Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Chicagoland, Southwest Suburbs
Dogs Name: Willow, Dobe/Shepherd mix -- Lazlo, Beagle mix
Dogs Age: Willow: DOB 3/01/12, Lazlo: 10/16/10
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We're feeding our 4 month old Dobe Blue Buffalo, Large breed puppy food. Not only is he very gassy, it is also an extremely stinky gas every time. It has our friends running for the hills haha.
I didnt think much of it, i just assumed the type of food was making his stinky and that the gas was from changing him from Acana to Blue (which we did do very gradually). But it has persisted and its starting to make me worry about a digestive disorder.
Anyone experience this? Is it dangerous?
Hmm. In my experience, some dogs just do better on certain types of food than others. Usually it has something to do with the protein source, although secondary ingredients are also a significant factor. My beagle/lab mix, for example, had constant gas on lamb-based foods -- especially when he was a puppy -- and my doberman/shepherd mix doesn't digest fish particularly well.
Edited to add: I would not preclude a digestive disorder of some kind, but it seems more likely
that the specific food itself is not agreeing with your pup. If you are truly concerned, bring it up with your vet! Otherwise, try experimenting with different protein sources and grain free foods.
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Last edited by Desy; 07-31-2013 at 06:40 PM.