Puppy Gas

Discussion in 'Puppies' started by kbox8, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. kbox8 New Member

    Ok another quick question. Ever since we got joey he has had gas the vet said it was normal because we changed his food. But he has been on dry dog food only and still he is stinky at times. Any suggestions???:dogwacko:

  2. l_l_a New Member

    excessive gas is often a sign of incomplete digestion, it could be caused by several things:

    - too much food at once (in which case feed smaller portions but more frequently)
    - the dog is allergic to something in that particular food or unable to digest it (change the food or experiment with different types of food)
    - the dog has some inherent or chronic digestive insufficiency (mine does), in which case adding digestive supplements to the food can help to break down the food so the body can absorb the nutrients more easily.

    i'm sure I've missed out a lot too, but those are the only ones I can remember at the moment... :)

    however all dogs (like humans) will have some amount of gas from time to time, you may want to check with your vet if your dog's level of 'gassiness' is considered normal
  3. kbox8 New Member

    Thanks, I see the vet again on the 31st. I will talk to him about suppliments and possible food change.

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