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Old 11-24-2012, 11:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default OMG. The gas is just unbearable!

Occasionally, Gabby manages to break down or open the baby gates and gets into whatever she can when I'm gone. Today was one of those days. I ran out for half an hour, and when I came back, she surprised me at the door. In the kitchen was an empty bag of wheat rolls (they were almost full) and a half eaten jar of peanut butter. I'm amazed that she got the lid off! She also managed to break down the baby gate to the "cats' room" and pull the litter box into the middle of the room -no doubt she snacked from it - and pulled a bag of cat food downstairs. Luckily, I got home right before she tore into it...

Needless to say that her gas right now could probably be considered a biological weapon...


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Old 11-25-2012, 12:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Horatio's gas is ALWAYS like that so I feel your pain! LOL.
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Lol! Gabby's gas is like this on a daily basis, but not an every few seconds basis like it is now. And the worst part is I can't force her out of bed. She will think I'm punishing her and not understand. So, I keep covering up my face with the comforter and coming out for air every now and then.


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Old 11-25-2012, 12:53 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I just put a thick towel over her butt. Hopefully it will catch the smell so I can go to sleep... Lol. Gabby, I'm not laughing at you, I'm laughing with you.

On a serious note, I hope she doesn't have a tummy ache. I know I would if I had that much gas in me...


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The baby gates dont seem to be working. How about crating her?
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I agree with Kari, try crating instead of baby gates.

If you havent crate trained before do some research on it. Its not punishment unless you make it so. Dont expect big results the first dozen times you try it. Dont get discouraged. It will be a very safe place for puppy.

Be happy that its just a bit of gas. It could be a LOT worse. What if she happened to have eaten something and it got lodged in her intestines? Or her stomach? Major surgery and a huge cost and a lot of stress for you and your puppy.




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Luckily she only got into things that are digestible, otherwise you could have a big vet bill on your hands! I agree that crate training might be the way to go. Aspen is crated when I'm not home and she chooses to sleep in her crate at night time (it's in my room, but I don't close the crate door on her at night time), she's actually napping in there right now I think. Her crate is her safe place and she loves it. It's pretty handy to have a crate trained dog, if she has to go to the vet, or if you're staying with friends/family and don't want her to destroy their house, etc. Also, if bad gas is a daily occurrance, time to switch to a raw diet!!
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:19 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I have 2 baby gates in place but when I'm gone both of my girls are put in their kennels. One gate blocks our laundry room (the cat food & litter box are in there) & the other blocks the steps. The one blocking the steps will be removed once Murphy is fully house broken & we have no more accidents. I see nothing wrong with putting them in kennels as not only are you protecting your house but you are protecting them (which I find to be the most important part).
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I used to crate Gabby but it felt like punishment, so I tried leaving her with access to only one room and she seemed much happier. I don't know her whole story before I got her, but I do know she was tied up outside most of her life until I got her and has scars all over her legs from getting tangled.

It's usually my fault when she does manage to get past the baby gates. Either she broke them down because I used the tension instead of screwing it in (fixed), or she opened it because I forgot to push the handle all the way down. I also left the pantry door open. She wouldn't have gotten anything if i had closed it. She's very good about not eating non-food items. She has never torn into a toy or her bed or anything. She just likes her food...


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It seems like it's time to examine a new route. She could potentially eat something that is toxic to dogs. Crating definitely isn't a punishment, it;s a great way to show your babies you love them by keeping them safe. I had one dog that had anxiety in the crate and he's 6. Took a week of work and conditioning and now he's mostly okay with it. I'd much rather that than come home to find him harmed in some way.
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