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My GSP farts

Post by Preacher » Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:26 pm

Not sure if this should be under health and nutrition, but simply put my dog passes gas frequently that makes my eyes burn. Any advise on diet or recommended nose plugs would be helpful.

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Post by Angus » Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:31 pm

Is the dog eating a Diamond food? :lol:

If not what are you feeding and how much? Include any snacks, treats, table scraps, etc

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Post by Tyler S » Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:45 pm

:D this could get interesting. I usually go from regular snacks to sardines about 2 days before my in laws arrive. I would say food specific if the dog isn't having any problems, bloating, etc.

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Post by Maurice » Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:25 pm

Kennel run outside, problem solved lol

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Post by Melvin4730 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:36 pm

...something the dog is eating. What type of food or treats are you feeding the dog?

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Post by Vonzeppelinkennels » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:19 pm

Something he ate :lol: good guess tell me this you don't fart because of something you ate ? :!: remember the dog has a better sniffer then you do so maybe you should change foods. :P :lol:

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Post by Back » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:27 pm

Mine farts too... Usually his way of saying he needs to go outside and unload...

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Post by MN Bonasa » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:57 pm

MY GSP FARTS........... hmmmm who's doesn't? when my little girl farts, it makes me :lol:

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Post by ezzy333 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:38 pm

Usually it is nothing more than telling you are feeding a little too much. Rarely you may have to change feeds. But all dogs pass gas to some extent. Cut back the feed a little.

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Post by HDAU » Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:00 pm

I needed the laugh tonight. Thank you! Just watch out for the dutch oven.

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Post by denvergsp » Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:28 pm

I haven't found a solution either. My pup can clear a room and it happens alot. I've tried changing foods it didn't help any. I think he does it on purpose. :mrgreen:

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Post by SHORTFAT » Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:54 pm

Have this same problem with my Mother-in-law... especially around the holidays... we try to keep her away from the stuffing & eggs... :mrgreen: Good luck...

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Post by JIM K » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:17 pm

put a rubber ring in your food dish. my dog eats fast and ring slowed him down and now he farts vey little.your dog is getting to much air.

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Post by Brazosvalleyvizslas » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:19 pm

Here's a word to the wise. My scare with my Vizsla bloating yesterday was due to him and my GSap consuming a healthy portion of a horse that's been dead for a couple of weeks. They could clear an NFL stadium right now.'

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Post by Preacher » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:52 pm

Thanks for the advise (I especially like the one about making worse when in-laws are to visit). I dont have a problem with the farting itself, just taken back at how bad it stinks. He is currently eating purina puppy chow a mug (1.5-2 cups) in the morning and one in the evening, he gets the mini milkbones for positive reinforcement during training times, and the occasional bone to chew on.

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Post by ezzy333 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:43 pm

Get him on a good quality adult food.

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Post by Red » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:52 am

After my dog farts he always leans over to smell his butt... :tongue: :tongue:

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Post by HDAU » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:45 am

Red wrote:After my dog farts he always leans over to smell his butt... :tongue: :tongue:
Mine does the same thing. It is almost as if he is surprised by it at first, then proud of it later.

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Post by Doc E » Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:24 am

Supplement the dog's food with a Large Tablespoon of a quality yogurt two or three times a week.
Nasty farts are frequently caused by an imbalance of good / bad bacteria in the gut.
Quality (no flavors, no sugar) yogurt will remedy this situation.
The best yogurts that I've found are either Nancy's brand or Mountain High brand.



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Post by Steve007 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:21 am

It is quite possible that docE is correct. However, if that doesn't work, changing foods (slowly, of course) seems clearly indicated. For that matter, there are several good grain-free dog foods (NutriSource is one) that are certaiinly worth trying under the circumstances.

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Post by Jrclmn18 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:56 am

I swear! As I am reading/laughing at this post my boy walks over to me, sighs in disgust and farts right in my face. GSPs are jerks.

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Post by Brazosvalleyvizslas » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:43 am

Puppy Chow is not a quality food in my eyes. Too much corn and one of the ingredients is garlic oil. No wonder the farts stink.

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Post by jwnissen » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:58 pm

Red wrote:After my dog farts he always leans over to smell his butt... :tongue: :tongue:
Somehow my dog has learned to smell my butt everytime I fart, and anyone else for that matter. :lol: Drives my wife crazy!!! Such a good dog, one of a kind.

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Post by KwikIrish » Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:09 pm

You can give him one bean-o a day with a meal and that should help.

