I know this has probably been talked to death, but I seriously need some help. We feed our dogs Orijen dog food (probably one of the best quality foods you can get).
Our chocolate lab (Madu) has such bad gas it smells up our whole house! At first we thought he was allergic to grain (hence switching to Orijen which has zero grain) but he still has such bad gas and burps all the time. Sometimes he has such a big burp he pukes all over the floor. 90% of the time when you're standing next to him, you can hear his tummy rumbling and making noises - and it's LOUD! We excercise him really good every 2-3 days at the dog park. I have been watching his stools and they are normal and he seems to be acting normal, except for the gas! We have tried numerous foods but nothing seems to help rid him of the gas. Right now we have him on some herbal drops you put in his water (Tasty Licks I think makes them) to aid in digestion, but it doesn't seem to be working either. We are at our wit's end.
Does anyone know what this might be, or what food would be good to keep his stomach settled? Thank you! Amy
What other foods have you tried?
It could be that the Orijen is too rich for him.
You name it, we've tried it....
Any suggestions on food to try? ???
No food suggestions, but is his bowl on the floor or elevated? Once we moved the bowls up closer to mouth level it helped lessen the gluping/ air intake when they ate. Very little gas and burps.
Really. Well that's worth a try!
Followup on the above. I never thought of the speed of consumption contributing. Someone has suggested elsewhere, putting a tennis ball or something in the bowl to slow them down when eating.Originally Posted by theboysmom
Hershey Kisses, In charge of getting Ed out to the dog park so that he gets some exercise.
Just throwing a spanner into the works here but...
I would be inclined to try a novel protein source kibble. Duck and potato, herring, bison. Something like that. Because an intolerance to one or more of the common meat proteins (chicken, beef, etc.) could be the culprit.
Have you tried Gas-X or similar product that contains simethicone? You need to get the liquid because the capsules or chewables just pass through a dog's short digestive track without releasing the simethicone.
For a long term solution, you may want to consider a raw diet.
Thank you for all your help, I will try some things in the next few weeks