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post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
Ok does anyone else have a cat who farts lol? I mean when she farts it stinks REALLY bad. Is that normal? She does it ALOT as well.
post #2 of 20
When I first brought Monte home, he really let them rip!!!

The breeder was feeding him Iams, so that is what we were feeding him. My vet said that the food was probably too rich for him. We switched foods and the gas is gone!
post #3 of 20
Thread Starter 
Hmm well I'm using Science Diet for kittens.. IS that ok?
post #4 of 20
There's a big dispute on whether Science Diet is a good brand of food. Yes it is an okay food, but I've heard alot of people complain of their pets having soft stools, or having stinky farts. Someone can better educate you on what things they don't like in their foods, two of these things are Corn and By Products which Science Diet does have. You could switch your kitten over to something whose first ingredient is an actual meat protein [beef, lamb, chicken etc.] and see if that makes your kitten any less gassy. The first three ingredients are what the food contains the most of. Many people recommend Nutro, Chicken Soup for The Cat Lover's Soul, Natural Balance, and then some more holistic/all natural foods like Wellness and Innova. All of these foods have better protein sources [instead of cheapo corn]. I've also heard the Meow Mix POUCHES [not dry food] is really decent.

Here's a website that explains what is in your cats food:

http://www.naturespet.com/flintwhatsin.html

That might help you understand things. Usually if a cat is gassy, the food is too rich, or isn't quite agreeing them.

You might switch foods and see if anything changes. I personally don't have anything against Science Diet, I currently feed Science Diet Lamb and Rice to one of my dogs, Science Diet Puppy to my other, however tomorrow we are going downtown to get a couple of cans of this new food that is by-product, grain, corn, and chemical preservative free. I guess for me we're doing it because I have noticed with science diet my puppies stools are softer, and I don't like the idea of by-products and mixed protein, it may say Lamb and Rice, but it could have other filler proteins to balance the nutrition.
post #5 of 20
Yes, my Lucy cuts the cheese every once in a while and it's always a killer!
post #6 of 20
gas issues are usually traced to soy , corn , wheat and sometimes chn ...

I would advise finding a food without these ...

If price is an issue look at nutros natural choice ( regular not indoor)

If price isnt as much I would try Natural balences venison and pea
post #7 of 20
You might switch foods and see if anything changes. I personally don't have anything against Science Diet, I currently feed Science Diet Lamb and Rice to one of my dogs, Science Diet Puppy to my other, however tomorrow we are going downtown to get a couple of cans of this new food that is by-product, grain, corn, and chemical preservative free. I guess for me we're doing it because I have noticed with science diet my puppies stools are softer, and I don't like the idea of by-products and mixed protein, it may say Lamb and Rice, but it could have other filler proteins to balance the nutrition.[/quote]


Lamb is the least digestable of the top three meats... plus if you read you are giving sorugum(sp) ( I call this the sugar grain) barley and corn... it is too grain heavy IMHO... If you are using lamb for possible allergies try Nutros since it is truelly only lamb and rice
post #8 of 20
Moussaka has a stomach problem and sometimes gives me a whif of his new perfume... The one that really makes me kick her off the bed is Reya though, how a cat so tiny can smell so bad
post #9 of 20
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Lamb is the least digestable of the top three meats... plus if you read you are giving sorugum(sp) ( I call this the sugar grain) barley and corn... it is too grain heavy IMHO... If you are using lamb for possible allergies try Nutros since it is truelly only lamb and rice
My dog was on Nutro before and she hated it, she would only eat once a day, we even put chicken broth on it and she wouldn't eat it. She LOVES the science diet lamb and rice, so that's what I am feeding her because she likes it. She isn't itchy on it, and she has healthy coat and skin. So I could really care less about the grains. Thanks for the info, but I didn't ask for food advice, and don't plan on switching my dog to something she doesn't like.
post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by Plebayo
My dog was on Nutro before and she hated it, she would only eat once a day, we even put chicken broth on it and she wouldn't eat it. She LOVES the science diet lamb and rice, so that's what I am feeding her because she likes it. She isn't itchy on it, and she has healthy coat and skin. So I could really care less about the grains.
Based on her flavor issues... Try either Nutros ultra line, the Max line or Natural balence in the blue bag.. all of these have multiple meats and grains but no corn or soy..shell poop less and shed less on either of the brands

Sorry , just giving you info... your giving here something that is nearly identical to grocery brands...
post #11 of 20
I really don't give a rip whether you feel the food I feed my animals isn't good enough. She has a nice healthy sheen to her coat, her skin isn't flakey or oily and we got her senior panel back and everything is fine. She isn't a risk for cushings, and her levels are all normal.

