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08-29-2018 09:39 PM
MelsMom Dobie farts, glad I'm not alone. He eats , EVERYTHING. The old lady dog, taught him that, ..I think. He has a regular stool, when he's not eating, poop, green tomatoes, raspberries, you name it. I started him on TOTW, as a puppy, looking to put him on an adult quality food. Confused by the grain free warning, about heart disease.

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07-11-2018 12:32 PM
LadyDi
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Originally Posted by ECIN View Post
I don't know what it was, but Zeus's Stink Phase has passed!

So sorry to hear this


Glad he is doing great !

Ken
Ditto Ken....sorry the condition ended ...this has been the funniest thread EVER!!!!
07-11-2018 11:11 AM
ECIN I don't know what it was, but Zeus's Stink Phase has passed!

So sorry to hear this


Glad he is doing great !

Ken
07-11-2018 06:59 AM
LadyDi Great to hear from you Gamer......so glad you have a well manner pup!!Keep up the good work.
07-10-2018 11:46 PM
gamermouse0213 @LadyDi , I liiiive! lol! Thanks for the concern!

We have survived the Doberman Gas Attack of 2018, y'all. I don't know what it was, but Zeus's Stink Phase has passed! My absence was not due to suffocation via MegaDobieFarts and FritoPaws (thank goodness). In all seriousness though, I don't know what caused his super smelly gas or what ended it. He was still eating soggy food up until yesterday as he was cleared for regular doggy food and chew stuff from the dentist (thank GOD). Gas is gone. Smelly breath is gone. He smells like... nothing! Hip, hip, hooray!

I'm just glad he's back to normal. I can't believe he's 8 months though!! I look at pictures of him from December/January and can't believe how much he's grown.

Happy news! Hubby and I had to go out of state unexpectedly for about two weeks, and I was a nervous wreck leaving Zeus with my mom cuz... you know. Teenage-ish dobie. He tests the boundaries. Mom and dad are good at keeping him in his place, but how will he act at grandma's? I left extensive notes on his routine and the commands he knows and should follow. But of course I worried. Would he bark/whine at night because he's not in his usual sleeping spot? Will he listen to mom? (My dad didn't want anything to do with him, btw. I'm pretty sure he's scared of Zeus, and for no reason!) Will he be a good boy or a hardheaded brat? My mom gave me updates and pictures/videos everyday. Zeus was amazing! She told me she couldn't believe how well-behaved he was and how well he listened to her. Even my brother and sister in law, who had to take over for a small while, told me that he was incredibly trained. I'm so, so, SO glad we had gone through obedience training. We still have a long way to go before he passes his Canine Good Citizen, and we're still attending training every week, but it's awesome to know that all the hard work has paid off and others are reaping the reward of a good doberman!
06-29-2018 12:49 PM
LadyDi Ya know......just because...I am ...shall we say "special" I am gonna try your suggestion .........so stay tuned for a dutch oven fart update !
06-29-2018 10:26 AM
ECIN Once a day for us......when he beds down for the night.......he delivers us 1 doozy 7:30 to 8PM primetime TV time.........of course.


OK Di - I think I can also help you too ! When Hoss cracks one - pull the covers over his head - aka - the Dutch Oven ! lmao He'll come out from under them in 2 shakes of a puppies tail !

From

I'm not right - lol
06-28-2018 10:36 AM
LadyDi Don't know about ya'all but I'm getting worried about Gamer...no word for 5 days.
Gamer you OK.....just check'in in to make sure nothing life threatening is happening in "Gasville"
Sorry but this is just the best thread ever......I have been monitoring Hoss's gasline this week ........once a day for us......when he beds down for the night.......he delivers us 1 doozy 7:30 to 8PM primetime TV time.........of course.
06-23-2018 06:24 AM
ECIN Gamer - I think I have come up with a good test - to see what may - may not be causing the gas problem -

Have you SO start eating only what you fed your dog ! Say 2 cup's in the morning - 2 in the evening - NO other foods for him ! Then see if he can clear out the check out line ! If he don't - then it's something else other than the dog food !


