Why does my dog keep farting?

asked 2017-06-08 15:44:14 -0500

My dog won't stop farting! Why is she doing this? Should I consider changing her food?

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answered 2017-06-08 15:54:00 -0500

Avoid feeding your dog canned food. Also a low-quality diet can cause a lot of flatulence. You might want to switch his food to a higher quality diet with more fiber. It may also help to take him for a walk which will encourage pooping and get some of that gas out

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answered 2017-06-09 09:49:38 -0500

If you are feeding canned food, in addition to the reason Jabrae gave, it's also not good for their teeth. If you're trying to make the kibble more appealing I would recommend mixing in a table spoon of pumpkin puree. Canned but not the pie filling. It's good for their digestive tract and keeps my hound from needing his anal glands expressed so frequently. A Tbsp/day of yogurt is a good option. You could also use a low sodium chicken or beef broth if flavor is what you're after.

I found out the hard way that liver treats cause horrific, room clearing gas.

If you're feeding food from the grocery store, I would suggest upgrading. Natural Choice is an affordable mid-range food. Just be sure to transition gradually or you'll really have some gastrointestinal grief. If she's gobbling her food down you might try a slow feeder dish or they sell a ball shaped object to put in her bowl to slow her down.

Hope this helps!

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