If your dog has gas and is stinking up your home, no one is going to be happy with the situation. A dog usually becomes gaseous or has flatulence because of his diet or if he is suffering from a digestive problem and the food he has eaten isn’t digesting correctly. Try these home remedies that you can undertake to quell your dog’s gas.
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Things you need
- Activated charcoal
- Bottled water
Consider adding activated charcoal to your dog’s food. Charcoal will remove the gases from your dog's intestines. Charcoal is given in the event of poisoning. It absorbs stomach toxins and the gases in the digestive system that cause flatulence. Consult with your veterinarian regarding the use of charcoal. Too much charcoal can cause nutritional deficiencies because the charcoal depletes mineral and vitamins, according to Home-remedies-for-you.com.
Give your dog some yoghurt and see if this helps eliminate the gas. Yoghurt contains bacteria that are digestive friendly.
Avoid giving your dog soy products because they can make gas worse. Don’t give your pet leftovers, meat or raw vegetables because these items will exacerbate flatulence.
Observe your dog as she eats. The excessive gas may be the result of your dog swallowing too much air when he eats. You can prevent this by utilising a feeding bowl that is wide and crushing the dog’s food before serving it to your pet, which will allow her to eat smaller amounts at a time.
Take your dog for a stroll. Exercise can prompt a bowel movement, which is going to reduce the amount of gas that your dog has.
Tips and warnings
- Give your dog bottled or filtered water if possible, which should cut down on his gas, notes Nativeremedies.com. Do not routinely alter your dog’s diet because changing his food can cause flatulence. Stick to a specific diet, preferably one that contains ample amounts of raw and unprocessed foods.
- Do not feed your dog onions or chocolate. Chocolate can be poisonous. Any food that contains sugar is apt to give your dog gas.
- If your dog stops eating, remove his food bowl even though there is food remaining. It is to the dog’s benefit to have periods of non-eating or fasting throughout the day.
- Feed your dog three or four times a day, small portions, rather than once or twice a day and see if this prevents gas from occurring. Eating smaller amounts may help him to digest his food better.
- If you are feeding your dog poor quality food, this can result in a build-up of gas. Premium dog food is easier to digest and is less likely to disrupt your dog’s system.
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