Dog Flatulence Does Your Dog Fart

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Dog Flatulence Does Your Dog Fart

by Andy Machin

You love your dog - who doesn't. But if your dog does have a spot of flatulence you'll know it can be embarrassing as well as rather smelly! Read on for information and tips that can help to reduce your dog's flatulence.

All dogs can have a touch of excessive wind from time to time. Just like us humans do. And when a dog has wind, he gets rid of it in the same way us humans do. Yes ? dogs get flatulence and (in the politest possible way) blow it out their ass or fart to relieve themselves of it. Again ? just like us humans do.

When your beloved dog does suffer from a touch of flatulence you?ll be sure to know about it not only by the sound of that ?fart? but also by the unmistakable aroma. Oh boy, it stinks! While you may be able to handle that while out for a walk with your pooch or by a quick blast of air freshener at home, your dog?s flatulence can be a touch embarrassing if it happens when you?re with friends, in the car and similar. Even if it?s not embarrassing or your comfortable with it, your dog may not be.

There are things you can do to ease your dog?s flatulence and make your prized pet healthier and happier. What follows is general help and advice relating to dog flatulence for informational purposes. If and you are in any doubt about your dog?s health then please consider consulting your vet.

Flatulence is basically the accumulation of gas in the gastrointestinal tract. The breakdown of bacteria during normal digestion when can cause this naturally. Any dog can suffer from it do differing degrees ? some may get excessive flatulence. If your dog?s flatulence does become prolonged or excessive, consult your vet.

Some common causes of dog flatulence are food or diet related. For example swallowing air through ?wolfing? down food. Eating too fast in other words.

There?s more than one way to skin a cat ? I mean there?s more than one way to help your dog out if he has a bit of a wind problem.

Give him the best quality dog food you can. Perhaps a recognised, named brand rather than the ?generic.? Same goes for kibble ? only the best. Your dog will feel the better for it.

Think about it for a moment ? if you eat a nice steak and a few trimmings, don?t you feel better than if you?d stopped at the services on the motorway somewhere. Translate the same to feeding your dog. Give him the best dog food you can. Do your research and buy the type of food recommended for the particular breed and age of dog you own.

Some dogs - my old greyhound used to love this one - enjoy a spoonful of natural yoghurt as a little treat after their dinner. This can aid digestion and reduce the risk of flatulence.

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