Canine Flatulence: The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly


Some pets respond to the simple addition of yogurt (preferably laced with extra acidophilus cultures) but some commercial pet probiotics have been formulated specifically to provide the kinds of “good” bacteria that live in the digestive systems of cats and dogs.

 4. Charcoal for Dogs

Apparently, some gastrointestinally-focused internal medicine specialists will recommend charcoal tablets to speed nasty bacteria through the GI tract. I’ve never tried it but, considering how safe charcoal is, it might be worth a shot for those of you at your wits’ end.

5. Simethicone for Dogs

Simethicone is the active ingredient in Gas-Ex, a super-safe human product we veterinarians occasionally prescribe. Despite its safety, though, you should always check with your vet since it may not be his or her first choice.

In fact, everything I’ve just offered in this article should serve as a basis for questions to ask your veterinarian and should not be taken as gospel. Until you get their approval you’ll just have to resort to exiting the room the next time your pet “bombs it.”  So what are you waiting for? Go ask your veterinarian for help dispensing with olfactory discomfort once and for all.

I hope this article gives you some tips for dealing with your dogs flatulence.


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