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It’s no wonder that dogs fart, actually they fart for many reasons. In most cases, it is seen that when a dog ingests something that doesn’t go well with the gastrointestinal system then the gas is usually the outcome. As a responsible dog owner you better to take this issue carefully, otherwise one day you may rest in your room & your dog leaves the place by releasing the bad smelling fart. Now another reason why should pay attention to this issue is, building up gas in the tummy often causes stomach diseases. So it’s better not to take this problem as a fun.
Why dogs fart?
This is a common question many people ask, & the answer is, whenever you make any changes in the diet plan of your dog, and when the dog ingests something which doesn’t go well in the gastrointestinal system, gas is generated & that’s why dogs fart. In other words, when the dog’s gastrointestinal tract creates bacterial fermentation, that’s when dogs fart. Also keep ibn mind that, gastrointestinal illness (GI) and problems in the microflora in the stomach are also responsible for causing the dog to do it.
Do dog farts make noise?
Normally dog farts are silent and do not make any noise, however, it may release a very bad smell.
What causes gas in dogs?
Whenever dogs eat something, it goes to the mouth, & then it goes to the oesophagus, after that finally it travels down to the stomach. Now the main procedure of food digesting starts here when the gastric folds with acid and enzymes begin to consume the food. There is a little intestine which helps enzymes and other organs to digest it. There is also another organ known as VILLI & it works by absorbing nutrition from that food. Throughout the digestion procedure that’s how the gas builds up in the stomach.
Dog farting a lot
If your dog is farting a lot then there are two reasons behind it,
- There is a change in the diet
- Your dog ate something which wasn’t digested properly.
Dog farting a lot and diarrhea
Diarrhea in dogs can also cause excessive farting. You may also hear some abdominal sound when your dog’s intestine process food, then the dog’s abdomen often grumble or growl which creates gas.
Dog farting and vomiting
If your dog is suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) which is a chronic inflammation of the dog’s digestive tract, then it may cause the dog farting and vomiting at the same time.
Dog farting awareness day
Did you know that on the 8th April it’s the dog farting awareness day in which Animal Farm Foundation raise awareness among dog owners?
Dog gas symptoms
Here are some symptoms that your dog will show if he is suffering:
- Your dog will have pain in the tummy
- Dog will release the gas silently with a very bad smell
- Sometimes the dog may release the gas from anus or mouth
- Loss of appetite
Home remedies for dog gas
To reduce the gas in dogs you can take the advantages of some homemade remedies. You can feed your dog yogurt which has useful bacteria that may benefit the stomach. If that doesn’t work then you can use activated charcoal tablets or biscuits, because charcoal is very effective in removing gases in dog’s intestines. Charcoal works well because it can rob the nutrients. But be careful that you should never give too much charcoal because it may cause nutritional deficient in your dog.
You should be aware of the food that you give to your dog because it is the only thing which often creates too much gas and sometimes it often upsets the stomach. However, if you give different types of food in different time, chances are this is the main thing that caused gas, so you better to take a diet plan for your dog for a couple of weeks to make sure that everything goes right. It’s always recommended to provide high-quality dog food with meat which is healthy for dogs.
Also take the dog for enough exercise, because if your dog gets enough walks & get involved in other activities then it will surely help in maintaining the good digestion. You should be consistent with this thing, & thus you will be able to overcome the problem very easily.
Matthew Frank was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. He was a reputed author of Pet Therapy Dogs and Pet Dog Cat.
Matthew is a regular author of this blog who is studying Veterinary medicine at Purdue University.