Dr. Baum, my kitten is passing very smelly gas. What can I do?

My kitten is passing very smelly gas! Dr. Baum recommends test to see if there is a parasite, and also dietary experiments to see if the smelly gas problem disappears

Dear Dr. Baum —

My kitten is passing very smelly gas. She is very active, plays a lot and seems very healthy. Also her bowel movements are very smelly. Should I change her food to another brand? I would really appreciate your help.

Thank you. She is 4 months old.

Nancy Wyatt,
West Los Angeles CA

Dear Nancy:

You should have a parasite exam on her stool. If it is negative, gradually try another brand of kitten food and observe what changes, positive, negative or neutral, occur.

Dr. B


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