Dog Flatulence - does your dog "fart" and
would you like to help him or her reduce that flatulence problem?
You love your dog - who
doesn't. But if you dog does have a spot of flatulence you'll know it
can be embarrasing as well as rather smelly! Read on for information
and tips that can help to reduce your dog's flatulence.
follows is general (but detailed) information on dog flatulence. See
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dogs can have a touch of excessive wind from time to time. Just like us
humans do. And when a dog has wind, he gets rid of it in the same way
us humans do. Yes – dogs get flatulence and (in the politest possible
way) blow it out their ass or fart to relive themselves of it. Again –
just like us humans do.
your beloved dog does suffer from a touch of flatulence you’ll be sure
to know about it not only by the sound of that “fart” but also by the
unmistakable aroma. Oh boy, it stinks! While you may be able to handle
that while out for a walk with your pooch or by a quick blast of air
freshener at home, your dog’s flatulence can be a touch embarrassing if
it happens when you’re with friends, in the car and similar. Even if
it’s not embarrassing or your comfortable with it, your dog may not be.
are things you can do to ease your dog’s flatulence and make your
prized pet healthier and happier. What follows is general help and
advice relating to dog flatulence for informational purposes. If and
you are in any doubt about your dog’s health then please consider
consulting your vet.
of dog flatulence
is basically the accumulation of gas in the gastrointestinal tract. The
breakdown of bacteria during normal digestion when can cause this
naturally. Any dog can suffer from it do differing degrees – some may
get excessive flatulence. If your dog’s flatulence does become
prolonged or excessive, consult your vet.
common causes of dog flatulence are food or diet related. For example:
can you combat dog flatulence
more than one way to skin a cat – I mean there’s more than one way to
help your dog out if he has a bit of a wind problem.
him the best quality dog food you can. Perhaps a recognised, named
brand rather than the “generic.” Same goes for kibble – only the best.
Your dog will feel the better for it.
about it for a moment – if you eat a nice steak and a few trimmings,
don’t you feel better than if you’d stopped at the services on the
motorway somewhere. Translate the same to feeding your dog. Give him
the best dog food you can. Do your research and buy the type of food
recommended for the particular breed and age of dog you own.
give him food you know has a reasonable chance of triggering a “wind
problem.” We all know what that means.....!
dogs (my old greyhound used to love this one - that's her at the top of
the page) enjoy a spoonful of natural yoghurt as a little treat after
their dinner. This can aid digestion and reduce the risk of flatulence.
important to ensure that your dog has been checked for fleas and ticks,
a dog with fleas and ticks will have a nervous disposition which can
contribute to flatulence -Frontline for Dogs is a good product to use
for getting rid of fleas and ticks.
you dog does “wolf” his food he’ll be swallowing air as well as his
dinner. Get ready for a gas outbreak! Try feeding him on a “little and
often” basis – the same amount of food as he’d normally have in a day
but spread it out a bit. Instead of feeding your dog 1 or 2 portions of
food per day, divide the daily ration into smaller portions and feed
the dog more frequently.
out or drastically reduce those little treats and leftovers from your
dinner. If he gets bloated, you know what’ll happen……..! Sure – it’s
hard to resist throwing him an extra piece of doggie chocolate or sneak
him a bit of meat from your plate when he comes begging, but resist if
you can. Your boy (or girl) will have less chance of a “wind episode.”
It’s your dog’s favourite word. Man, how he knows what it means. Take
your dog for regular exercise. He needs it anyway and it’ll help to
keep his “insides” healthy as well thus aid digestion in general and
reduce flatulence. And while you’re out on your walk, there’s a better
chance that any gas build up will find a way out “naturally” and it’ll
be gone before you get home.
never completely cut out flatulence on your dog. Well, do you think
you’ll never get the odd bit of excess wind – of course you will. And
it’s the same for your dog. That said, what you’ve read here should
help to reduce your dog’s flatulence and those “nasty smells.” Plus
your doggie might just feel all the better for it.
closing – at all times have the best interests of your dog at heart.
Consult a vet immediately if you have cause to think your dog is
unwell, suffering and requires professional attention.