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why is my dog so gassy?

by Kira Garrett | June 12, 2013

Can your dog clear a room because of his flatulence? It’s not his fault! All dogs are prone to gas, especially if you feed them a low-quality food with fillers and artificial preservatives, random table scraps or too many snacks. Food allergies and eating too fast can contribute as well.

Flatulence occurs in your dog when gas accumulates in his intestinal tract and colon. This is part of a normal process that happens when bacteria breaks down certain types of food. Although it can be disconcerting to both humans and dogs, it’s rarely an indication of a severe health problem!

If you’ve dog seems to be gassier than normal or is experiencing stomach pain, check in with your holistic vet. Persistent canine flatulence could be a symptom of other medical problems, such as gastrointestinal irritation or unknown food sensitivities.

Here are some ways you can reduce your dog’s gas:

* Feed him a nutritious, highly digestible food. Sojos mixes are rich with nutrition and fresh ingredients that will foster natural digestion. Our food is free of preservatives and other fillers that can obstruct the digestion process.

* Don’t feed your dog random table scraps. Instead, feed your pooch only leftover fruits, veggies or whole grains.

* If your adult dog eats too quickly, consider dividing his food in half and feeding him two smaller meals a day. You can also ask your dog to perform certain commands or go for a walk before mealtime. When you make him work for his supper, he will likely have less energy to wolf down the meal!

* Know your dog’s allergies and food sensitivities, and stay away from foods that will irritate his stomach. Some dogs are lactose-intolerant, and many have grain or protein sensitivities.

You’ll know if your dog’s food is agreeing with him when he has less gas and starts to leave firm, well-formed feces.

Hopefully after improving your pup’s diet and mealtime routine, he’ll pass gas a little less!