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My dog is a poot-butt. HELP!

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by frizz, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. frizz

    frizz

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    As some of you know, I have a Doberman. As ALL of you who are Dobe lovers know, they almost always have ass gas that will make flowers wilt on contact. It is like burning rubber and rotten eggs, which is from the hydrogen sulfide.

    Also, it goes in cycles.

    Any ideas on what will help? These are the things I have tried:
    Gasx

    Different brands of food

    Probiotic pills (I suspect that the spores are destroyed in the high-acid dog stomach.)

    Putting his bowl at neck level so that he doesn't have to bend down

    He isn't a gulper, so the tennis ball in the food bowl doesn't apply.
    Anyone ever solve this problem? I prefer to let him sleeps in the bed, but sometimes I have to kick him and his mixed "step-sister" out of the bedroom and into the crate in the other room -- sometimes the stench will wake me up.
     
  2. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Champagne cork should do the trick.
     

  3. cgwahl

    cgwahl Sheriffs a near

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    Probably not a good idea.

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  4. frizz

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    That will just work until 25-30 poots are backed up, and then they will all come out at once.

    Hydrogen sulfide is just as toxic as cyanide, and it kills you the same way.
     
  5. Adjuster

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    I would think it has to be a diet issue. Keep trying different food formulas.


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  6. porschedog

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    If you love your dogs you'll get used to sleeping in a gas mask
     
  7. 2bgop

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    It has to be a diet issue. What does your vet say about it?
     
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    Have you tried any food like California Natural or Innova Evo?
     
  9. dango

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    I've been a dog owner most of my life. The more I mix PEOPLE
    food with minimal dog food the less of any sort of problems the poor dogs had ! Any problems.....!

    If this still holds true , I'm not shure cause I'm not shure what I'm eating any-more ! :dunno:
     
  10. TheExplorer

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    Have you ever had the dogs anal glands expressed? It's supposed to happen after they go #2, but if not, either your vet or you need to do it. Some dogs are more prone to it than others. I have one who is fine and another that I take to the vet regularly.
     
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    NDCent Socially Inept

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    Maybe he needs a little more garlic in his diet. When my dogs sleep in the bed, they're usually the ones complaining. :dunno:
     
  12. Magnus2131

    Magnus2131 Glock Gimp

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    Pit bulls are the worst when it comes to gas.
     
  13. Mark Smeaton

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    A chicken and rice dry food stopped my Lab from producing WMDs.
     
  14. frizz

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    I have thought about getting low-grade chicken or beef and adding anything that would be missing from a natural diet (say, bone meal) and supplementing with vitamins/micro-nutrients, but I have not gone so far as to find a source and price it. I suppose taking a chicken and thoroughly grinding it (bones, feathers, and all) would work, but you'd need a good grinder to make sure none of the bone residue is larger than a speck.

    From what I understand, meat with supplements is the best for dogs. (The carrots on dog-food commercials just appeals to people, and it doesn't really do anything for the pups.) I'm not very fond of soy protein because it isn't digested as well, which is why soy-based dogfood tends to make for butt-pooting.

    Has anyone ever done something like this? How much more expensive was it? How much more of a pain was it?
     
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    Mak Maven Lifetime Member

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    Consider a GRAIN free diet. It took care of our pooches gas.
     
  16. JLB768

    JLB768 Old & Grumpy Lifetime Member

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    Our Doberman sounds like a tommy gun when she goes up, or down the stairs.
     
  17. frizz

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    Ya. Grain isn't exactly natural for dogs.
     
  18. cgwahl

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    Guess that means you don't need to stick a bell on your dogs collar to know where it is.
     
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    Another vote for trying a grain free brand. Switching to grain free food significantly decreased my English Bulldog's farting.

    What brand of dog food are you feeding him now?
     
  20. FCastle88

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    My 2 Dobes can get a bit gassy from time to time, but nowhere near as bad as people are describing in this thread. My older one was pretty bad as a pup, tried a few different foods and eventually it went away. Try a decent quality food with no corn, wheat, or soy. I feed Wellness large breed, used to get Innova large breed until they changed their recipe recently and lowered the meat content. It's pretty pricey at $60 for a 30lb bag, but there are other fairly good brands of natural/holistic dog food for about half that.