How To Stop Stinky Dog Farts

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We’ve all been there. You’re hanging out with your pup and minding your own business. Then it happens. The dreaded Fido farts. Oh sure, it’s cute at first. When you’re dog’s a puppy those tiny toots yield plenty of laughs from the whole family. Eventually, that novelty wears off. Soon you’ll find yourself in a very different state of mind and muttering things to yourself like, “Urgh! What’s that smell?  Did it just come out of the dog? Gross!” Everyone blames rotten smells on their dog to avoid taking responsibility during tricky fart scenarios. But what happens when you’ve got a legitimate problem with dog farts? It’s no laughing matter. Excessive doggy tooting can ruin your relationship with your pet if you don’t take action!

Thankfully, the fight against canine flatulence isn’t hopeless. There are solutions out there that will cut down on all of the trumpet noises and stink clouds. In fact, there are several factors that can lead to stinky dog farts. Gas can build up when your dog swallows large amounts of air while gulping down his food. Certain types of food can also give your dog the toots. They tend to be the usual offenders that also make your own butt sing with bride. You know, beans, cauliflower, cabbage, and soybeans. These sorts of foods are all highly fermentable. Your dog’s thunderous blasts can come from food intolerance, such as  sensitivities to wheat and corn.

Most of the time, if your dog’s farting is clearing rooms, it’s because that’s a sign of what is going on inside his gut. That’s right. Good gut health is what leads to fart reduction in your dogs. Excessive (and stinky) gas is most often caused by too much fermentation in your dog’s digestive system. Fermentation happens when your dog breaks food down in his gut but if there’s excess bacteria, microorganisms or yeast in his microbiome, you’ll have excess fermentation and thus, excess gas. And you know that gas has gotta go somewhere. You just get to be the lucky recipient of all the nasties inside his gut coming out. That’s why those noxious farts are so noxious. A healthy dog gut will have a good balance of helpful bacteria (probiotics) and microorganisms in his gut and his butt won’t smell as much.

Additionally, dog farts can also be caused because of malabsorption syndromes which are typically due to the incomplete digestion of carbohydrates. Finally, there are just some dogs out there who are more prone to farting. If you own a Boxer, you know what we’re talking about. They are champion level farters with posteriors so prestigious that it’s almost admirable.

However, while there are so many different reasons why your dog could be cutting the cheese with distressing regularity, there are also a variety of ways to cut down on all of that ass gas. So let’s talk about some things you can do to minimize the bad odours in your home. It’s important to tackle this problem head on rather than trying to find a way to live with it. Both you and your dog will benefit from cutting down on the clouds of fart that regularly waft through your home.