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Old 06-16-2014, 07:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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JAX's farts bring tears to my eyes, they are silent and deadly The food he is currently on is Purina Beta Large Breed With Turkey.

Composition: Cereals (wholegrain 20%), Meat and animal derivatives (meat 14%, turkey 4%), Vegetable protein extracts, Oils and fats, Derivatives of vegetable origin (dried beet pulp 1.1%), Vegetables (dried chicory root 1.1%), Minerals.

Additives: Nutritional additives: IU/kg: Vit A: 18 300; Vit D3: 1 070; Vit E 145; mg/kg: Fe (E1): 76; I (E2): 1.9; Cu (E4): 8.4; Mn (E5): 5.7; Zn (E6): 135; Se (E8): 0.18; Vit C 140. With antioxidants.

I don't know if anything in this is causing it but any help would be appreciated to stop him lol
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Old 06-16-2014, 08:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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At times the lacking of a dog's digestive system being able to break down and utilize the carbohydrates in it's diet....I'd be suspect of the "Cereals (wholegrain 20%)" if JAX's farts are caused by this. Gulping down food can be a contributing factor as well....so I have read.

Maybe try a raw diet and see if that ceases the stinkies....


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if there is soy it will cause stinky gas
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Are his poops normal looking?

If his poops are runny, yellowish and impossible to pick up then along with the stinky gas, he may have SID small intestinal dysbiosis and will benefit from a course of Tylosin (Tylan) or Metronidazole antibiotic, depending on the bacteria in his gut. Otherwise a pre-probiotic may help his gut. Definitely something to discuss with your Vet.
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Check what treats you feed him,easier to switch treats or cut them back
If that's what's causing the poor air quality
Switching Dog food should be done slowly to prevent bad side effects,
I've always found GSD's to very sensitive sudden food changes.
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Going to sound really stupid now but what do you mean by a raw diet? I've seen it taken about a lot.

His poop is normal, never had an issue in that department lol

He gets tripe training treats, a dentastix before bed and just normal dog biscuits (no colouring) when we go for a walk (as encouragement to return to me off lead)

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At times the lacking of a dog's digestive system being able to break down and utilize the carbohydrates in it's diet....I'd be suspect of the "Cereals (wholegrain 20%)" if JAX's farts are caused by this. Gulping down food can be a contributing factor as well....so I have read.

Maybe try a raw diet and see if that ceases the stinkies....


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He doesn't gulp his food, he has a special bowl and he gets it a bit at a time either in the bowl or a treat toy didn't want him getting bloat.
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Going to sound really stupid now but what do you mean by a raw diet? I've seen it taken about a lot.

His poop is normal, never had an issue in that department lol

He gets tripe training treats, a dentastix before bed and just normal dog biscuits (no colouring) when we go for a walk (as encouragement to return to me off lead)
Doesn't sound stupid at all....

A raw diet is a diet consisting of raw meat, bones and organs...think of a wolf, coyote or fox and what they eat.

There is a rather high percentage of people in this forum which feed their dogs a raw diet.

If you should choose to explore the wonderful benefits of feeding your dog a raw diet, make sure and ask many questions as you do your research on the proper raw diet for your dog.

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Doesn't sound stupid at all....

A raw diet is a diet consisting of raw meat, bones and organs...think of a wolf, coyote or fox and what they eat.

There is a rather high percentage of people in this forum which feed their dogs a raw diet.

If you should choose to explore the wonderful benefits of feeding your dog a raw diet, make sure and ask many questions as you do your research on the proper raw diet for your dog.

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Done a little bit of research and it looks rele complicated lol my partner is waiting on his first paycheck from a new job so we dnt rele have alot of money at the moment, how much would it cost a month to do it? We currently pay 40 for his food now.
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Done a little bit of research and it looks rele complicated lol my partner is waiting on his first paycheck from a new job so we dnt rele have alot of money at the moment, how much would it cost a month to do it? We currently pay 40 for his food now.
It's much easier than you might imagine....I guess since most pet owners are acclimated to just opening a bag of dry food and filling a bowl ..anything else seems more involved or complicated....but since you can make big batches of food for your pup in advance and freeze it...it's much less labor intensive than one might think.

As far as cost goes, in my situation ...feeding raw is much cheaper due to the sources I have available..I consider myself fairly lucky. I just placed an order for 117 lbs of meat, organ and bone for a total of USD $55.58 which is about 32.77. If you buy premade raw, you will pay a much higher price but since I buy the components from a slaughter house out in the farming district...it is ridiculously cheap.

Anyway, start checking out what sources you might have available locally and you might find a great deal like mine.

I will say this much, a raw diet is sooooooo much better for your dog and in some cases much more economical as well.

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