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
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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!21 October, 2009 at 4:03 pm #500349
At the age of three months, Rotley did a mop-up operation on the remains of a piece of coconut cream pie.
I was cradling him in my arms, cooing to him, and suddenly we were both surrounded by a gassy cloud that made him wake up, blinking. He smiled, cuddled, and went back to sleep.
That was five years ago.
My eyebrows and eyelashes are finally growing back.21 October, 2009 at 4:19 pm #500350
Hahahahaahahah @ Julie and Emma! Jack’s_Mum…Hello! There can many factors lurking behind ‘gassy’kitties…good luck with discovering the causes. I will say that my 4 are on a steady diet of both meat and kibble and I don’t change brands. Find something that works and try not to veer away from it…it can cause tummy upsets for them. =)21 October, 2009 at 4:23 pm #500351
Mojo : “I’d say it’s the luck of the draw. Some kittens are simply farters.”
Bit like husbands really… ;o)21 October, 2009 at 4:46 pm #500352
LOL, Jen21 October, 2009 at 5:10 pm #500353
Yes Jen you are so right!!!21 October, 2009 at 5:11 pm #500354
My dad is the farting KING, I swear….his nickname among his co-workers was “Boomer” (lol)
On the other hand, I -never- heard my mom fart.21 October, 2009 at 5:28 pm #500355
one time when my parents lived in NC, i went down to visit. one time my dad farted and the kitties Sophia and Sarah ran for the nearest door screaming. i laughed until i cried…21 October, 2009 at 5:31 pm #500356
the last few months of Velvet’s life she was a stinky poop and fart girl. i just assumed it was the food she was eating. getting anything into that kitty was a chore, and one i’d willing to have back…23 October, 2009 at 3:37 am #500357
This post made me laugh. Lillie doesn’t really fart much, but when she does, it clears the room. For being so small and petite I never imagined her to create such an odour! Poor thing! Lol. I’m convinced she is smiling when she’s done it too! Possibly cause she is not the one gagging!23 October, 2009 at 5:30 am #500358
Oh my gowd! Our Yoda can fart while we’re sound asleep and wake us up! She stinks soooo bad, and it’s rotten eggish!24 October, 2009 at 2:24 am #500359
hahaha…. Lazy farts a lot too! and its funny coz he always go in front of us or in front of our face then farts *weird & rude* LOL… and all u can hear is “pshhh” sound… and there u go u can smell the flowersssss… waaaaaaaaaaahhh…24 October, 2009 at 10:28 pm #500360
Sheba’s Mom in Raleigh, NCParticipant
Funny Emma!30 October, 2009 at 1:38 am #500361
My kitten has this problem also. I adopted her and I thought maybe it was my food she wasn’t used to, but I have had her for over a month and she still does it. I have noticed that it happens if I accidently frighten her, or she is being disciplined. Is this normal???30 October, 2009 at 4:42 am #500362
Hi, Jenn, welcome to TDK. It doesn’t sound very common but it doesn’t sound unusual either. When you say ‘discipline her’, what are you doing? You don’t want to teach your baby to be frightened of you and cats are like kids, they respond better to positive praise etc when they’re doing well than to negative attention when they’re doing something wrong.30 October, 2009 at 10:41 am #500363
Let’s say that she is chewing at the carpet, I will go up to her and say “No” loudly and clap my hands or something like that. If I am behind her and she doesn’t see me some time I startle her and she does that.
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