Dog Gas | Prevention

Preventing Gas in Dogs

Introduction

Our canine companions may suffer from a bout of gas from time to time. However repeated incidences of gas can be an uncomfortable condition for your dog, and these incidences can also create an unpleasant atmosphere that neither you nor your dog will appreciate. Fortunately there are steps that you can take to help prevent bouts of gas if your dog suffers from frequent episodes of flatulence.

Diet is Key to Reducing Gas

One of the main causes of gas in dogs is feeding the wrong type of diet. Not all dogs can eat all kinds of foods. Some people suffer from gas if they eat certain foods and, like people, dogs can experience gas if they do not digest an ingredient in their food well. Try feeding your dog a simpler, easy to digest, diet.

Another cause of gas in dogs is changes in diet. A quick change in foods, or giving the dog new foods that he or she is not accustomed to, can cause serious gas. To help your dog’s body adjust to changes in diet, always introduce new foods slowly. Begin by mixing a very slight amount of new food to the old food. Slowly increase the new food over time and begin eliminating the old food.

Non-Diet Related Remedies

Woofing down food can also lead to bouts of gas in dogs. To help reduce gas that is produced by eating too quickly, feed your dog small but frequent meals. If you have multiple dogs, feed them in separate areas so they don’t feel like they are competing with one another.

For dogs that suffer from extreme gas, no matter what they eat, digestive enzymes may help the situation. These enzymes are sold in tablet or powder form and can be given with the dog’s food.

If your dog continues to suffer from severe gas, a trip to the veterinary is warranted. Gas can be a painful condition for dogs, and your veterinarian may be able to find out why your dog is suffering from gas and what can be done to eliminate the condition.

Source: PetWave

MATCHING TOPICS OF INTEREST

Idiopathic Vestibular Disease in Dogs

Idiopathic Vestibular Disease in Dogs: Learn about Idiopathic Vestibular Disease, including how it can affect...

Anaphylactic Shock in Dogs

Anaphylactic Shock in Dogs: Learn about Anaphylactic Shock, including how it affects your dog, and...

Salmon Poisoning Disease in Dogs

Salmon Poisoning Disease in Dogs: Learn about Salmon Poisoning Disease, including how it can affect...

Ectopic Ureters in Dogs

Ectopic Ureters in Dogs: Learn about Ectopic Ureters, including how they can affect your dog,...

Dog Heat Strokes

Heat Stroke in Dogs: Learn about Heat Stroke, including how it can affect your dog,...

PETWAVE: POPULAR TOPICS

Dog Health Dog Health
Learn about the most common diseases affecting dogs
Puppy Training Getting a Puppy
A new puppy in the house can cause quite a whirlwind of excitement
Dog Breeds List of Dog Breeds
Comprehensive list of dog breeds with specific breed information

Find a Dog Breed?

With so many dog breeds to choose from, sometime it's easier to seach based on certain characterisitcs.

Caring for your Dog?

There is more to caring for your dog than just feeding it. Find out all you need to know to make sure your pet stays healthy.

Training your Dog?

A dog's behavior plays a key role in making a great pet. Training your dog makes a happier dog, and you will be happier too.

Ask a vet?

Have a question?
Ask a Vet Online NowSM

About Us | Review Board | Badges | Tell a Friend | Bookmark this Page | Submit Feedback | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy
Dog Breeds | Cat Breeds | Dog Health | Cat Health | Dog Training | Cat Training | Dog Care | Cat Care | Dog Nutrition | Cat Nutrition

Advertise on petwave.com - A Pet360 Media Network Partner

Become a Fan of Petwave.com on Facebook Become a Fan on Facebook Follow PetWave.com on Twitter Follow PetWave.com on Twitter Email Friend about Petwave.com Tell your friends about PetWave

© 2014 PetWave Corporation. All rights reserved
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a veterinarian. PetWave disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
For more information view our Terms of Service.