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Post by Red » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:57 pm

Somehow my dog has learned to smell my butt everytime I fart
I really didn't want to go there but since you did, my dog could be in the next room and come running when he hears me fart just to smell my butt, same thing when my cell phones rings. :lol:

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Post by Brazosvalleyvizslas » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:42 pm

I'd be interested to know which brand of cell phone emits a farting smell when it rings. That could be a good gag gift.(literally). :D

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Post by Tyler S » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:54 pm

Brazosvalleyvizslas wrote:I'd be interested to know which brand of cell phone emits a farting smell when it rings. That could be a good gag gift.(literally). :D
Genious! Iam headed to the patent office tomorrow! :D :D

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Post by birddogger » Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:20 am

Am I the only one who thinks this thread is going South fast?? I have always had a good sense of humor but I am not being amused at all. The OP had a legitimate question and was looking for advise but it has turned into something else. I know...I know, I don't have to read it but I just wanted to express my opinion and was just wondering if it is just me.

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Post by ezzy333 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:37 am

birddogger wrote:Am I the only one who thinks this thread is going South fast?? I have always had a good sense of humor but I am not being amused at all. The OP had a legitimate question and was looking for advise but it has turned into something else. I know...I know, I don't have to read it but I just wanted to express my opinion and was just wondering if it is just me.

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Nope, I agree.

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Post by Back » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:50 am

I feed mine Purina Pro Plan - Performance and he still farts. Everybody farts and so do dogs... I really don understand what the big deal is over a dog farting...

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Post by Brazosvalleyvizslas » Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:11 pm

Sorry for my lame attempt at being humorous it wasn't meant to offend anyone. The answers to the OP were already given though so now I'll elaborate. A food that is rich in grains that are used as protein are not easily digestible by all dogs. A food that uses more meat to achieve the protein level will be better on some dogs. The problem with a higher carb diet is that the grains (corn, soy, rice, etc) is that a dogs digestive cycle is long (up to 18 hours or more) and in that time the carbs can ferment causing gas. Think about the fermenting process and how it would relate to farting. Do what EZZY suggested and get the puppy on a real food using less grains and see if it helps. Most of u's agree that if a dog is doing good on a food than there's no need to change it but excessively foul and frequent farts are just as good of an indication that the food isn't being digested well as is loose stools. Dogs can survive on These higher carb diets but SOME dogs can't thrive on them. The bottom line is that there is nothing to lose by trying a different food.

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Post by aulrich » Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:51 pm

Sometimes we treat with bits of hotdog, the boy gets nasty after that.

Good thing folks have not learned his "brand" it's like when the kids were little, you can crack one off and pick up the nearest kid and exclaim, "someone needs a change".

Fart jokes, makes me feel 10 years old again :)

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Post by ezzy333 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:55 pm

Brazosvalleyvizslas wrote:Sorry for my lame attempt at being humorous it wasn't meant to offend anyone. The answers to the OP were already given though so now I'll elaborate. A food that is rich in grains that are used as protein are not easily digestible by all dogs. A food that uses more meat to achieve the protein level will be better on some dogs. The problem with a higher carb diet is that the grains (corn, soy, rice, etc) is that a dogs digestive cycle is long (up to 18 hours or more) and in that time the carbs can ferment causing gas. Think about the fermenting process and how it would relate to farting. Do what EZZY suggested and get the puppy on a real food using less grains and see if it helps. Most of u's agree that if a dog is doing good on a food than there's no need to change it but excessively foul and frequent farts are just as good of an indication that the food isn't being digested well as is loose stools. Dogs can survive on These higher carb diets but SOME dogs can't thrive on them. The bottom line is that there is nothing to lose by trying a different food.
I think it is well documented that the gas has nothing to do with the grain and is usually associated with too much food. Grains are not included in a food to provide protein but corn does provide a little at least. Rice has practically none and soybeans aren;t included in any manufactured feed that I know of a there is no good way to crush them in feed mill. You will see soybean meal occasionally and I don't like to see very much if any.

There just isn't anything that will produce gas faster than too much meat.

