I have a newly adopted siamese cat, 5 months old. He is very gassy, P.U. Espically when he sits on my lap of the evening. Outside of changing food, or out-growing it, does anybody have any miracle cures? He eats Meow-Mix dry food, no canned food yet. He was adopted from a shelter 2 weeks ago.
Here's a website that I find a lot of useful info on all of the time. I get daily emails from them. http://www.petplace.com/cats/flatulence-in-cats/page1.aspx I was also noticing that my girls seemed gassier than any cat I had in the past. I was wondering if it was just because they are cuddlier and I pick them up a lot and they love to sleep near my face. Was I just not noticing it with cats in the past? But all 3 have gotten over it and now it only happens if they get a tummy upset. I wouldn't make too many changes until the kitty adjusts to living with you a bit longer. But you could try a better food as well. If it goes on too long, then the vet needs to check for any medical issues that may be causing it. But for now it may just be the food and the new home.
Kittens are always gassy. Their digestive tracts are very sensitive. It is best not to switch their food. If you do so, do it gradually. Mixing in the new brand with the old. 3 parts old, 1 part new.....a week later 1/2 and 1/2, etc. I have 2 eight month olds, and they are still gassy but not as often.
Thanks for the help. I'm not sure what food he was on? he was a gift from my daughter,and she said it was just cheap generic brown bag food that they were feeding. I just bought this bag of Meow Mix before my other cat disappeared. He took off during a bitter cold spell in January, and never came home. I'm always attatched to a cat as well as my dogs are, so she brought me a new one. Anyway, I will muddle through with the gas, but my husband sure does fuss alot...I know, like he has room to talk!