Dog gas is no laughing matter. It’s often the butt of jokes, and “blaming it on the dog” is a common trope, but there’s definitely nothing funny about foul gas when it’s coming from your dog.
Stinky dog gas can be caused by an imbalance of bacteria in your dog’s digestive tract. When we think of bacteria we usually think of the tiny invisible monsters that cause colds and diseases, but there are “good” and “bad” bacteria present in you and your dog’s bodies. These are necessary to break down the foods we eat.
Smelly dog farts can be a sign of an imbalance of the bacteria in his body. The “good” bacteria may be outnumbered by the “bad” bacteria – which can cause your dog to clear a room with his gas. Luckily, there’s a simple way to get his digestive tract bacteria back on track.
Probiotic supplements have been shown to help improve the health and function of the digestive system, in both humans and dogs. These supplements work to balance out the bacteria in his body, and can relieve him of several tummy troubles, including watery stools, diarrhea, and yes – nasty gas.
Talk to your dog’s veterinarian about his foul flatulence and ask about probiotics as a possible solution. Though supplements for humans are available, your dog’s digestive tract is different than yours, and has strains of bacteria not found in your body. Be certain to only give him supplements made especially for him.
Which Probiotic Product Does iHeartDogs Recommend?
The team at iHeartDogs was fortunate enough to collaborate with Project Paws® on the creation of a supplement called Pronine™ Flora, which is a 4-in-1 product containing probiotics, prebiotics, digestive enzymes, and digestive herbs. With 5 billion CFU from 3 different probiotic strains, we believe this product to be the most balanced and complete canine probiotic formula available.
Whatever product you choose, we hope this information was helpful, and trust that you have your dog’s best in mind. Always consult your veterinarian and do your own research before choosing any product for your precious pup.
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