Gas Relief Home Remedy for Dogs

By Cindi Pearce

If your dog has gas and is stinking up your home, no one is going to be happy with the situation. A dog usually becomes gaseous or has flatulence because of his diet or if he is suffering from a digestive problem and the food he has eaten isn’t digesting correctly. Try these home remedies that you can undertake to quell your dog’s gas.

Charcoal and Other Suggestions

Dogs get gas just like humans

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Consider adding activated charcoal to your dog’s food. Charcoal will remove the gases from your dog's intestines. Charcoal is given in the event of poisoning. It absorbs stomach toxins and the gases in the digestive system that cause flatulence. Consult with your veterinarian regarding the use of charcoal. Too much charcoal can cause nutritional deficiencies because the charcoal depletes mineral and vitamins, according to Home-remedies-for-you.com.

Give your dog some yogurt and see if this helps eliminate the gas. Yogurt contains bacteria that are digestive friendly.

Avoid giving your dog soy products because they can make gas worse. Don’t give your pet leftovers, meat or raw vegetables because these items will exacerbate flatulence.

Observe your dog as she eats. The excessive gas may be the result of your dog swallowing too much air when he eats. You can prevent this by utilizing a feeding bowl that is wide and crushing the dog’s food before serving it to your pet, which will allow her to eat smaller amounts at a time.

Take your dog for a stroll. Exercise can prompt a bowel movement, which is going to reduce the amount of gas that your dog has.