Help, my dog has gas!

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  1. abcgrad94

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    This is probably going to get lots of puns and jokes, but here goes anyway. My dog is about to stink me out of house and home! She has been letting off audible gas and I don't know what to do. The vet's office isn't open.

    What on earth causes this? Is it normal? This is our first house dog, so if our other dogs had this problem, we never knew it because they stayed outside. She eats dry food, with some healthy "people food" occasionally. The latest was some rice cooked in turkey broth added to her dry food. It wasn't spoiled or anything, no salt or onions or any harmful ingredients.

    She's playful and happy, not sick acting, just VERY smelly.
     
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    My suggestion is don't feed your dog people's food, especially broths, gravies and the like. Their digestive systems are not the same as ours and flatus is inevitable.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    Turkey gas is the worst. LOL

    Rice cooked in broth is actually very healthy for dogs. I had a dog that lived the last 6 years of her life on chicken and rice because she couldn't tolerate dog food anymore.

    Our dog used to pass gas periodically. It just happens just like it happens to us. :)
     
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    Our dogs are fed lamb and rice, no broths or gravies. At one point we had 9 dogs in the house and nary a problem. One touch of gravy can give them the trots.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    For us, it depended on who made the gravy. I was able to use some with my pup.

    But broth should never be a problem especially if it's homemade or a simple ingredient commercial one. I'd make up broth with any bones and stuff that we had leftovers and use that to flavor the rice. My not-so-dumb dog didn't like the chicken and rice made the same way each day so I'd have to flavor it differently each day. One day with some homemade gravy and chopped cooked carrots. The next day with some garlic and curry powder. It got very annoying. But she lived to 18 which for a 60 lb. dog is pretty good.
     
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    Hmm. The broth was just leftover from the Thanksgiving turkey. Still, if it gives this kind of results, I don't think I want to do it again.:tonofbricks:
     
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    We even had one dog, a Great Dane, I had to speak French before she would eat anything. She was rescued from a French speaking home in Montreal. She did learn English eventually.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    Just tell your DH it is a birthday present...

    She is a pretty dog...
    She liked me, so she has to have some class...
    Just like every problem in life....
    This too shall pass!
     
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    Save the cork you popped from the champagne ;) Seriously, I have a dog...and this episode will soon "pass".
     
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    If you give her some Beano before she eats there will be no gas.:laugh:
     
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    Sounds like a vet issue to me...(I'll ask my band buddy, he's a vet).

    Now..with the serious out of the way:

    -Quit pulling his paw.
    -Just curious--does the dog own up to it, or try and blame another family member?
    -Use this to your advantage. Find out what is causing it. When company comes over, and you want them to leave, feed the dog a bunch of the offending food. Of course, you'll have to leave as well, but hey...
    -Figure out a way to bottle it, and hold on to it until we have $4/gallon gas again. It'll probably ruin cars, but broke folks will try anything.

    More to come later, plus my buddy's response...
     
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    What a way to start the new year! Thanks for the laugh.....
    [sniff]

    DUKE!!

    What??!! It was the kids! Really, it was!

    [/sniff]​
     
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    That's how Astro the dog from the Jetsons learned to speak:

    "Rut-roh!"
     
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    You might find the black charcoal dog biscuits useful for this problem. Our vet recommended it for one of our dogs and it worked.

    Blessings

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    OK...if tuna sandwiches are made of tuna, and chicken salad is made of chicken...what are black charcoal dog bisuits made of?

    Of course the upside to your dog eating black charcoal...he'll still have gas, but it'll smell like a cookout. :D
     
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    sure just add a little hickory
     
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    Thanks. You made me laugh when I needed a little distraction. Your imagination is running riot isn't it :laugh:
     
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    Thanks for all the suggestions, even the stinky ones!
     
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    I believe I can help but I need to know exactly what the gas smells like and if it leaves a residue. Can you get down there with a hankie and hold it over the blow hole while the gas is being passed. Report back exactly what it smells like and if residue was left on the hankie...

    I've seen a couple of vet movies, I'm sure we can win this war also.
     
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    LeBuick, did you by chance stay at a Holiday Inn Express?
     

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