does your dog fart horribly? mine did, but we figured it out!
Posted 21 May 2009 - 04:48 PM
I think its just about the probiotics, like you said before, so anything that has them should do the trick.
Posted 21 May 2009 - 04:49 PM
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.
Posted 21 May 2009 - 04:52 PM
Posted 21 May 2009 - 04:59 PM
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.
Posted 21 May 2009 - 05:01 PM
Interesting about the yogurt though
PS LOVE the title of this thread
Posted 21 May 2009 - 05:08 PM
Posted 21 May 2009 - 05:33 PM
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