Disclaimer : 5 years ago - we had the same problem with Big , Big girl - so I only ate her food ! Around day 4 - I stopped into Wal-Mart to pick up a few things - going back to the truck - I stopped to pee on a car tire and some dumba-- hit me ! Put me in the hospital for 5 days !

Tell SO to be careful !
06-22-2018 05:57 PM
Sinjin Mironov Yep, discussing doberfarts. This is my board and I'm so glad to be bsck.
06-22-2018 06:49 AM
Beaumont67 I once sold pet food part time, for over a decade...only Holistic-human grade & organic treats.

Former Amy was my wing-man partner (and Therapy dog) and I would let potential customers smell her breath.
(a solid sales tactic)
- this Dad would hold her mouth open, for others to take a sniff
- people use to say: "I don't get it, what am I suppose to smell"?
- Beau would say: "nothing, no stink of heads & beaks & ground up chicken bums"
- and often I'd have a new customer

Once a new customer had a Boxer with bad facial mange. My supplied food, took 85% of the mange away, but 15% still bothered me. So I said, "show me your treats"? / it was the bad Milk Bone type (with dead stock meat & dyes)...so changing all sources of food, fixed the dogs health.

I'm with dobebug - grain free contributed to our last pups soft stools / might me marketing hype...
- so what if zero grains, only for the formula to be full of cheap potato-starch fillers (for example) ?

And Coco Loco feeds RAW - from what I heard, it really is a most healthy choice / once past the learning curve.

PS - I've heard good things about the Kirkland premium kibble (for those on a budget) ...never used it though.
- while we buy Costco 100% Liver treats (dried) & USA made
- cheap kibbles often have corn sugars & salt added, to make it taste better / dogs can get use to it, like our caffeine addiction to coffee ...taste just isn't always a good sign of goodness or ingredient quality
- also many cheap kibbles contain "Beet Pulp" / a stool stabilizer, that is not good for dogs intestine health

And I'm sure - taking actions to strengthen a pets immune system is also key to a clean smell of health.
- so don't over vaccinate either
06-21-2018 05:13 PM
Coco Loco Is it bad to say that I seriously cannot remember the last time Coco had a bath.

She never smells. One of my favourite things to do when she nuzzles me is to put my nose right in her fur and inhale deeply because she has never smelled like anything during her 9 years.

I feed Coco raw because she did horribly on kibble her 1st year of life. She does once in awhile fart but it's not a regular occurrence. I do limit her consumption of lamb and duck because those proteins do induce very smelly farts and always have.

I think you should look at your food source and have a check up at the vet because what you describe is not what I have experienced with Coco.
06-21-2018 04:12 PM
dobebug
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Originally Posted by gamermouse0213 View Post
Does dog food cause bad breath as well? @Beaumont67 mentioned lack of stinky breath in their post depending on the food that the dogs ate. Zeus's breath has been pretty bad. I was faulting it to his tooth because it looked like there was gunk in there that I couldn't get out (Zeus is/was a poop eater..ugh), but the tooth is gone and his breath is still stinky. We monitor him when we take him to go potty in the backyard to make sure he doesn't turn around and go sniffing at his poop to taste. He was bad at that about two months ago, but then he stopped. And I haven't seen him chow down on pop in a while, but his breath makes it seem like otherwise. I've inspected his mouth, and it doesn't look like there's any remnants of anything lodged in his teeth, and the dentist said I can't continue to brush his teeth yet because the stitches in his mouth may be disrupted.

His stinky breath is yet another thing I'm going to have a talk to the dental vet about. Poor Zeus! He's just a stinky dog at the moment, but I meant to mention that his farting is bad only after he eats..so it probably is time for a gradual change of food. Going to stick with his current food til a vet visit clears him for solid (not soggy) food again.
Blood in the mouth will definitely make a dogs breath pretty stinky. Until those suture are out (the ones from his dental surgery) I would wait to think about food changes.

