As far as gassy doggies go, the vet had us try beano, which normally is for humans, but also works well for dogs. We used 3-4 tablets 3 times daily and at bedtime for our standard poodle. He had terrible gas that used to wake us up at night. It worked really well!
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Ditto about the food. My next door neighbor, who works at a vet, had some very expensive high-protein dog food that gave her golden gas. I fed some to my poodle and bichon as atreat a couple of times and sure enough, the same thing happened. Last week, though, cleo had gas a couple of times, and I couldn't trace the source, unless it was some chicken skin I mixed in her normal dry food (and which went quicker than that, of course). So I've got to watch the fat content too...
Mighty Joe has a slight heart murmur, and some minor dietary issues. So the vet put him on Hill's K/D, then switched him to Hill's W/D. The bummer is that it cost a little more, and I have to go to the vet to buy it. And he's not open on Saturdays, so I usually go on Thursday, when he opens at 7 to buy it.
Unfortunately Hill's W/D is high fiber and creates 3X the usual amount of "extract".
I also had to stop giving him salty snacks...like pig's ears. I have special treats for him now too...he hated them for the 1st 2 weeks, and now he loves them!
Mighty Joe is 13 1/2, but actually pretty darn spunky for his age!
Great subject...rather humorous! My Mighty Joe used to lay on the floor below me a lot while I was lounging on the couch...and he would gas me with SBDs quite often! I'd always accuse my husband first, but no, it was our poodle!
He (Mighty Joe, not my husband) has been on prescription dog food for about a year now, and the farting went away. PU, I don't miss it.
So, maybe it's something in the food that just doesn't settle in the stomach so well?
Ok, I have no advice here but since we're discussing passing gas I have a poodle story. My Lady has this habit of sleeping on the couch but when she gets up she puts her front paws on the floor with her back paws still on the couch and stretches all the way out. Too often when she does this with her butt up in the air she farts. Of course I exclaim "Lady!" which is even more ridiculous because she's not acting like one.
Oh my, that sounds pretty bad! You would think it is a digestive thing if he has so much gas. Check the ingredients for common allergens like wheat, corn, gluten, etc. If it's a grain free food, then it may be that he is allergic to one of the protein sources. Switching to a single source protein will help you determine that. First check out the most likely culprit though, which would be grains. Dogs are omnivores, but they don't really digest grains well.
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Hilo, our 9 month old puppy, seems to have stinky gas very often. He is on a high quality food - Dick Van Patten's Nature's Balance - that was recommended to me by his breeder. He also gets a few beef liver treats everyday. I've cut out most of the other treats (meat scraps) because I thought it might be contributing to the problem. Any ideas? I swear, last night he passed gas that was so smelly it woke me from a sound sleep!
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