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Old 08-17-2009, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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Our chihuahua has been farting horrendously all day. I hate to push her away, but I just can't take it anymore. Wherever we are she's farting away. She ate grass today. I don't know if that has anything to do with it.

Can anything be done about a farting dog, other than just kicking them off the couch? Have you had similar experiences?

Thanks.

I hate to kick her off the couch because she gives me that "what did I do?" look.
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Old 08-17-2009, 01:45 PM
 
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Can anything be done about a farting dog,
It sounds as if your dog has a food intolerance going on. While all dogs might toot every now and then (and you've got to love it when they sniff the air appreciatively ), it shouldn't be constant.

If the dog is on a "regular" food, you can first try switching to a grain-free product such as Taste of the Wild or Wellness Core or any of the myriad of grain-free foods available - wet or dry. Nine times out of ten, this will cure the problem.

If the dog is already on grain-free and it's still this gassy... then you have to start trying to isolate the ingredient that is causing this. It's just a bit of trial and error, but by no means impossible.

The grass eating is a symptom of an unhappy tummy... - it's all part and parcel of the same problem. You could use homeopathic remedies for immediate relief, but I would strongly suggest an immediate change of diet.
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Old 08-17-2009, 01:57 PM
 
Location: MN
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Our dog has been ripping quite often too, we are going to switch food, the lady at the vet store said to make sure that corn isn't in the first 4 ingredients (which the food we have now has two types of corn in the first 4)!

I thought I smelled the worst things in life already, but man can Chester rip em.
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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Definitely an upset tummy! Check food and maybe limit outside time to when you can watch them to make sure nothing bad is being chewed up!
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:54 PM
 
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I agree with be sure you are feeding good food not one filled with grain.

You can also put a little plain yogurt. My one rescue dog had those problems and a little yogurt for the week fixed her right up.
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Old 08-17-2009, 08:36 PM
 
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In addition to switching to a grain-free food, mix some plain yogurt into her kibble. Also, you could add some fresh chopped parsley as well. (There's no hard and fast rule about the amount. I add a hefty dollop of yogurt and maybe a 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon of parsley.)
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