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Why is my pet so gassy?

by Twila Beasley on September 5, 2016

Sometimes it can be a little funny when your fur baby cut the cheese or maybe a little embarrassing if you have guest over. Either way it’s completely normal however if you feel that your cat’s or dog’s flatulence is really strong and/or too frequent, the following may be the culprit.

Food

Does your pet’s diet consist of high amounts of soy, corn, wheat, or other cereal grains? if you answered “yes” this could be the reason for all the stinky flatulence. Before changing your cat’s or dog’s diet, make sure to consult your vet.

Medication/Diet

A rapid change in your pet’s diet or medication can be a reason as well. Medications such as anti-depressants, antibiotics, narcotics, blood pressure medicines, herbs, and other natural supplements can have a negative impact on the digestive system and with  bowel movements  that can trigger gas.

Parasites/Bacteria

Giardia, intestinal infection that pets can get by eating other animal’s feces. This parasite has been linked to dog gas, Giardia unbalances the natural bacteria.

Stress/Excitement

Under stressful or exciting moments can temporally change your pet’s hormone balance.

Bowel and acid production problems

 Bowel disorders in dogs normally result in a gastrointestinal malfunction. It’s a broad category which includes health issues like food allergy and inflammatory bowel disease.

How to address the problem?

The best way to handle such a situation is to talk with your vet, ask about natural probiotics.

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