A Golden retriever’s farts can either be
a) Silent and deadly or
b) Loud and smelly
Either way, dog farts are disgusting and (if we’re honest) are something that no one wants to deal with.
But besides being embarrassing, they also mean that your dog might be in pain from excess gas.
Disclaimer: You should probably visit the vet to see why your dog is farting all the time, especially if the farting is a recent development and your dog has diarrhea or blood in his stool.
Now that we have that out of the way, these are possible ways stop your dog’s deadly farts.
Don’t Give Your Dog Table Scraps
Dogs can’t easily digest these table scraps, especially those high in fats, sugars or diary.
“Most dogs are lactose intolerant, so giving them anything with dairy will upset their stomachs,” says Dr. Sara Ochoa, DVM, Veterinary Consultant for DogLab.
So, better skip feeding your dog anything containing milk, cream, or cheese.
Keep Your Dog Out of the Trash
Dogs (for whatever reason) love going through our trash, and when they’re doing that we can’t really monitor what they’re digging up and eating. This is very dangerous for your dog and can lead to a lot of stomach upset and gaseous emissions.
Keep Dogs Active and Slow Down Speed Eaters
If your dog is swallowing their food and it seems like they’re not even chewing it, they’re also swallowing a lot of air. And that on the other hand leads to gas and farts later on.
Consider buying a slow-feed dog dish to make swallowing large amounts of food impossible for your dog.
What Can I Give My Dog for Stinky Gas?
Ask your vet for help, he might recommend a medication like simethicone or an antacid to help reduce your dog’s farts.
Another thing that might help your dog with this problem is supplementing its diet with probiotic powders. Dog foods and treats that contain ingredients like Yucca schidigera and zinc acetate may help reduce the odor of your dog’s stinky gas as well.