How to Cure Dogs With Bad Gas

By J. Johnson

Flatulence and bad gas are not just human problems. Your dog can suffer with these types of issues as well. When your dog is suffering from gas and flatulence, it might be annoying to you, but it can also be uncomfortable and even painful for your dog. Therefore, you should do all you can to cure your dog when you notice a problem with bad gas. If it were possible, your dog would certainly thank you for it.

Cocker spaniel asleep
A dog with bad gas might be very uncomfortable.
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Feed your dog a high-quality dog food to help cure bad gas. Quality dog foods may include an Association of American Feed Control Officials label and lots of omega fatty acids. Avoid foods that contain meat by-products, dairy, ash, corn, cornmeal, wheat, fillers or chemical preservatives.

Feed your dog several small meals per day rather than one or two large meals, which can encourage the formation of bad gas, particularly if your dog eats food rather quickly.

Exercise your dog every day. Take your dog for one or two long walks and allow exercise time in your yard or a local dog park as well. An active dog is less likely to have bad gas.

Watch your dog carefully when in the yard to make sure it is not eating feces. This behavior causes bad gas. Also, make sure your dog cannot access a cat litter box.

Do not give your dog people food or allow it access to areas such as cabinets, pantries or trash cans. Eating foods not common to your dog's diet causes bad gas.

Take your dog to the veterinarian if none of the above changes work to cure its bad gas. It could be a more serious problem that your veterinarian can diagnose and treat, such as a gastrointestinal irritation or food allergy.