How to Help a Cat With Gas Pain and Flatulence

Said Doctor Hanen Abdel Rahman Generally, Flatulence gas pain in cats is caused by either an overall inadequate diet, the ingestion of improper foods, or the cat “wolfing” its food and swallowing too much air. Though it is important to treat the symptom of gas pain for the comfort of your kitty, it is even more important to treat the cause.

Cat With Gas Pain and Flatulence

Why does my cat have terrible gas?
In most instances, cat flatulence occurs when your kitty swallows too much air, or it could be related to allergies or food. Allergies to dust, pollen, and pests such as ticks and fleas can also cause digestive distress, including vomiting, flatulence, or diarrhea.

Is it normal for cats to fart a lot?
If your cat is farting more than you feel is normal, it may have a digestive issue. … Diets that contain large amounts of common gas-producing foods, such as legumes, or cruciferous vegetables, may also be contributing reasons for a cat farting too much.

How Can Cure Cats Flatulence
You may want to write down what your cat eats within a 24-hour period in order to see which foods might be causing his gas. The following are other suggestions that may help your cat:

  • Gradually change your diet into a low-fiber, easily digestible food. Ask your veterinarian about the recommendation.
  • Offer smaller, more frequent meals.
  • Feed cats in multiple cat homes separately to avoid food competition.
  • Keep the cat away from rotten food, that is, litter.
  • Make sure your cat is exercising regularly.

Is flatulence a sign of other health problems?
Excessive flatulence may be a sign that your cat has one of the following symptoms and needs to see a veterinarian:

  • Pancreas problems
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Food allergy
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Intestinal virus
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Worms or other parasites

When is the time to see a vet?
Please see your vet if your cat has excess gas with the following symptoms, as these may indicate a more serious health problem:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Excessive drooling
  • Scooting across the floor
  • Bloody bowel movements
  • Pain when you touch your cat’s belly
  • Bloated abdomen
  • Decreased appetite