|08-20-2013 12:41 PM|
|cla517||If Blue Buffalo is too rich, what should I try?|
|08-20-2013 11:03 AM|
The ingredients bolded below could be the cause of the gas, or it could be the chicken. This food already contains probiotics.
I would switch foods and see if it helps. Many GSD owners have found BB to be too much for their dogs.
Blue Buffalo Large Breed Puppy Ingredients:
Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Whole Ground Brown Rice, Whole Ground Barley, Oatmeal, Menhaden Fish Meal (source of DHA-Docosahexaenoic Acid), Tomato Pomace (source of Lycopene), Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Chicken Flavor, Peas, Alfalfa Meal, Whole Potatoes, Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids), Fish Oil (source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Whole Carrots, Whole Sweet Potatoes, Blueberries, Cranberries, Barley Grass, Dried Parsley, Garlic, Dried Kelp, Yucca Schidigera Extract, L-Carnitine, L-Lysine, Turmeric, Dried Chicory Root, Oil of Rosemary, Beta Carotene, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Niacin (Vitamin B3), d-Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Biotin (Vitamin B7), Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Ascorbate (source of Vitamin C), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Choline Chloride, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate, Salt, Caramel, Potassium Chloride, Dried Yeast (source of Saccharomyces cerevisiae), Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, Dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation product, Dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product
|08-20-2013 10:47 AM|
We're feeding him Blue Buffalo Large Breed Puppy. He gets 2 c. in the morning and 2 c in the evening. Lots of exercise.
What sort of probiotics/digestive enzymes?
|08-20-2013 08:41 AM|
you have to go into what he is eating . A little bit of gas , with low to almost no odor is normal.
Excessive gas , foul smelling gas, indicates that digestion is not complete in the stomach and intestines so you have a lot of bacterial activity in the colon trying to "digest" these undigested food bits .
what you are feeding is important . If feeding kibble look at your ingredients. Eliminate products with corn or soy , pea , which are full of indigestible fibre . No economy in the economy products !
make sure you are not feeding too much.
make sure the dog has exercise to help move things along.
give Digestive enzymes to help break down food in the stomach and intestines so that they can be fully metabolized and nutrients absorbed. This one step will address allergies , leaky gut, irritable bowel .
Add broad spectrum probiotics blend to keep friendly bacteria working to prevent malabsorption.
German Shepherds are noted for SIBO, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Probiotics and digestive enzymes are beneficial in treatment and prevention.
|08-20-2013 08:41 AM|
|Sunflowers||What are you feeding? Look on your bag of food. If the first ingredients are corn, or other fillers, that could be it. I would feed a grain free food, dogs were not meant to eat grain and many of them can't handle it..|
|08-20-2013 07:19 AM|
Treating Gas?? Help!
The puppy is killing us at night with his gas! He's been to the vet and has a clean bill of health. (He wasn't there specifically for gas issues, so I forgot to ask the vet about it) He's just stinky. Is there something I can give him? Beano? Help a girl out, I'm surprised the paint isn't peeling off the walls!