alig asked in PetsDogs · 1 decade ago

Dogs with gas?

I am dogsitting and this dog has some severe gas. I brought my dog with me and she has got gas now and she never has it. Is it the food?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Probably. Cheaper foods tend to have fillers which are very gas producing. The stress of the dog's owners being gone may also contribute to anxiety and upset stomach. Unless the dog(s) exhibit bloating, decreased appetite, diarrhea, then things should be fine. Why give medications to cover up an inferior food product? Change the underlying cause and you have the cure. Happy New Year.

  • 5 years ago

    Not all dogs can digest all foods well. Your dog may have a food sensitivity to Wellness. Did you read the label to see if there were any gas producing foods in it? Beans, including SOY, are common culprits. Did you start giving the dog a new treat or give it more of something else (table food, for example) recently, too? That could cause it. Did you switch foods suddenly, instead of over a minimum of 4 days? That could cause it. Another cause could be that someone in your family or a neighbor is the giving the dog treats or snacks or leftovers that you are not aware of. Ask some questions and find out. A little Pepto Bismol might help but time alone will take care of it. How about going for a nice long walk/trot with the dog, to help some of that gas come out faster, and OUTDOORS? It helps. If you look into all of the things I've suggested as possible causes and are convinced ot was the food, save the uneaten portion and take it back to where you bought it. You should get some kind of refund on it, maybe not the full price.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    could be the food, or maybe try elevating the food dishes...so less air is swallowed when eating...that will cut down on gas a lot.

    Give him some Gas-x...doesnt make it go away, but it makes it all come out at once so you dont have to suffer through 12 hours of smelly dog farts

  • 1 decade ago

    As with humans. We are what we eat. Whatever the dog is eating is producing gas. The dog may have a food allergy to whatever he/she is being fed. There are products to resolve this problem. Check with a good pet store.

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  • 1 decade ago

    yes, it is probably the food. You can give the dog a Maalox Max and it is safe to give them. Just 1/2 a pill for a dog about 25 lbs and 1 pill for a dog 50 lbs or over.

  • 1 decade ago

    Could be the food. Get some acidophillus lactobacillus from the health food store, give each dog one capsule. 20 minutes later, no more gas.

  • 1 decade ago

    Don't know. But my dog does that too. She eats people food because she's picky about her dry food. I've been trying all different brands, because she's allergic to a certain type of corn, so i don't know if it's the food or not. -Happy New Years!-

  • 1 decade ago

    it could be the food or how the dog is eating...my dog sometimes gets gas if he eats too quickly

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I would say that it is likely the food; however certain breeds are gasier than others (dobermans for instance), irregardless of food.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    probably the food

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