Dog wind

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My pooch benji, the most loveable and gentle red setter wolfhound cross
in the world, has started making our lives a misery, when he breaks wind
it is the most awful smell imaginable, i have changed his diet several times
but it makes no difference, the vet tells me he is in good health, so anyone
have an idea? we are fed up living with all the doors and windows open .
 

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That's what my parents say.
 
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Mk said:
That's what my parents say.
About your dog ?

i cant imagine another possibility
 
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I ment about me.
 
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Mk said:
I ment about me.
I doubt if a human could create an aroma like benji, but then again :yuck:
 
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wolram said:
so anyone
have an idea?
Superglue and a cork.
 
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Bury the dog.
 
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wolram said:
My pooch benji, the most loveable and gentle red setter wolfhound cross
in the world, has started making our lives a misery, when he breaks wind
it is the most awful smell imaginable, i have changed his diet several times
but it makes no difference, the vet tells me he is in good health, so anyone
have an idea? we are fed up living with all the doors and windows open .
What types of diet have you changed him to? Going from one cheap dog food with lots of fillers to another is still going to result in the same problem. Also, how long have you kept him on the new diet each time? Adjusting to a new diet can take a week or so, especially if it's abrupt (vets usually recommend gradually mixing the old and new food together with increasing proportions of the new food so it's not an abrupt change in diet).

Is anyone sneaking the dog table food, or other snacks? Does the kid who doesn't like vegetables always manage to miraculously clean his plate when your back is turned?

Otherwise, I guess you could invest in gas masks and room fresheners. :tongue2:
 
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Moonbear

It has been going on for over a year now and i have been following the vets
advice on diet, he wont eat veg, but does have a treat now and then, maybe
a digestive biscuit.
Im sure a chemist could not reproduce the smell from what he eats, if he could it would be a cheap way of controlling riots.
 
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I wonder if acidophilus would help? Maybe you could ask your vet about this.
Take a look at this forum's posts: http://www.terrificpets.com/forum/1065.asp [Broken]
 
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When the dog breaks wind...you do the same...yeah!

Competition helps sometimes!!
 
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Math Is Hard said:
I wonder if acidophilus would help? Maybe you could ask your vet about this.
Take a look at this forum's posts: http://www.terrificpets.com/forum/1065.asp [Broken]
Hey a helpful suggestion thanks, hope it works
 
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When the dog breaks wind...you do the same...yeah!

Competition helps sometimes!!
I would have to move into a tent.
 
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We got a thread on stinky feet,now one on dog farting,what's next...?:uhh: (*worried,opens the window*)

Daniel.
 
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Im sure a chemist could not reproduce the smell from what he eats...
I would bet that the offending gas is the usual suspect in these cases: H2S. It takes so very little of a sulfur compound to produce problematic quantities of this pungent gas that, as long as his system is dedicated to finding the sulfur and binding it with hydrogen, you probably won't be able to affect this problem by controling what he eats. I don't think you'd be able to find completely sulfur-free food.

What Math Is Hard suggested is probably the best avenue to explore: some kind of additive to what he eats that would somehow obviate the production of hydrogen sulfide gas.
 
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Math Is Hard said:
I wonder if acidophilus would help? Maybe you could ask your vet about this.
Take a look at this forum's posts: http://www.terrificpets.com/forum/1065.asp [Broken]
Worth a try. I'm laughing that the link talks about pugs...my sister has one of those little windbags! I'm always astounded at how much gas one little dog can produce; we could probably keep the house heated all winter on that dog's methane emissions! If the dog's intestinal flora are off-kilter, that could explain excessive gas production. Was the dog on any antibiotics near the time the problem began?
 
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Worth a try. I'm laughing that the link talks about pugs...my sister has one of those little windbags! I'm always astounded at how much gas one little dog can produce; we could probably keep the house heated all winter on that dog's methane emissions! If the dog's intestinal flora are off-kilter, that could explain excessive gas production. Was the dog on any antibiotics near the time the problem began?
No the only medication he has is the occasional doc martins, i have had
dogs or been around them since i was a kid, but i have never come across
one that can evacuate a room in one second flat, the trouble is they are
silent and have time to permeate the room before you can hold your breath.
some times he looks at his bum then at me as if to say, i am guilty but whats
the fuss about.
 
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How about activated charcoal suppositories? :uhh:

If nothing works, just insert a kazoo and let him keep you entertained. :biggrin:
 
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Acidophilus, you can get it at the healthfood store, and mixed with milk at many grocery stores. My little dog{18lbs} drinks about 1/4 of a cup a week, and never any gas problems.
I started drinking it to help with heartburn. It really helps humans too!
 
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Acidophilus, you can get it at the healthfood store, and mixed with milk at many grocery stores. My little dog{18lbs} drinks about 1/4 of a cup a week, and never any gas problems.
I started drinking it to help with heartburn. It really helps humans too!
Another great tip, thanks, come to think i do feel a bit windy myself
:smile:
 
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wolram said:
Another great tip, thanks, come to think i do feel a bit windy myself
:smile:
This forum does tend to have that effect.
 
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wolram said:
Another great tip, thanks, come to think i do feel a bit windy myself
:smile:
Should we give him the kazoo, the cork, or the pot roast?
 
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Mk said:
Should we give him the kazoo, the cork, or the pot roast?
Glue yes, but a hose--connected to the heater. Seriously, the greenhouse problems are not caused by humans alone! :rofl: I can't remember the joke about the farmer fattening his pigs with corks, and having a monkey pull the corks...anyone remember how it goes?
 
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There were these three farmers that wanted to win the state fair contest for having the largest hog. They decided that they should stick a cork in their pigs' asses and feed him for a month before the fair. The only problem was that none of them wanted to be the one to stick the cork in. So they bought a monkey and trained him to stick corks in bottles. After a week or two of this, they stick the monkey in the pen with the pig and a cork, and after a minute, the monkey did what he was supposed to do. The farmers fed the pig for a month and sure enough, they won first prize. Once they got home, they realized they still had to take the cork out. So they trained this same monkey to take corks out of bottles. They stuck the monkey in the pen with the pig, and the farmers woke up three days later in the hospital with a reporter sitting next to them. The reporter asked the first farmer, "What is the last thing you remember?" "Sh*t flying everywhere," the farmer replied. The reporter asked the second farmer the same question and got the same response. When she got to the third farmer and asked him what he could remember, he started broke down and cryed. The reporter asked, "What's the matter?" The farmer replied, "The last thing I remember is the look on the poor monkey's face as he tried to stick the cork back in."
 
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MK, there is something distinctly un-guamish about you.
 

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