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Old 10-22-2011, 03:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My Boxer is 2 years old and stays mostly outside. I decided to give her a bath and keep her in the house, but she has terrible gas. Does anyone know what would cause that and what I can do for her?
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Old 10-22-2011, 03:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've heard gas can be worse if you are feeding a low-quality food, but I have mine on a good quality food and his is still pretty bad lol. You might could try switching foods though, might help a bit!
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Old 10-22-2011, 03:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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get used to it, pretty much all boxers have gas, regardless of age or diet
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I completely disagree. My dogs have been on several high end commercial pet foods and still had stinky farts. We tried Taste of the Wild, Natural Balance, Orijen, the list goes on and on. It was not until we decided to take a more natural approach with our dogs and started to feed RAW. My dogs do not have that doggy smell, they do not fart (ok, I am sure they do but we dont smell them), their poops are nice and small , their teeth are sparkly white, their breath is fresh and their coats shine like crazy.

I have 4 boxers and was always told its just the breed. That is total BS, if you do not want a gassy dog then switch them to a raw diet.
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My Leila has been on a raw diet for about 4 months now. I do give her homemade treats - liver treats and chicken/sweet potato treats. And she has a daily serving of yogurt, too. From time to time, she has had baaad gas, so stinky that she actually woke me up one evening from the stench. She once slept with me in the master bedroom, her bed pillow on my side of the bed and I woke up to a really bad, stinking fart. I got up, turned on the lights thinking she pooed inside the room. Nope, it was just one stinking bomb. She, of course, was fast asleep next to me.
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Add some yogurt to her food. That should help.
Gracie doesn't have bad gas unless she has eaten something out of the norm. I feed her TOTW kibble with some raw hamburger mixed in and plain Greek yogurt.
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I have mine on Raw and there really is no gas. Even on quality Kibbles thay had gas.Must say I am glad I switched plus they have shiney coats with no doggy smell.
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Gus has been really bad this past week, and we are also battling runny poops. I have him on a super bland diet to control it. I am afraid he got into the cat food.

He hasn't had bad farts until this week when he broke out in nasty poop. We don't feed RAW.
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I feed TOTW, They also get a big spoonful of yogurt and cranberry supplement and fish oil in their kibble once a day. They fart, but it's just noise without aroma
The only time their farts smell is if they've gotten into something they shouldn't.
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When I first got Tucker I wondered if he ended up at the pound because his owners couldn't get any sleep in hasmat suits.

The posts I read here made me switch to TOTW and the change was amazing. He almost never has gas anymore and he is usually solid.

It seems expensive but I think he eats a lot less than he did on any of the cheaper food.
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