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Old 3rd October 2007, 08:59 AM
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Please help terrible GAS

First let me start by saying I'm sorry if this is in the wrong place but I wasn't sure where else to put it. Chance's gas has gotten so bad it actually woke me up this morning and the whole house smelled. I have been feeding him Wellness Whitefish and Sweet potato formula for his allergies which seemed to have helped his itchies but the gas has continually gotten worse. Is there anything I can give him for it or do I need to switch foods again? I know boxers are prone to gas but this is just out of control, any help would be appreciated, thanks so much for your time
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Old 3rd October 2007, 10:34 AM
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They do make gas tablets especially for dogs. I always keep them on hand. Sometimes it will smell as though a skunk has escaped somewhere in my house! Those tablets are lifesavers sometimes!
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Old 3rd October 2007, 12:59 PM
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Have you tried natural yoghurt? Biff has a dessertspoonful a day and it really does help.
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Old 3rd October 2007, 02:13 PM
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Ali was really stinky until I switched to Canidae. A boxer friend of mine had problems with allergies and switched to Canidae too. Hope this is of some help.
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Old 3rd October 2007, 02:16 PM
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Maggie had really nasty gas until I switched her to Canidae as well. She also gets a spoonful of nonfat plain yogurt a day and doesn't have any gas. good luck!
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Old 3rd October 2007, 03:03 PM
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Old 3rd October 2007, 06:36 PM
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Laila had terrible gas every day...then I started to use Prozyme sprinkled on her food with each meal ...it took about a week and then the gas decreased about 90%..now if she has gas we comment because it is such a rare event! Hope it lasts.....Barbara
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Old 3rd October 2007, 06:45 PM
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all my dogs get yogurt in thier food and the gas is not as bad as when they didn't....GOOD LUCK

 
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Old 3rd October 2007, 07:13 PM
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Question Question about yogurt/prozyme

My boxers have the same gas problem and they are on canidae too. I will definitely have to try some of the remedies suggested but had some questions:

The yogurt you are referring to - is it just plain store bought natural/plain yogurt???? And just 1 tsp a day?

Also, where do you buy the prozyme?

Does one work better than the other?

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Old 4th October 2007, 08:15 AM
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Thank you all so much for your replies. We had Chance on Canidae but after about a month he simply refused to eat it, so we switched to the Wellness brand and he hasn't looked back. I will try some of the suggestions posted here and hopefully we can get some relief. Kayboxer, can you please give me an idea of where I find the tablets you spoke of, and Biff what brand of yogurt do you use? I have tried Dannon in the past and it doesn't agree with Chances' belly. Thanks again guys you really are AWESOME

 
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Old 4th October 2007, 08:20 AM
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The yogurt you are referring to - is it just plain store bought natural/plain yogurt???? And just 1 tsp a day?



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I buy Maggie nonfat plain yogurt from the store. She absolutely loves it. I give her a little more then a tablespoon of it a day after she's done eating all her dinner.

 
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Old 4th October 2007, 03:47 PM
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Just plain yoghurt. Nothing with sugar or sweeteners in it - plain natural yoghurt with probiotic live cultures - there are expensive brands out there but we usually go for the supermarkets own brand - much cheaper, but remember to check the ingredients (you are looking for things like acidophillus and bifidous)

We usually give Biff his on its own as an afternoon treat whilst Buttons is getting her 3rd feed of the day (Biff is on 2 feeds, and Buttons still on 4 so he doesn't feel cheated )