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does your dog fart horribly? mine did, but we figured it out!

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#11 boscobel

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    Posted 21 May 2009 - 04:48 PM

    The first time I bought a tub, I used a regular flavored one from Giant, don't remember the brand. But since i only use like a tablespoon or two in her food, it lasts a long time. So this time I bought one that I like (Dannon vanilla flavored, fat free or something like that), in case I need to eat it before it goes bad. It seems to be working just as fine!

    I think its just about the probiotics, like you said before, so anything that has them should do the trick.

    #12 jajajaja

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      Posted 21 May 2009 - 04:49 PM

      Alyssa- I give our dogs a teaspoon every day of plain yogurt. The brand I get is organic and I didn't do low fat.

      Carly- I have a baby bulldog as you know and when we first got him, we continued to feed him the food the breeder did before we began to switch. OMG his farts were rancid. We've since switched his food and so much better. I've also read that elevating their food helps because they don't gulp it so not as much air gets ingested. Makes sense.

      So we now elevate his food, soak his food so he eats it slower and give him yogurt. I haven't smelled a fart in about a week so yahoo!! Also, I have a bunch of pdfs on bulldog health, plus some great info on foods! PM your email addy and I'll send it to you if you want. :)
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      #13 boscobel

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        Posted 21 May 2009 - 04:50 PM

        Holla, Rach, thanks!

        #14 jajajaja

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          Posted 21 May 2009 - 04:52 PM

          Oh and I meant to add that Amy is right- chewing prevents buildup so make sure Sugar chews on some toys or give her a good brushing. Brushing their teeth is hard to start when they are older so if you don't already do it, it may be hard to begin. I would just make sure she has something that stimulates chewing!
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          #15 jajajaja

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            Posted 21 May 2009 - 04:59 PM

            Alyssa- here's the info I had in my little puppy manual:

            Probiotics are the good “friendly” bacteria that reside in our dog’s
            intestinal tract and promote the growth of intestinal flora that help to
            fully digest food. They include Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium
            bifidum, and Lactobacillus bulgaricus, among others.
            If your dog has had antibiotics, which destroy these good bacteria
            along with all the bad bacteria, it is especially important to add them
            back into the diet.
            You can add plain (unsweetened) yogurt (look for multiple strains) to
            your dog’s diet
            or you can just get a probiotic supplement at your natural foods
            store and adjust the dosage for your dog (adult human supplements
            are based on a 150 pound human).
            One brand I know of made just for dogs is Animal Essentials. It has
            enzymes and probiotics.
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            #16 YaelM


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              Posted 21 May 2009 - 05:01 PM

              Haha too funny! Actually our dog Chesdin only farts when we give him wet food and OMG its definitely room clearing!! So we try to limit that even though he LOVEs wet food so much, its too stinky!

              Interesting about the yogurt though

              PS LOVE the title of this thread

              #17 Erika J

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                Posted 21 May 2009 - 05:08 PM

                Otis only has farts when i feed him dog food made with Lamb, He can not have that. Otherwise he is good .

                #18 tylersgirl

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                  Posted 21 May 2009 - 05:33 PM

                  This thread is cracking me up! I love everyone's dog names too cute! I want a puppy so bad but FI doesn't want one at all I will remember the yogurt tip for when I finally convince FI to get a pup.

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