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    Defaultmy big girl panties are being put on.

    Both the dogs are going on grain-free dog food. This gas is un-bearable!! Tank is on better food than Bentley but neither are grain free. When I make the switch will I be able to cut back on amount of food or does it depend on thr dog and type of food? Tank now gets four cups and Bentley five(he is very active and five fits him well). Also I thought I read somewhere that going grain free does help with gas..is that true? If not I will still switch. I now have to money to do it so why not?
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    Going grain-free completely eliminated the gas problem in Jack's case. Even though he was on quality food prior, the stench could peel paint off the walls.

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    What foods are you currently feeding Diedra that are causing so much gas?

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    Finding the "right" grain-free food for Koivu helped with the gas. On some of the other formulas he was horrible even though they were grain-free too.
    I think on a lot of the grain-free foods you can feed less. To start, check the calorie content of whatever you pick and see how it compares to what you have already been feeding them.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Top Of The Hill View Post
    What foods are you currently feeding Diedra that are causing so much gas?
    Wal-mart food ;-) tank gets Purina one and bent gets pedigree. Pedigree is full of grain. I had them both on Purina one for a while but my mom was having to by the food and family things happened and in the end it was cheaper to do the split. Tanks is not near as bad as Bentley's. His are silent but deadly.the treats are also hopefully grain free (if I can find some). Some people brought up origen (so?). It helped a lot with there dogs but I'm not sure on how much it is.
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    I feed Taste of the Wild (grain free), and it is fairly economical, especially if you have a farm store nearby that carries it. Journey still has gas that can kill, but I do give cheapo grain treats occaisionally. Try string cheese for treats, it is pretty cheap, and one string can last a long time.


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    Perhaps adding a quality probiotic would be more cost effective. I've fed both grain free and grain inclusive and never noticed a gas issue.

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    Thank goodness we can open the windows now one of ours is a constant gas bubble.

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    If you are going to grain free for gas-reduction only, I agree with Nicole - add a probiotic instead. They both did well on Purina One, right? I would stick with that and add a probiotic to see if that helps with gas. Bauer has been on both grain free and grain foods, and for him grain free didn't go well (his fur was falling out in clumps, and his coat looked horrible). Since they are doing well (other than the gas), I wouldn't monkey around with their food too much.
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    I agree with trying the probiotic first. Its a giant step to go from grocery store quality food to grain free. I'd find a better moderately priced food if you really want to change foods, but not necessarily grain free.
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