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Old 03-20-2008, 09:33 AM   #1
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Gassy dog!
UGH! We can't stand it when he passes gas! I never knew a dog could smell that bad and just look at you like he has no idea why you are calling him a stinky dog! This just recently started happening, we have had the dog for about 7 years and until now, it was a occasional occurance. Now it is happening at least 3-6 times a day! He has always eaten Iams dog food (lamb and rice for his skin and then adult) and we just switched to Nutro Max Nautrals (it says it is easy to digest) and he is still stinking up the entire house!


Anyone here have the same problem and if so, have you found any solution that works? The vet did tell me not to use Beano on him so that is out of the question...
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Old 03-20-2008, 10:11 AM   #2
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When you switch dog foods you should always mix the old dog food with the new so his digestive system gets used to the new food.
Funny about the beano LOL LOL
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Old 03-20-2008, 10:15 AM   #3
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All I can offer is my sympathy as we too have a "stinky butt." I swear the dog has IBS, I seriously keep anti-diahhreals on hand for him as every few months there is a week that is unbearable. Anyway - the gas makes your eyes water and I sometimes think he looks at us like we did something.
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Old 03-20-2008, 10:19 AM   #4
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Well, my first reaction would be to switch back to the old food and see if you notice a difference.

My second thought is: Is his bowl on the floor or elevated on a food stand? Our German Shepherd had gas problems and then we got an elevated dog food stand (you can get them anywhere) and it stopped the gas.

Is his poop okay?? Any diarrhea at all?? Does he it it fast? If he's a fast eater put a small heavy bowl upside-down in his bowl and put the food around it and then he has to use his tongue slower to get the food so he chews it more than swallows it whole. Some vets recommend a big rock too, and I know they make special bowls for this problem too, I just don't know how much they are.

I hope some of this helped, if not, I'm sorry!! All else fails, ask your vet. Good luck and I hope your pup feels better soon, it's no fun being gassy!
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Old 03-20-2008, 10:20 AM   #5
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My dogs always get like that for a few days when I switch their foods. Their stomachs have to get used to the new formula, and then they're usually ok.
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Old 03-20-2008, 10:26 AM   #6
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My poor puppy was like that, all day and all night. Yup that look as if to say, don't look at me I didn't do it.

She finally grew out of it and thank goodness. We had more watery eyes during that time. I couldn't believe that a dog could be so ripe.

Hope you find the reason for your dog, I also thought that the change of food could be the reason.
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My cat had that problem until we put him on science diet. only farts once in a while now.
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What an awful situation for you all....sure hope it clears up soon. I agree that changing the food has something to do with it and if you'll notice, most dogfoods now have vegees in them so the Beano might not be a bad idea! LOL!
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