I understand you are trying to help the situation, but the food I feed her is fine. As it were we may actually be switching to Addicton, because my cat has so many allergy issues. There is no actual proof that feeding my dog Nutro is going to make her live longer, or healthier. I know dogs who lived to be 18 and 19 on the $5 farm food you can get at the feed store.
post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by Plebayo
I really don't give a rip whether you feel the food I feed my animals isn't good enough. She has a nice healthy sheen to her coat, her skin isn't flakey or oily and we got her senior panel back and everything is fine. She isn't a risk for cushings, and her levels are all normal.

I understand you are trying to help the situation, but the food I feed her is fine. As it were we may actually be switching to Addicton, because my cat has so many allergy issues. There is no actual proof that feeding my dog Nutro is going to make her live longer, or healthier. I know dogs who lived to be 18 and 19 on the $5 farm food you can get at the feed store.

I am glad she is doing well... it is likely that she would do good on any food... I have seen vast improvementwith "higher" quality foods ...
post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by Luvmysphynx
When I first brought Monte home, he really let them rip!!!

The breeder was feeding him Iams, so that is what we were feeding him. My vet said that the food was probably too rich for him. We switched foods and the gas is gone!
Same here. No more gas after the Iams switch
post #14 of 20
Thread Starter 
What food do you suggest?
post #15 of 20
If it's an outdoor cat, or there is any sign of fleas, you may also have a tapeworm problem. I had a cat once who got tapeworms periodically, and the smelly gas was always the tipoff. Fleas are a vector for tapeworms, so if you've got fleas, it's a very good possibility.
post #16 of 20
Yep, I think my cat is trying to kill me with the ones she lets go. She'll eat almost anything, but she is gasy with about 80% of what she eats.
post #17 of 20
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by MikeAnderson
If it's an outdoor cat, or there is any sign of fleas, you may also have a tapeworm problem. I had a cat once who got tapeworms periodically, and the smelly gas was always the tipoff. Fleas are a vector for tapeworms, so if you've got fleas, it's a very good possibility.

shes an indoor kitty and she has no fleas..
post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by Plebayo
I really don't give a rip whether you feel the food I feed my animals isn't good enough. She has a nice healthy sheen to her coat, her skin isn't flakey or oily and we got her senior panel back and everything is fine. She isn't a risk for cushings, and her levels are all normal.

I understand you are trying to help the situation, but the food I feed her is fine. As it were we may actually be switching to Addicton, because my cat has so many allergy issues. There is no actual proof that feeding my dog Nutro is going to make her live longer, or healthier. I know dogs who lived to be 18 and 19 on the $5 farm food you can get at the feed store.

Wow! I think that Sharkey was just giving STLGRL advice regarding the gas problem her kitty is having, as far as the advice to eat better brands of food. I don't think she is attacking your preferred feed on a personal level.

One of the nice things about this site is being able to give and get advice from other cat lovers, but just like any other advice take what you need and leave the rest.
post #19 of 20
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One of the nice things about this site is being able to give and get advice from other cat lovers, but just like any other advice take what you need and leave the rest.
I'm sorry if I sounded snappy, but it really gets on my nerves saying basically that what i am feeding is horrible. Because it's not. Although I am giving into the trend, holistic foods and such that are similar are alot like the natural trimming thing going around in the horse world. Everyone screams "Horses must be barefoot" currently, and yeah, shoes aren't GREAT, but some horses need them, no matter what. Because we are breeding horses with bad feet, and they can't hold shoes, right away the shoes are the problem, not the improper breeding.

I'm sorry if I was out of line. I just had to defend Science Diet, even if it isn't the best, it's not the worste ever.
post #20 of 20
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Originally Posted by Plebayo
I'm sorry if I sounded snappy, but it really gets on my nerves saying basically that what i am feeding is horrible. Because it's not. Although I am giving into the trend, holistic foods and such that are similar are alot like the natural trimming thing going around in the horse world. Everyone screams "Horses must be barefoot" currently, and yeah, shoes aren't GREAT, but some horses need them, no matter what. Because we are breeding horses with bad feet, and they can't hold shoes, right away the shoes are the problem, not the improper breeding.

I'm sorry if I was out of line. I just had to defend Science Diet, even if it isn't the best, it's not the worste ever.
I didnt take it as snappy ... all have there own opionions .. I just deliver mine and any info I can
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