The Gassiest Dog Breeds and The Fix For Flatulence

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The Gassiest Dog Breeds and The Fix For Flatulence
Combat The Gas With This 3-Pronged Approach

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Does your dog frequently clear the room? Where flatulence is concerned, there are a number of factors that could be at play. “There are not scientific studies on this, but you are what you eat, and diet can play a large factor in flatulence,” says AKC Chief Veterinary Officer Dr. Jerry Klein. “A few breeds that are anecdotally (not scientifically) known to be gaseous are Boxers, French Bulldogs, Bulldogs, Pugs, Neapolitan Mastiffs, Mastiffs, Beagles, and Golden Retrievers. Also, dogs that eat fast and gulp air are prone to pass gas. There are devices like slow eat bowls that may help, and as always, consult your veterinarian if the problem seems excessive.”

Combat The Gas With This 3-Pronged Approach

Slow Down Your Chow Hound

Slow feeders like this Slow Feeder from Dexypaws are designed for dogs who eat too fast, preventing them from bolting their food, thereby reducing gas and instances of bloat. Sustainably made from a plant-starch-based thermoplastic, this feeder is both food safe and environmentally friendly. ($33, dexypaws.com)

 

Probiotics to Restore Gut Function

The patented, plant-based probiotic from Imagilin supports and restores your pet’s digestive health and can work concurrently with antibiotics. Simply give their MitoMax For Cats and Dogs capsules directly or sprinkle on your dog’s food! (from $18, mitopets.com)

 

Is your dog’s dinner the culprit?

Try gradually switching to a high quality, grain-free or low carb food.

 


Photo Pictrough/bigstock.com

 

Breeds known to be Gassy


         Neapolitan Mastiff                                   Pug                                     Golden Retriever


           French Bulldog                                    Beagle                                        Boxer


          English Bulldog                                    Mastiff                                 Labrador Retriever

Photos: Neapolitan Mastiff Madrabothair/bigstock.com; pug Katya Degtyareva/bigstock.com;  Golden Retriever Krakenimages.com/ French Bulldog Firn/bigstock.com; Beagle Gulnara22/bigstock.com; Boxer Edgar Bullon/bigstock.com; English Bulldog Iryna Melnyk/bigstock.com; Mastiff Angie Kerins © American Kennel Club; Labrador Retriever kaprizka/bigstock.com

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