Canine gas isn’t anything pleasant to have to deal with, so let’s look at a few causes and solutions for this uncomfortable problem, for both you and your dog.
What Are The Possible Causes
Usually canine flatulence comes from a minor cause, and on rare occasions it can be a sign of a more serious issue. If the flatulence comes with signs of severe pain or lack of appetite, you’ll probably want to take your dog to the vet as quickly as possible. When you suspect something serious might be going on, never hesitate to call your local vet to see how you should proceed.
Other than that, let us look at some of the more common causes of this condition.
- Eating too fast – larger breeds tend to have this issue. The dog will finish his meal quickly, gulping down a lot of air which will reach his intestines. An easy solution would be to give your dog smaller portions, so split one regular meal into 3 smaller ones.
- Changing diet – some breeds won’t take kindly to sudden diet changes, or changes in brand even. Try to stay consistent in feeding him the dog food he likes and is used to. If you feel a change of diet is needed, consult your vet for the best way to approach it.
- Worms – worms are well known to cause gas and can be unpleasant for your doggy. It is always recommended you treat your dog for worms on a yearly basis, but if you do encounter worms in his stool you might need to do this more often.
- Low quality food – always go for quality dog food and avoid feeding him off the table. This can cause several issues including poor health and flatulence.
- Bad bacteria – Sometimes your dog will ingest bacteria, it is unavoidable. Obviously this can eventually cause issues, so adding some probiotics to his food to establish a good balance is recommended.
These are just a few causes and solutions to dealing with this bothersome condition.