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Old 12-06-2012, 03:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone. Im a newbie here and I appreciate all the wonder info on this site.

I have searched high and low and I can't seem to find a remedy for Layla's funky gas!! Her gas wakes me up out of my sleep . I have tried Blue Buffalo (gas, vomiting, runny stool) and NutroMax (gas, vomiting). She is now on Wellness Oatmeal and Salmon blend and other then the gas she is handling it well. I give her Fish oil to help with her coat and she loves those stupid Begging Strips.

What can I add to her food or give her on the side to curve this. Please help she has my bedroom smelling like a room full of teenage boys !!
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have the same problem and am anxious to hear what others say, my advice would be cut out the beggin strips for sure though. Rosco's kennel is in our room and when we come home from an outing it smells like straight up butt! And during the night (hasn't happened as much now since I'm cutting out all bad treats, haven't changed foods yet though) he farts and it's like omg open a window! Phew!


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Old 12-06-2012, 03:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Its crazy. Her gas had me and hubby looking at eachother like...was that you?? The Beggin Strips are out the door, especially since I just read the "doggy treats" thread. I will be making the banana peanut butter cubes tomorrow. Never knew you could give a dog Bananas...
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Try grain-free. Boxers tend to not handle foods with grains well. Also, Moxie gets stinky gas sometimes from her fish oil pills.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:54 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Wellness is gluten, corn, dairy, egg free and no meat by products...correction to the blend its Oatmeal & Lamb. Its also high in the Omega's but I do the fish oil because her skin has been dry from fighting mange for over a year.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Oatmeal is DEF a grain. Some dogs can't even handle oatmeal shampoo which really surprised me. Boxers that can't handle grains means just that- that can't handle grains in any way. I would switch to a grain free food- wellness does have their wellness core line, however I don't like its high protein content and I think?? It has canola oil in it as opposed to some better oils- flaxseed or fish-- just my opinion. But everyone's choice and everyone's dogs are diff. In what they can handle. Also, yea absolutely NO beggin strips. Aww that made me cringe when I read the first post. Might as well feed them kibbles and bits if the treats are absolute yuck! Beggin strips - and anything colored and soft like that are 1. Full of sugar, 2. Full of colors and dyes and 3. Full of corn and byproducts. They make a lot of treats that mimmick the food, you just have to look for them. Personally, we don't do treats at our house. The dogs get a couple kibbles when they get in their crate and that's it. We just give lots of positive reinforcement and my boxer is extremely toy driven, so the tennis ball is a huge motivator. I don't like the thought of treats, because then they pay more attention to the treat than to you. Just my opinion. Others may think differently


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As far as the omegas- finding a food high in omegas is great. I personally am the same way. I feel like more omegas mean a higher quality food and I am on essential fatty acids and I know how important they are, so I want them to be high in my dogs food. However, with processing and heat, and w an open bag of food- etc some/ a lot of the omegas - ESP the omega 3s become not effective/ powerless in the food. And the omega 3s are in the lesser amt in the food anyway. I think salmon oil is great for the omega 3s. For the better skin tho, I would honestly look into trying coconut oil. Omg!! I never knew about it until I joined this forum, and I am a TRUE believer. Look up in this forum about coconut oil and u will be surprised. It has great antifungal, anticancer, antibacterial functions. You can put it on their food, and also put it on any of the mangy spots, or cuts, skin abrasions, acne--- works wonders for that. As far as the coconut oil- it is diff than the salmon oil- it has medium chain triglycerides, therefore, if u want both that and the omega 3s, I would rec giving both. Follow the directions and how ur giving the salmon oil. But start slow on the coconut oil. It has detoxing effects and can give them loose stools if not weened up in amts. eventually they can have 1 tsp per 10 lbs body weight, but I would start out slow- at a tsp or half tsp per day, ESP if he is having GI probs as it is. I also go give 400 IU vit E every day . My 8 mo old boxer puppy eats blue buffalo freedom puppy/ adult mixed, 2 tsp salmon oil, and 4 tsp coconut oil plus vit e every day and omg has never looked better. His acne is almost gone. His coat just glistens. I just get out of the car at petsmart and pple are giving me Remks on his coat


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I agree with going grain free, but even that doesn't guarantee no gas. We tried Dempsey on Wellness Core Ocean, and the gas was literally nauseating! That experiment ended quickly - lol! Unfortunately, every dog is different and you just have to find out what works for your dog. Many have luck with either Acana grain free or Taste of the Wild. I feed Dempsey Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream.

You could also try giving a probiotic or a tablespoon of plain Greek no fat yogurt. These often help.
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No matter what, what you do or what u change, gas is not a good thing- for you or for the dog and it means their tummies are upset and not handling what their eating very well. Another thing to try would be yogurt or probiotics. I have never given it so others can chime in on what they use- I know Greek yogurt is very popular--. For probiotics, I just get the salmon oil from petsmart that has probiotics in it.


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Wellness is gluten, corn, dairy, egg free and no meat by products...correction to the blend its Oatmeal & Lamb. Its also high in the Omega's but I do the fish oil because her skin has been dry from fighting mange for over a year.
Yes it is, but it still has grain in it. Oatmeal is a grain. Moxie's gas improved 95% with a switch to grain free. You want to avoid oatmeal, barley, rice, corn.... probably a few others but those are off the top of my head. There's nothing wrong with fish oil- but for my dog, she gets a little gassy from it some days. Maybe try reducing the dose or splitting it up? Like one in the morning and one at night.
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