Why Does My Cat Fart So Much? 7 Reasons

The Discerning Cat

Cats are graceful creatures, from their head to their barbed, expressive tail. Even their personalities reflect that sophistication and refinement.

The Discerning Cat

Although most cat parents will never witness their cats pass gas, it does happen. When a cat farts, it’s silent and undetectable in odor. But if you have noticed that your cat is passing gas frequently, that could be a sign of an irritable digestive system.

The Discerning Cat

It’s normal for your cat to fart but not excessively. If you hear your cat farting in excess, it is understandable why you would be concerned.

Why does my Cat Fart so Much? Is It Normal?

There are many reasons why your furball has bad gas. Some of the main causes of flatulence include a poor digestive system, gastrointestinal diseases, allergies, diet changes, and infections.

7 Potential Reasons Your Cat Is Farting A lot

Cats have special dietary needs, especially indoor ones. If you’re giving human food or low-quality cat food to your pet, all those fillers and carbohydrates will, unfortunately, cause your fur-baby to pass wind, and stinky bacteria build up.

Feeding Your Cat Low-Quality Food

Many cats can develop allergies to cigarette smoke, carpet cleaners, mold, chemicals, grass, weeds – and the list goes on. So food allergies will most definitely cause bad gas.


Humans might like the idea of eating the same every day, but cats don’t mind it. They actually prefer eating the same food at every meal.

A Sudden Change in Diet

Digestive issues such as inflammatory bowel disease, respiratory diseases, and exocrine pancreatic deficiency are among the most common problems that cats face.

Gastrointestinal Diseases

Your cat’s behind can be the source of all kinds of diseases, from abscesses to anal gland disease.

Anal Infection

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