minnie have, in the last couple of days, been prone to breaking wind that is absolutely vile smelling (stench would be more appropriate, but I dont think that "stenching" is a word)

Now, I know of course that the cat food is no doubt the primary cause, let's face it it smells pretty bad going in, let alone coming out in whatever form confused

But it has got me pondering. When one of them does it, does the other think "bloody hell
Oliver Sprout/Minnie (as appropriate) that stinks!"

As I say, just wondering.

Glammy57 Sat 11-May-19 09:00:14


labazsisslowlygoingmad Fri 10-May-19 18:14:10

one of our dog farts and when she does it could fell an elephant!

Glammy57 Fri 10-May-19 18:03:08

Love your response Phoenix! He’s far more genteel than my husband! 😀😻

DillytheGardener Thu 09-May-19 01:01:32

Windy Pops! Just woke up Mr D laughing and he is as deaf as a post 😂

phoenix Wed 08-May-19 20:24:53

Glammy57 Oliver Sprout is incredibly well mannered and polite in many ways, always "thanks" the person who has opened the window to let him in, then wanders across to say hello to the other one. Minnie on the other hand just comes in!I

I think the crucial part of your post, it that you have only known Oscar to fart once! He may well have had several episodes of "windy pops" (as Mr P calls them) but you have been absent when they have happened.

Unless of course he is such a genteel chap that when he feels there might be an emission of (ahem) less than fragrant air from his nether regions, he considerately leaves the room!

Glammy57 Wed 08-May-19 20:09:32

Brilliant post! Our cat Oscar is the most polite cat we’ve had, only known him to fart once! 😻

phoenix Wed 08-May-19 18:41:44

"Bike"??? I'm sure I typed "vile"!

Damn you, tablet!

phoenix Wed 08-May-19 18:27:14

Thank you breeze.

GillT57 so glad it's not just mine, as you say it's not a lot (thank heavens) but even the occasional emission can be so damn bike

that you can almost feel your eyelashes curl!

lindiann I will take that advice on board, even though at present we don't have a dog.

However (evil grin) we could always feed them to someone else's dog.....................

lindiann Wed 08-May-19 16:12:18

Never give Brussell sprouts to a dog smile

Maremia Wed 08-May-19 15:57:15

Pleeeese stop! This cat farting thread is tooo funny.

GillT57 Wed 08-May-19 15:28:33

My cats have not had a problem with farting a lot, but occasionally will release a nasty one, usually when on my lap. We used to have a wonderful boxer dog who would get up leave the room, thus giving us a few minutes warning.

Londonpussycat Wed 08-May-19 15:17:30

I have 7 and I must admit I have not noticed them ‘pumping’ as my granddaughter would say.
It’s the ‘silent but violent ‘ones that are mouth watering ( not in a good way, I might add)
My daughters dog was a terror for that.

breeze Wed 08-May-19 15:14:57

p I love your humour 😁

phoenix Wed 08-May-19 15:06:47

Thank you all for the posts.

AlisonKF both very happy mogs, although Oliver Sprout scorns the water bowl and demands that the kitchen tap is turned on for him confusedwhich of course means a certain amount of poncing about around the edge of the sink. He could qualify for a Masters Degree in poncing about, he's got it down to a fine art.

Don't worry germ phobes, it gets frequently squirted with cleaning stuff and wiped over!

shysal Wed 08-May-19 14:53:21

Only one of my cats farts occasionally - always at the vet. Must be nerves.

AlisonKF Wed 08-May-19 14:40:35

I think the advice to approach the vet is probably correct. I have had many cats over a long life and none have been flatulent. My advice e is to trawl through online sites giving advice on cat ailments. All vets can come up with costly treatments whatever is presented. As with humans, you can often diagnose, or get a good idea beforehand. Try specialist dry cat food for digestive problems.. Contact the manufacturers. Spend on good quality food as cheaper foods are rubbish. Three cats should be costing you around £30.00 a week. Are the cats having contented lives? Tails up, purring, drinking water at will?

Buntybunny21 Wed 08-May-19 14:07:51

Sazzle My daughter's Springer spaniel does the same, walks off having gassed us!! My cat doesn't seem to thank goodness.

sharon103 Wed 08-May-19 13:53:14

Thanks for the laughs. Soo funny. smile

breeze Wed 08-May-19 13:10:33

If it's just a recent thing phoenix and your cats are used to their food it could be that they have been 'dining out' and have munched on a bird or mouse.

I've owned lots of cats but never had any that parped. Even the ones that lived to a good old age. My elderly dog however, sounds like someone letting air out of a balloon shock We, childishly get the giggles but he just lays there oblivious.

It's usually an older age thing though. As I can vouch for smile

Love the name Oliver Sprout grin

CarlyD7 Wed 08-May-19 12:53:20

Have just asked my friend how her moggy is - whenever I visited her I swear he used to sit on my knee just to fart. He would then look around at me as if to say "was that you?" and stalk off!! She says she's changed his food - to one she buys mail order from Lily's Kitchen (just in case you're interested) and he's much better (I sincerely hope it's worked for my next visit).

gillyknits Wed 08-May-19 12:38:51

When we adopted our stray, Harry, he had terrible flatulence. The vet put him on a course of antibiotics because he said it can be caused by naughty bacteria in the gut. It worked wonders and cured it. Might be worth mentioning to your vet. at your next regular appointment.

Craftycat Wed 08-May-19 12:30:44

Well you called him Sprout!!
I have had cats all my life but never had a farting one.
Now dogs are a different matter- they certainly do let rip.
I remember a memorable evening when the local vicar -also Cub Scout leader- came round to see ( vet??) us before elder DS started cubs. Our adorable dog sat lovingly on his feet all evening & never stopped letting rip. To give the man his due he never mentioned it so we didn't either but we had hysterics when he left.
Luckily DS was a model cub scout so I'm sure all was forgiven.

Stella14 Wed 08-May-19 11:54:43

I only recently learned that a healthy cat doesn’t have flatulence. I have a six-month-old who started with the startlingly smelly farts a month ago. Having read that it should not be an issue in a cat, I took her to the Vet. She had a course of steroid and antibiotic treatment which reduced it dramatically, but didn’t deal with it completely. If it hadn’t reduced it, our Vet would have wanted to test for a couple of nasty viruses, but because it improved, she said it wouldn’t be one of those. The same treatment was repeated. So far so good.

Annaram1 Wed 08-May-19 11:32:40

I am no cat lover so don't know about them. I had a dog who occasionally broke wind rather loudly. Once he did this while sitting down and he turned around and looked accusingly at the ground.
Slightly different track = was on a country walk with a male friend and we stopped to admire a beautiful horse grazing in a field. Suddenly it started galloping around the field, farting loudly all the time. So embarrassing for me, but my friend laughed....

grandtanteJE65 Wed 08-May-19 11:31:00

Mine pass wind if they have been hunting and eaten their prey. Birds seem to cause a greater problem when eaten than mice.

Like us, if they eat their food too fast they pass wind, unlike us they do tend to get worms if they hunt, so I second the idea of worming them, especially, as the problem seems to occur here if the cats need worming.