I wrote about the gassy Dog problem we were having almost two weeks ago and to be honest I forgot to write the follow up. Jet really was stinking out the whole house and it was becoming intolerable.
Below is what I had planned to stop the gassy Dog flatulence. Dogs really can stink the house out!
Stop the Dog eating so fast. Gulping means there is too much air getting swallowed. I am going to feed Jet four times a day instead of twice. The same amount overall but in smaller quantities. This should cut down on the air she swallows in one sitting and ease her intestinal tract a little.
Soften her food. The Dogs have dried food with water added. I normally add the water and feed them immediately. I am going to wait for the food to soften before feeding. This should mean Jets insides don’t have to work so hard. She never chews her food so the digestion processes work harder and cause more gas to build up.
Dog Flatulence. How To Stop The Dog Farting
First of all I tried splitting up Jets meals so she was having smaller portions on a more regular basis. There was a slight improvement in that the dog flatulence was not as regular after a few days, but it was still stink city around here! Also I have to admit that I kept forgetting to feed the poor thing on occasion, as it is not the normal routine. It stopped her being such a gassy Dog but didn’t cure the problem very well.
Having not really worked I decided to put her back on two big meals a day but make sure that the dried Dog food was soaked in water for a good five minutes first. Normally we put water over the food and feed them immediately. With Jet just gulping her food and not actually chewing I suspected it was the large volume of air she was gulping that was the problem.
It seems it is more likely to have been the fact her gut had to work so much harder to digest the food that it was creating extra gases that were emitted on a way too regular basis.
Flatulence. Dogs That Don’t Stink Rule!
Giving her food that was soaked and therefore easier to digest seems to have done the trick. She is still making the odd emanation but hardly at all. A simple solution that seems to have worked like a dream.
So, if you have a gassy dog and you feed dried food try soaking it for a good few minutes. You might be very surprised at he difference it makes. I know I was.
May the Doggie Force be with you all.