April 4th 2017
Every dog owner has experienced the “uuughhh!” of stinky dog farts. They’re smelly and unavoidable. Or are they?
So what causes stinky dog farts, and how can you stop them?
Why they happen:
Dogs tend to swallow lots of air when gulping down their food, which can lead to gas.
Certain foods are also bigger culprits, like beans, cauliflower, cabbage, and soybeans. Some dogs can be sensitive to wheat and corn, too.
Some breeds are also more prone to farts. If you own a Boxer, you’ve suffered through it!
How can you stop them?
1. Find a dog food that isn’t made with wheat, soy, or corn, as these can lead to excess gas. Foods made from high quality protein are best.
2. Don’t give in to those begging eyes. Table scraps and lots of treats can lead to super stinky dog farts as those ingredients build up in the digestive tract.
3. You can try a natural “Beano” for dogs, like Pimpinella anisum, Foeniculum vulgare, Magnesium Phosphate, Carbo veg and Nux vomica. Or try canine enzyme dietary supplements. These supplements can boost your dog’s digestive system and cut down on farts.
If you’re switching your dog to a new diet, do it slowly so his digestive system can get used to the new food. It will also help you avoid diarrhea and vomiting.
Do you have a problem with stinky dog farts? We’d love to hear your horror stories!