20 October, 2009 at 6:46 pm #32727
I got a kitten just over a week or so ago and have noticed he has very smelly farts. His poo’s seem normal and i’ve felt his belly which doesn’t feel swollen or anything. I was wondering if anyone could know why this was happening, because surely it can’t be healthy??!!
The food he is on is Hills Science Plan Healthy Development Kitten Food. Could this be the problem? Should i encorporate some wet food into his diet as well?
He is 9 weeks old btw.
Thanks in advance for any help!!20 October, 2009 at 6:59 pm #500335
Awwww……..poor little fella. I think it’s ok. When we first brought home a pair of kittens, one of them farted quite a bit. He was originally called “Basil Fawlty” for the character in “Fawlty Towers”, but we took to calling him “Basil Farty” for awhile because he had kitty gas (lololol)
He got over it once he got used to his new home. Now his sister…. who turned 16 over Labor Day, sometimes gets kitty gas. Just like older people…
If it keeps up for a month or so, you might contact your vet, otherwise, laugh at the gas and enjoy your baby. Can we see pictures? We love babies on this site…20 October, 2009 at 8:02 pm #500336
It’s probably because he’s not used to the food. Any sudden change in diet can cause stomach issues. Give it time. If it still continues and he’s not in any discomfort don’t worry.20 October, 2009 at 8:08 pm #500337
Pickle farts when she’s happy. Unfortunately, she’s a very happy cat ;o) and her’s stink!!!!!20 October, 2009 at 8:35 pm #500338
Crockey, being a stray was not used to regular cat food…he was a stinkpot at first too! Now, he is back to “normal” digestive wise!20 October, 2009 at 8:49 pm #500339
Some wet food is probably a good idea too20 October, 2009 at 9:29 pm #500340
I’ve heard the Hills Science diets do cause kitties to have stinky farts. I can remember one of my boys being on Hills K/D, and he got really gassy on it. The farts quite literally took my breath away . . .20 October, 2009 at 9:34 pm #500341
Hmmm, our lot’s on Hills (all except Harry, who turns his nose up at everything – including treats! – if it’s not Whiskas!)20 October, 2009 at 9:41 pm #500342
Madcat, do their farst smell especially bad? Or is it just a transition thing that they get over after a while? I gave up on Shakespeare and the K/D . . .21 October, 2009 at 2:14 am #500343
when i first brought my baby home, he was recently dewormed and we changed his food from what they were feeding at the shelter. he was a seriously stinky gassy baby. very powerful odors for such a small thing. he eventually grew out of it, i guess, because he no longer noticeable farts. im sure once your kitty’s diet settles no matter what you’re feeding it should settle down. if it doesnt in a few weeks then a visit to the vet might be in order.21 October, 2009 at 3:06 am #500344
For sure feed wet food…if you can feed all wet.
The soy or corn in SD could be causing it. IMO Hills is overpriced junk…you can do a lot better for its price.21 October, 2009 at 10:51 am #500345
Skyron – not especially bad no, just your run of the mill fart smell. Not likely to cause permanent nasal damage, but you wouldn’t choose to have your nose anywhere close…!21 October, 2009 at 2:59 pm #500346
I’d say it’s the luck of the draw. Some kittens are simply farters. My Kensho is like that although it’s better at 3 months than it was at 2. But his farts can peel the paint of the walls. They’re vicious! You just have to grin and bear it. Maybe buy some incense. I think most kittens grow out of it.21 October, 2009 at 3:01 pm #500347
One of Blackbeards nicknames is “Stinky Butt Boy” and my little princess Betty doesn’t fart often but when she does it will clear the room!!!21 October, 2009 at 3:17 pm #500348
WAHAHAHA (at 2B) Tansey doesn’t fart much, but BOY HOWDY when she uses her cat box, I can’t figure out how such a tiny cat holds onto such a BIG stink! (lol). We had to get one of those plug-in Glade two-sided air fresheners Just for Miss Vrrr’s stinky poo!
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