Have you noticed recently that your dog seems to be passing more gas than normal? This can become quite a problem if he is always wanting to lay with you and cuddle. After all, who wants to be stunk out by your own loveable poodle that’s snuggling up with you? So, what could be causing all of this annoying gas? Well it could be something as simple as the fact that it’s the food that you are feeding him.
A lot of the dog foods that are out on the market are lacking in what a dog needs for proper digestion. Just like us, dogs need the right nutritional elements in order to proper digest their food. A lot of the dog foods you find on the market are lacking in the proper amount of animal proteins that they need. They are generally comprised of more corn or wheat than the proteins they need and this leads to a lot of gas.
The first thing that you should do is take your dog to the vet for a check up. You will want to make sure that there is nothing more seriously wrong with him than just gas caused from a diet that is lacking in the things that he needs. If he checks out OK and the vet agrees that a new diet should do the trick, then it’s time to do something about it.
You will need to look at the dog food cans and read the ingredients that are in the products. You should be looking for food that lists meat products as the first ingredient on their list of ingredients. Remember it’s the proteins they are missing.
Once you have found products that show meat as the first ingredients you should buy a few different brands so that you can test them with your dog to make sure that he’s going to like them. Whatever you do, don’t mix the two brands together in one meal. Make sure to just introduce each one to him separately. Once you find his favorite one then you should go out and stock up on this particular product. Also make sure that the food that you buy does not contain a bunch of artificial additives and colors as well as preservatives. You dog doesn’t need all these extra and useless items.
When you decide to change your dogs diet, it’s probably a good idea that you ask your vet the best way to do this. Sometimes sudden changes in a diet can cause even more problems like diarrhea as well as vomiting.
You also might want to help your dog by supplementing their diet with some super foods like fresh veggies and certain fruits. You would be surprised how much your dog might enjoy some raw carrots and fruits added to his meals or just give him a carrot to chomp away on like a dog treat. These things can help him enjoy a much more balanced diet and cut down on the gas problem.