I guess some food can make a dogs breath stinky but if it's only food that doesn't last long. I feed fish based formula and for a short while right after I feed the dogs if they breath directly in my face their breath will smell somewhat fishy.

But my dogs rarely smell like much of anything other than warm dog. And except when they are showing in conformation they don't get bathed much. When they are playing show dog they get bathed immediately before a show or show circuit but after that they might get bathed once or twice a year.
06-21-2018 03:49 PM
LadyDi yeah seriously I get a news letter that comes into my email package........next time I get one I will save it for your review.....it basically just shows the active topics...and yes right there big a bold was gamer's thread title...
DOBIE FARTS.......LMAO.......still.....see ya on the chicken wire!!! over and out....LOCO!!
06-21-2018 03:42 PM
ECIN
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Originally Posted by LadyDi View Post
Are you sure its not your SO ...maybe just blaming it on the dog???

Today I received my DT newsletter ....your thread was right there !!!! Still LMAO over this one...so so sorry gammer ....just ...nothing funnier than a fart!!!

Will be think'in of you and your family daily .......

Di - after this post - Your officially in the ECI and Aunt B . 's Your not right club ! Congrats !

I'm also LMAO

BTW News letter ?? I have never got a news letter !
06-21-2018 03:38 PM
LadyDi Check with your vet ...but there are different types of tea that are good for dogs bad breath as well as their immune system....poor pup......just a bad month all together.... di
06-21-2018 03:33 PM
gamermouse0213 Does dog food cause bad breath as well? @Beaumont67 mentioned lack of stinky breath in their post depending on the food that the dogs ate. Zeus's breath has been pretty bad. I was faulting it to his tooth because it looked like there was gunk in there that I couldn't get out (Zeus is/was a poop eater..ugh), but the tooth is gone and his breath is still stinky. We monitor him when we take him to go potty in the backyard to make sure he doesn't turn around and go sniffing at his poop to taste. He was bad at that about two months ago, but then he stopped. And I haven't seen him chow down on pop in a while, but his breath makes it seem like otherwise. I've inspected his mouth, and it doesn't look like there's any remnants of anything lodged in his teeth, and the dentist said I can't continue to brush his teeth yet because the stitches in his mouth may be disrupted.

His stinky breath is yet another thing I'm going to have a talk to the dental vet about. Poor Zeus! He's just a stinky dog at the moment, but I meant to mention that his farting is bad only after he eats..so it probably is time for a gradual change of food. Going to stick with his current food til a vet visit clears him for solid (not soggy) food again.
06-21-2018 03:30 PM
LadyDi Are you sure its not your SO ...maybe just blaming it on the dog???

Today I received my DT newsletter ....your thread was right there !!!! Still LMAO over this one...so so sorry gammer ....just ...nothing funnier than a fart!!!

Will be think'in of you and your family daily .......
06-21-2018 03:11 PM
dobebug If you are not feeding treats of unknown quality and the dog has unending farts that are incredibly stinky it's the one time I'll seriously consider a change of food. All dog foods have slightly different ingredients and a sensitivity to even one minor one can create toxic gas.

I feed a kibble that isn't highly recommended (and is often described as poison) but over the years most of my dogs have done very well on it--bright eyes, glossy coat, endless energy, small solid stool and very little gas. I don't care how many stars a kibble has if it doesn't meet those basic qualities it's not the right food for that dog.

And the dog has to like it and eat it as if they do like it.

Periodically I try a new food or new type of food to see if it produces better results than my old standby. So far I haven't food one that does.

About grain free foods---I did try two different highly recommended grain free types a while back. No one (three Dobes at that time) looked better or seemed to feel better on the grain free but one of them definitely wasn't processing it well and he had very soft stools on both varieties of grain free. One of the other boys clearly didn't like the food--or the way it smelled because he turned into a picky eater--eventually he'd eat his meals but he went from a 2 minute for two cups of kibble guy to an are you ever going to finish that in this century?

Many years ago I tried a highly rated food that caused my Australian Shepherd (who was an eating machine and would eat anything to turn up his nose and announce that he was moving unless I started feeding real food again.

