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The 7 Step Guide To Dealing With A Gassy Dog.

Dog flatulence occurs in canines periodically occurs only a few times a day and during sleeping time. Flatulence occurs as a natural byproduct of digestion after meals. But what if your dog is being extra gassy? If your dog is suffering from extra ‘gassiness’, then there are steps and procedures to limit it. Here are the 7 steps for dealing with a gassy dog. 

  1. Limit Gas Causing Foods: Avoid indigestible sugars and fibers. Beans, peas, broccoli, milk and cheese have been known to cause gas in canines. 
  2. Try Natural and Fresh Dog Food: If your gassy dog isn’t getting his flatulence from the above list, then he’s likely suffering from poor food quality. Corn, soy and other fillers permeate most dog food brands. Try natural fresh dog food instead. These contain the right balance of vitamins and minerals to ensure that your dog isn’t getting any unnecessary filler ingredients that cause bad gas. Smart owners opt for a fresh dog food delivery service to save time and energy.
  3. Sudden Changes in Diet: If you’ve recently switched your dog’s diet, then that is likely the issue of your pup’s extra gas. Know that the gas will subside within a week or two.
  4. Avoid Table Scraps: Your dog can get away with eating some of your leftovers after a meal. But ideally you shouldn’t be giving him your leftover food. This contributes to weight gain, increased digestion and extra gas.
  5. Add Extra Water: If you add additional water to your dog’s food, it will slow down digestion which will in turn, slow down the gas.
  6. Reduce Feeding Times: If your dog eats small meals several times a day, limit his consumption down to eating two normal portions twice a day. Try buying pre-portioned natural dog food to feed him just the right amount and avoid the gas. 
  7. Medicine: If you have a happy healthy dog, but are running out of options when it comes to his gassy dog problems, talk to your trusted veterinarian about Beano and Gas-X. While these products are intended for humans, they have been used with dogs before. Consult a licensed veterinarian before trying this method. 

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