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Hi all,

I have a year and a half old blue boy who weighs about 80 pounds. He is absolutely wonderful and the love of my life. He has recently started having some seriously seriously seriously bad dober farts(so bad I take him out to potty right after because it smells like his poop or worse!) He hasnt had really bad gas up until about a month ago and I cant figure out why he is starting to now or if its a sign he needs to see the vet or has an upset tummy. He is on blue buffalo salmon wilderness mix and chows it down(4 1/2 cups). Boyfriend has a pit/italian mastiff that is about a year who does not have gas and is also on the same food. We watch them very carefully so I know hes not getting into any food he shouldnt be.

Just want to make sure my pup A ok! :)

I tried to attatch some pictures below, hopefully they work!
 

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My dobie had the same problem and was loud too. I fed him royal canin and every day 150 gr of tuna fish. Maybe is the salmon flavored food that causes it? Did you feed your dobie the same food before he started having problems?
 

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yep hes been on the salmon food for almost a year now! his are loud sometimes too, like when he jumps off the bed or when he is stretching with his butt up in the air haha:)
 

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Does he get treats, human food, or bones to chew on? My boy can get gassy if we are training with treats, so i try and keep it at a minimum.

If he is gassy for more than 14 days, i would go to the vet, he may be lacking in pro/prebiotics. If he starts looking at his tummy, or standing in strained position, or loses his appetite, I would suggest a vet visit pronto.
 

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My girls have gas as well, they might not be as nauseating as yours but they do get it .. and no fish in the food here but that doesnt necessarily mean its not that. I think that alot of dobes have gas, as Ive heard about that being something alot of people talk about is how smelly their dogs are so Im not sure if its just a dobe thing or if it relates to food or what. However, if its excessive, or if its unusually pungent or anything maybe a phone call to your vets office to ask a few questions would be in order.
 
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If this is new and nothing has changed as far as food or treats, I'd probably go see the vet. I might be overly cautious, but it's strange that he'd suddenly be having a dramatic increase in gas.
 
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DOG FARTS (in my experience) - stems from the quality of kibble...and corn may be a factor.

My 1st dobe farted often and ate not so good food, kibble brand recommended by my 1977 breeder.

My current dobe maybe farts once every 2-3 months...funny how she looks at her bum / where did that come from ??...lol
- she is feed, like a deva...no money spared, using expensive kibble + 2 home cooked meals daily (meat/veggies/rice)
 

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Gas is a sign the food is not agreeing with them. You might want to consider changing foods or maybe a different formula of the brand you are on now.

That is, if he isn't getting some new treat or something extra.

You could try adding some plain greek yogurt to his diet for a couple of weeks and see if that will clear it up. A good heaping tablespoon to each meal.

If you are feeding the 4 1/2 cups all in one meal, split it into two. It is recommended to feed dobermans two meals a day instead of one big one because of bloat risk.
 

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When one of Willy's internal explosions hits the atmosphere your first reaction is that
this must be chemical warfare. And these blasts have some serious hang time. They
just don't go away. His diet is simple, kibble, chicken, and for a treat some no fat Greek
yogurt. It has been pretty much this way his entire life. The vet has checked him and
everything is okay. Just a Dobe thing.
 

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When one of Willy's internal explosions hits the atmosphere your first reaction is that
this must be chemical warfare. And these blasts have some serious hang time. They
just don't go away. His diet is simple, kibble, chicken, and for a treat some no fat Greek
yogurt. It has been pretty much this way his entire life. The vet has checked him and
everything is okay. Just a Dobe thing.
It is not just a dobe thing.

I have had quiet a few dobermans and the only one I had a serious problem with stomach gurgles, noises, changing foods worked for her. None of my dobermans have ever had a bad gas problem. A small amount of gas, I wouldn't worry about, but when you get a lot or clearing the room types, something is not right. It is usually whatever the dog is eating not agreeing with him.
 

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Yogurt is what I was advised to use for sensitive stomachs by our trainer and it really helped. Kira Hime liked the vanilla or strawberry...

Wow could my little girl clear a room! Not to mention she liked to sleep in my bed and under the covers... Talk about a Dutch Oven!

One time she farted, the noise captured her intrest, she put her big nose down there... and pulled back quickly shaking her head!!! Yep even she knew she was a stinky thing!!!!

I love the smiling photo! Cute boy!
 

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It is not just a dobe thing.

I have had quiet a few dobermans and the only one I had a serious problem with stomach gurgles, noises, changing foods worked for her. None of my dobermans have ever had a bad gas problem. A small amount of gas, I wouldn't worry about, but when you get a lot or clearing the room types, something is not right. It is usually whatever the dog is eating not agreeing with him.
True. But sometimes.. every good dobe just has to rip good one.
 

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Jack has always had this stinky problem. Vet said to slow him down when eating as he's swallowing a lot of air. She also said that training treats or treats in general bring on the funky stuff.

I just had Jack seen for an eye problem last week and again questioned the gas after Jack bombed us in the room.
 

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We had a dog with colitis, someone my husband worked with wanted to come over and show us this great way of spending money, one of those companies that you sell for someone and you recruit people. Started with an A. My husband ask him before he came over if it was A and he said no. He came with his lovely bride and proceeded with his speach. Oreo was laying under the table and would rip the worst, turn the air blue, burn your eyes. No one said a word. They left soon after.
 

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We had a dog with colitis, someone my husband worked with wanted to come over and show us this great way of spending money, one of those companies that you sell for someone and you recruit people. Started with an A. My husband ask him before he came over if it was A and he said no. He came with his lovely bride and proceeded with his speach. Oreo was laying under the table and would rip the worst, turn the air blue, burn your eyes. No one said a word. They left soon after.
ah! excellent exploitation of dober-fart :) I may use this technique some time.
 

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I switch to a bag of Ocean Wellness Core every couple of months to freshen up Suki's coat and I notice her farts get much worse when on fish vs the regular flavor.
 
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