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Old 05-27-2007, 09:11 PM
 
Location: In the sunshine on a ship with a plank
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I either need advice or a respirator!!!! My dog- a 45 lb shar pei has developed an unbearable gas problem. I have not changed his food and he does not eat table scraps- but in the last 3 or 4 days he's just full of it. Sometimes they're noisy and sometimes those silent killers- but they can clear a room.

His favorite place to sleep is next to me on the bed and his feelings get hurt when I boot him out- but I can't stomach the odors coming from him.

Does anyone know if I need to be concerned about a health issue or can anyone recommend a simple fix?

I just got him to eat a couple of tums- hoping they'll calm it down for a while!

Thanks in advance!!
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Old 05-27-2007, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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I either need advice or a respirator!!!! My dog- a 45 lb shar pei has developed an unbearable gas problem. I have not changed his food and he does not eat table scraps- but in the last 3 or 4 days he's just full of it. Sometimes they're noisy and sometimes those silent killers- but they can clear a room.

His favorite place to sleep is next to me on the bed and his feelings get hurt when I boot him out- but I can't stomach the odors coming from him.

Does anyone know if I need to be concerned about a health issue or can anyone recommend a simple fix?

I just got him to eat a couple of tums- hoping they'll calm it down for a while!

Thanks in advance!!
Haha... if you find the magic solution, send it this way. My bulldog can peel paint off of walls when he gets on a roll
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Old 05-27-2007, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Joplin
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I either need advice or a respirator!!!! My dog- a 45 lb shar pei has developed an unbearable gas problem. I have not changed his food and he does not eat table scraps- but in the last 3 or 4 days he's just full of it. Sometimes they're noisy and sometimes those silent killers- but they can clear a room.

His favorite place to sleep is next to me on the bed and his feelings get hurt when I boot him out- but I can't stomach the odors coming from him.

Does anyone know if I need to be concerned about a health issue or can anyone recommend a simple fix?

I just got him to eat a couple of tums- hoping they'll calm it down for a while!

Thanks in advance!!
Well, just a stab in the dark, but walk him or make him be involved in physical activities. Humans can develop (in plain talk) gastric buildup or extra farts LOL if they dont move around a little LOL
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Old 05-27-2007, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Between Here and There
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Even though you haven't changed his food he may be eating more grass or weeds from the yard. That can cause gas as well. If it's not that just hold your nose...this too shall pass, no pun intended.
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Old 05-27-2007, 09:52 PM
 
Location: In the sunshine on a ship with a plank
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Actually, he is never outside unsupervised and gets walked about two miles per day...... I haven't noticed him eating any grass lately- he's never done that very much. The poor dog is going to be banished any minute now.

Thanks everyone!!
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Old 05-27-2007, 10:25 PM
 
Location: The Frenchie Farm, Where We Grow 'em Big!
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Try this Pirate girl. Elevate their food dish the same level as their stomachs. Not much air getting into their stomachs. We seen, eh smelled, a difference. Our Frenchies can still peel paint from the walls, but not as frequent. Good luck PG! Keep a clothes pin close!
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Old 05-28-2007, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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First off, does his food have corn in it? If so I'd suggest switching foods.

If it doesn't have corn and you say that you've not switched foods and this is rather sudden, if things don't calm down in a few days then yes I'd call the vet.
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Old 05-28-2007, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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Try this Pirate girl. Elevate their food dish the same level as their stomachs. Not much air getting into their stomachs. We seen, eh smelled, a difference. Our Frenchies can still peel paint from the walls, but not as frequent. Good luck PG! Keep a clothes pin close!
Yes!! Frenchies can clear a room like no others
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Old 05-28-2007, 04:09 AM
 
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I have a terrier that used to peel paint with this particular problem. I started giving him fat-free yoghurt once a day, three times a week. He loves it and the problem seems to have disappeared.
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Old 05-28-2007, 06:38 AM
 
Location: In the sunshine on a ship with a plank
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Thanks for the additional advice- I'm going to try the yogurt today!
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