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Post by DogNewbie » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:04 pm

ezzy333 wrote:
Brazosvalleyvizslas wrote:Sorry for my lame attempt at being humorous it wasn't meant to offend anyone. The answers to the OP were already given though so now I'll elaborate. A food that is rich in grains that are used as protein are not easily digestible by all dogs. A food that uses more meat to achieve the protein level will be better on some dogs. The problem with a higher carb diet is that the grains (corn, soy, rice, etc) is that a dogs digestive cycle is long (up to 18 hours or more) and in that time the carbs can ferment causing gas. Think about the fermenting process and how it would relate to farting. Do what EZZY suggested and get the puppy on a real food using less grains and see if it helps. Most of u's agree that if a dog is doing good on a food than there's no need to change it but excessively foul and frequent farts are just as good of an indication that the food isn't being digested well as is loose stools. Dogs can survive on These higher carb diets but SOME dogs can't thrive on them. The bottom line is that there is nothing to lose by trying a different food.
I think it is well documented that the gas has nothing to do with the grain and is usually associated with too much food. Grains are not included in a food to provide protein but corn does provide a little at least. Rice has practically none and soybeans aren;t included in any manufactured feed that I know of a there is no good way to crush them in feed mill. You will see soybean meal occasionally and I don't like to see very much if any.

There just isn't anything that will produce gas faster than too much meat.

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This is an undocumented study, but I always eat meat, I always over eat and I'm always gassy....so take that for what it's worth... :oops:

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Post by Brazosvalleyvizslas » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:50 pm

I guess over feeding is the answer to everything including cancer and getting run over by a car. I guess if Fido hadn't over eaten he would have been able to get out of the way of that car. There are some facts that some peoplejust won't accept and one of them is that dogs are like people and some react to a certain diet differently. High carbs do not belong in a dogs diet and CAN cause things like loose stools and flatulence. Change this dogs food and see what the outcome is. I bet 10-1 it's not because of over feeding.

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Post by marysburg » Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:22 pm

Kwikirish is right, one beano with each meal will solve the problem. We used it for one of our dogs who was relentlessly gassy on every diet, including grain free and hypo-allergenic. Didn't try raw diet though. Really, Beano will work.

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Post by Max2 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:51 pm

When their babies their systems are constantly changinging. The puppy chow, the treats I would say that combined with a system changing almost daily. At that age I would look for loose stools. These little guy's can't tell us if they have a belly ache. That would be my concern. Max used to fart like that occasionaly as a pup. I am a stickler for details & now that he is full grown I have been feeding Purina and he only gets one type treat . Same time everyday and he rarely breaks wind. Though went to the bank the other day & he was given a couple treats (cookies) he wasn't used to and it did have an effect on him. I would watch the stools. Make sure he is drinking plenty of water. Grin & bare it ! :D

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Post by Cajun Casey » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:29 pm

Just change his name to Walter and learn to live with it.

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Post by Preacher » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:04 pm

Thanks for all the advise (and the rabbit trails). On the positive side it gives me the ability to blame the dog whether it is him or not.

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Post by Brazosvalleyvizslas » Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:44 pm

Seriously, what does Bean O do to reduce gas? What is it counter acting?

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Post by taskime » Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:03 pm

I had the exact same issue with our last GSP addition to the Family and I fully understand what you are going through.I talked with our Vet and aslo our Trainer and between the 2 of them they found a solution.The problem in this case was the food.We found out the breeder never did use puppy chow and was feeding regular purina from the beginning and we had put her on puppy chow when we got her, and her digestive system would not adjust to it.Proved it forward and backwards over time of course and the solution was a different food.She is 20 months old now and doing great on EukanubaPerformance Sporting.I would just about bet the farm if we fed her some puppy chow we would all suffer again greatly.

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Post by Steve007 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:00 pm

What are we to conclude from the ineluctable fact that the overwhelming percentage of posters whose dogs are troubled by this seem to have shorthairs? :wink:

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Post by ezzy333 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:22 pm

GSP's tend to be dogs that will overeat if given the chance much like a Lab will. That is not all bad but owners have to be vigilant.

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Post by Back » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:43 pm

I can't believe that we are still talking about dogs farting...

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Post by Brazosvalleyvizslas » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:50 pm

What's the problem with talking about dogs farting?

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Post by campgsp » Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:23 am

Steve007 wrote:What are we to conclude from the ineluctable fact that the overwhelming percentage of posters whose dogs are troubled by this seem to have shorthairs? :wink:
Knock on wood but I've never had this problem nor anyone close to me. Ya a dog will fart once in a while so do we :wink: but nothing like this.

And the percentage would seem higher because a majority of people own more gsps then other gun dog breeds. Its just how it is.

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Post by Red » Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:59 am

I can't believe that we are still talking about dogs farting...
Then why mention it it another thread? :wink:

viewtopic.php?f=69&t=40523&p=374530#p374530

This thread is about a farting dog, and some of you are offended. :? :?

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