Are Dog Farts Harmless Or A Medical Problem?

Are Dog Farts Harmless Or A Medical Problem?

How many times have you been relaxing in a room with your fur ball when they suddenly let out a fart that makes you just need to leave for a moment?

You might find your pup’s flatulence funny, but sometimes, it can be the indication of a health problem that needs to be addressed. So, why does flatulence happened? It’s basically the result of bacterial fermentation and the breaking down of the food that pups eat. Although farting itself isn’t abnormal, there are a few elements that can cause increased flatulence.

Food such as meat, beans, dairy, and those that have a high fiber content are main culprits. But food allergies, dietary indiscretion, and a too-sudden shift in diet can result in this too, and some medical conditions like irritable bowel disease, parvovirus, exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, and intestinal parasites.

Well then, how can you tell when farting is a sign of a medical problem? Flatulence is likely harmless if your pup doesn’t show any signs of illness, but you can bring it up with your vet during your next checkup. With that being said, increased flatulence accompanied by lethargy, diarrhea, vomiting, bloating, discomfort, and appetite or weight loss warrants a visit to a veterinarian.

Even if your pup is perfectly healthy, there are ways that you can decrease the smell or frequency of flatulence in your pups. Keep your fur ball away from the trash so he doesn’t go foraging for table scraps, switch to a food with less fiber, or use a probiotic. You can also book a test for food allergies to see if something specific is giving your pup this problem!

Hopefully, you’ll be able to deal with this smelly problem of your pups! Don’t forget to like and share!

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