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1/21/13 11:25 A

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Thankfully, he is only passing once in a great while now. I think when they are at Dumb Friends they are checked for things like that, but I am not sure. They are checked for their health certainly, or he would not have had his teeth worked on.

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1/20/13 10:57 P

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IF Orzo remains gassy, get him checked for Guardia, an parasite. if he has it, you will need to treat all the cats and follow vet instructions to the letter. one of ours had it and we called Chicago the windy kitty before we knew what was going on. Thankfully, it stopped with treatment.

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1/17/13 4:00 P

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IMA, that's hilarious! My orange kitty in my icon is my favorite, Tori. We call him "Dumbass" because he has a habit of shutting himself in the bathroom. He's a darling, though!

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1/16/13 8:23 P

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I wonder if April had that. She was okay with leaving her food all the time until I switched to the natural foods. Then she started pigging out. I never saw her eat till she threw up, but she did end up with a big belly haning under her.

Orzo doesn't eat a whole lot, but seems to eat the right amount. He looks like he is getting fat, but when he comes to me I find out it is just his fur. He has definitely made a choice on eating the grain free food over the Science Diet and will cry to me if he is out of BG and still has Science Diet.

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1/16/13 7:46 P

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I never would have thought of hyperthyroidism. I guess we thought Pig was either a little different or maybe didn't have that 'off' switch. My brother says that one of his cats--an orange tabby--seems a little slow at times because he has to concentrate on staying orange, and it takes all of his attention to do that. emoticon

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1/16/13 10:16 A

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IMA, I have a cat who does that, too. She has hyperthyroidism. Even though she is now on medication, I can't let her eat for too long, or I'll have a mess to clean up. She's been that way since I had her. (We think she may be a little "slow.")

Some cats just don't have that switch that tells them "we are full now."

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1/15/13 9:57 P

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My mom had a cat that would eat until he threw up. We used to say he had bulimia. He was the first cat that I ever knew that would do that. I always thought that cats would just eat enough and walk away. But, I guess some cats will eat too much at one time. We had to watch him and portion out his food so he didn't gulp. His name was Pig (not because he ate too much--he was named Piglet from Winnie-the-Pooh as a tiny kitten). I miss ol' Pig--he was a sweetie. I don't know if he had gas issues, though.

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1/15/13 9:49 P

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My late cat would throw up after eating (which could have been gas related). The vet told me (after he died, unfortunately), that I could have used a pie plate to feed him, so the food is not layered (just one layer of food), so it takes a little longer to eat and they can't gulp it so fast. It's probably switching food, but just thought I'd throw that in there.

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1/11/13 3:30 P

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I'm glad he's doing better.

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1/10/13 7:25 P

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He is doing better. I mix his foods half and half. Some could be that he doesn't chew his food since he lost 5 teeth before I got him. The vet gave him some canned food, but he doesn't seem to like it. He will eat less than a teaspoon at a time when I give it to him, so I've just stuck with the dry food. Can't afford those canned foods anyway with all the expenses I am getting right now.

Thankfully, when Orzo had his gas attacks he wasn't on my lap or stomach. He does his sleeping at night on my stomach or lap, but otherwise has chosen a dog bed for sleeping on. He avoids his own bed like crazy.

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1/10/13 6:16 P

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I've laughed and laughed reading some of these comments. Cats are so funny! I don't know if Alice ever gets much gas, because she's not a 'lap cat'. However, Maggie can quite the stinkmeister sometimes (she likes to sleep curled up right under my chin!). (She had a scan once to check for some bladder issues and the vet pointed out that her intestines had a lot of gas in them. I could have told him that, ha ha!)

I agree that it's probably food-related. If I change their food to another brand or even a new flavor within the same brand, I try to start adding some of the new food to their old for a few days and then gradually switch over to the new food.

I would suggest asking the vet if it continues even after he should have adjusted to the food change. But, some cats are just natural gas-filled!

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Our cat Lucky was like that when we first got her, but it went after a while. I assumed it was the change in cat food. She was really funny about it. She'd break wind, look at us in total disgust and walk out as if we were the culprits.

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Aw! They really do understand!

When I commented to my cat, Juli, one night, she kind of laughed at me and jumped off my lap. LOL! (My cats are really spoiled and know they can get away with anything.)

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1/4/13 9:52 A

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Thanks. He really smelled up the room last night. When I told him he was stinky he went to the other room and stayed there for a long time. When he came back to bed (my stomach) he had quit, thank goodness.

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1/4/13 7:26 A

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Switching foods can give some cats some horrible gas. Hope it goes away soon.

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If you're still in the process of switching him over to the new food, that could be why, especially if you're going from a regular food to a grain free one. It also could, indeed, be from his eating too fast, I would think, but I'm not a vet.

I'd say give it some time as he adjust to his diet, watch his stools if you can, and if it continues, take him to the vet.

I have 7 cats, and every once in a while, one will be gassy, but I don't know why in their case. (Luckily, it doesn't last!)

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1/4/13 1:50 A

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I haven't ever noticed it in the other cats I have had before, but Orzo seems to be really gassy. I know with the dogs that is often with the food they eat. Is that the same way with cats or could it be from him not chewing his food. He was on Science Diet when they had him at the Petco and we got the rest of the bag (almost full) for $1 and then I got him some BG which I have been putting a little of in to get him transferred over. The cats I had before, except for April, had cheap stuff like Friskies and 9 Lives.

There is a cat show near here this weekend that has a kind of cat that looks like a leopard (starts with an S). The lady that has him said she feeds raw meat and Blue Buffalo. I know that a lot of them are fed raw meat. I would like to be able to og see the show, but I need to get a new water pump in the truck and can't go anywhere until then.

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