But back to the gas problem--I tried several different kibbles (including grain free) on my most consistently gassy dog. Ultimately I found that a mixture of the same food I've been feeding for years mixed 50/50 with Costco's Kirkland Chicken and Vegetable would keep him in good weight (he was very hard to get weight on and keep weight on and trying to add more food tended to make the gas situation worse because it was just more food than he could process). AND even though he still farted (when he sat down, when he stood up, when he play bowed at one of the other dogs) it mostly didn't stink. So the farts were announced (he sounded like a small two cycle motor) but they didn't drive us out of the house.

And if you are feeding canned food--even in very small quantities--a whole lot of dogs don't seem to be able to handle canned food--even the very best stuff--if it doesn't give them gas it may give them soft stools.

Good luck...with the gas situation--it's well known the Dobes are true gas bags...
06-21-2018 12:08 PM
melbrod Frito feet isn't really a problem; it's due to a bacteria that grow between their toes . They may even stink more if doggie has been running around; dogs sweat through their feet.
Limping or a lot of licking could show something bad is going on.
06-21-2018 11:07 AM
ECIN Just thinking here gamer , you need to teach him the pull my paw trick - then blewie Your friends would be impressed !
06-21-2018 10:58 AM
LadyDi If he did not stink before and does now......look for what has changed ....his kibble is the same just adding water.......

anything else that might be different..??

Gamer you made my day on this one!!!......Can never have enough fart experts in the house.......

With Hoss we get 1 good fart per day........after his dinner time.......other than that he smells like a daisy........
06-21-2018 09:49 AM
gamermouse0213 Yes, Taste of the Wild is a grain free food. I like it because his coat is soooo pretty! I'm giving credit to the food he eats, but it may be other factors .. like me petting him all the time which might evenly distribute oils across his coat? lol
I'm not opposed to changing his food though, if it's better for him! I JUST bought another 30lb bag yesterday, but like someone said here I'm going to wait a bit to see if dousing his food with water is the culprit...and if not, possibly try the a adult formula (after researching when a pup can switch over to adult food..)
I took a whiff of his paws this morning (cue a .. wtf are you doing, mom? look from Zeus) and they DO smell like Fritos! That's probably why I can't stand idk .. I hate Fritos. They're not terrible, but I really notice the smell after he's been running around. I didn't know about yeast infections on dog paws! Would they look abnormal? He's not picking at his feet or anything, and they look like they always do. He licks his paws every so often, but he's done that since he was little, and it isn't all the time.

Thank you everyone for your helpful words of advice, as usual!
06-21-2018 09:40 AM
Chesa Ace can clear a whole house in 1.2 seconds!
06-21-2018 08:28 AM
RADAR2017 Gamer -

Radar went through a stage of being really smelly too - although if I recall, it was closer to the time he was going through teething. I was feeding Nutrisource Large Breed Puppy (Chicken/Rice formula), and his farts could peel paint. I also found myself bathing him WAY too often, because his BO would get to be unbearable after just a few weeks (super sensitive pregnancy nose didn't help either..) His coat looked fine, and his stools were normal, but he STANK.

What I did was switch him to a different formula of Nutrisource, because I really like that it is made locally to me and it is at the right price point and quality. Now I feed him ALS Grain Free Large Breed Lamb and Pea formula. So far it has been good - only the occasional fart (usually right in my face as he is getting off the couch ), but they don't smell nearly as bad. I've noticed that his gas gets worse if we give him more treats than usual. I stopped buying pet-store treats (except jerky, he loves jerky), and now just give him bits and pieces of whatever it is that I'm eating (as long as it's dog safe). That seems to help as well.

If you really like TOTW, and his coat and stool is fine, maybe just try switching to a different formula/protein source and see how he does. If that doesn't work, you may want to look into a different brand. I don't have experience with stinky feet, but when you go to the vet for his follow-up, you should probably have him checked for signs of a yeast infection, just in case.
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