We all know about dog farts, but we're in disagreement about ones by cats. Do cats even fart? I figure they must, but I'm not aware that my cat of 13 years ever has. Wanda says they don't, but I think maybe they just do it when we're not around.
-- Cuss Baxter, Lincoln Acres
Cats are too adorable to fart? Think again, Wanda. Gophers fart. Elephants fart. And of course we've been warned about cows and sheep, whose farts are burning away the ozone layer. Flatulence is a fact of animal life. It can be benign or near-lethal if the animal in question has some sort of digestive problem. Dogs tend to eat a wider range of odd things (garbage, poop) and are more prone to stomach upsets and farting. Cats, being much pickier eaters, are less fartacious.