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Dog With Bad Gas
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An_220998 posted:
Our ~10 year old male "mutt" has had horrible gas over the last 3-4 days. . .I mean BAD. . .smells horrible! Could there be something wrong with him? He acts normal, is eating. . .drinking water. . .He just SMELLS!

Thank you!
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AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
Ernie Ward, DVM responded:
He who smelt it...sorry - I digress..

Flatulence, as it's referred to by us medical folk when we're trying to be polite, is common in pets and people. Most likely your baby is responding to a change in diet, especially carb and fiber sources.Many times the flatulence will lessen as teh gut bacteria become accustomed to the new nutrients. Then again, there are some dogs that are just plain smelly! Bottom line, if you're feeding your pet a high-quality diet and he's acting normally otherwise, no worries. If you're feeding a cheaper food, this may be a signal that digestibility is an issue or the food may be too rich in fats. Good luck and here's to deodorizer!