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Dealing with your ‘windy’ dog! 5 common causes and possible solutions

01/10/2017


Do you have a windy dog? A lot of us may have accepted this as ‘just one of those things’ but, there might be something you can do to help prevent or lessen these unpleasant and sometimes embarrassing events!


As with many problems that affect our dogs, flatulence is often as a result of one or more causative factors. Here are some common causes and possible solutions!


1. Eating too quickly and ingesting a lot of air whilst doing so. Try introducing a special feeding bowl which makes access to kibble a bit of a challenge but can slow the rate of ingestion.


2. Overloading the gut. Try smaller more frequent feeds to give the gut less work to do at any one time, and helps to optimise the efficiency of digestion. Ensure you are sticking to feeding quantities recommended for your pet and use kitchen scales for greater accuracy.


3. Using rawhide chew or pigs’ ears. These are enjoyed by many dogs without a problem but if your dog is flatulent, a trial without them is a good idea. They’re made largely from indigestible protein and are identified as the culprit in a lot of our windy dog enquiries.


4. Feeding raw fruit and veg. These are not very well digested by dogs (unless cooked or pulped) and can also cause wind.

5. Review your dogs treats and tid-bits. Do they contain beef or unspecified meat/cereal derivatives? Beef and wheat are two of the most common dietary allergens/things that dogs become intolerant to.


If all of the above have been ruled out, the next step is to consider if a food allergy or intolerance to one or more ingredient in the main diet is the problem. Check out our fact sheet on Adverse Food Reactions for more information.


If you would prefer a one to one consultation with our nutritionist and Registered Vet Nurse click here.


See the full version of this fact sheet here.


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