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Subject: My cat STINKS! help!!!
Date Posted: 9/9/2008 10:45 PM ET
Member Since: 4/17/2008
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I love my cat, Thumbelina. But she farts. Alot .More than any cat I have ever had.  And it really bad.

She is about 6 months old. We got her when she was 6 weeks. I feed her dry food only ,usally IAMS. I have even tried cheap stuff in desperation.

She seems to do it more when she is happy. When you are petting her. Yuck!!

Help me!!!!


Last Edited on: 9/10/08 7:22 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/11/2008 6:52 PM ET
Member Since: 10/21/2007
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You could bathe her, starting them young is good is you plan to bath them from time to time  And change the food.  Iams is not a good quality food.  Corn is the 3rd ingredient...cats are carnivores and should not be eating corn.  She may smell due to an allergy to the food, most likely the corn.  I'm not aware of a good cat food comparision website...there are tons for dogs but check out this thread it has some good info.  You could check out some of the dog food sites for info though....if the company makes a good quality dog food...it most likely makes a good quality cat food.   


Date Posted: 9/12/2008 1:22 PM ET
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has she had a stool sample checked by the vet? parasites can make them gassy as well.

Date Posted: 10/19/2008 2:04 PM ET
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This might be a little late, but have you tried changing foods? I have always had great luck with Science Diet, and in your cat's case, Science Diet for sensitive stomachs.

Date Posted: 11/17/2008 11:45 PM ET
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LOL  I have a stinky cat too! (Not the one in the picture)  He was really bad when he first came home from the shelter.  I was told to switch him to an indoor cat formula food and it seems to have helped.  Don't get me wrong-sometimes he's still stinky, but nowhere near as bad as before.

Date Posted: 11/23/2008 3:11 PM ET
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I'd definitely reccomend worming her.  Talk to the vet.  If the worming doesn't work you could try a sensitive stomach type diet.  I hope your kitty feels (and smells) better soon.

Date Posted: 12/7/2008 10:29 PM ET
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Date Posted: 12/9/2008 5:57 PM ET
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Carmen, you made me laugh out loud!  I must have gotten kitties from the same litter!