How to Help a Dog Fart Less
Dogs delight in rolling in the most repulsive stuff such as deer droppings, cat excrement, raccoon poop, spilled oil, a dead squirrel in the road and similar decaying debris. In other words, it's not just poop that they like to roll in…it seems that anything nasty or rotten will do.
Allergies, hormonal imbalances, fungus, parasites and localized inflammation can lead to an overgrowth of yeast or bacteria on the skin and cause an unpleasant smell. Your dog's discomfort will lead to excessive scratching and licking which can cause a secondary bacterial infection.
Its harmless. But what happens when your pooch gets wet, whether from walking in the rain, having a dip or simply during a very humid day? The moisture dislodges these chemicals so that they become airborne and float to your noise – that's the musty stink you might smell, also known as wet dog smell.
Often, the main cause of smelly stool is diet, and although low-quality dry foods might fill your dog's belly, that doesn't mean they're healthy. Many dog foods are full of fillers that your dog can't digest or fail to give them a balanced diet, leading to smelly stool. It might be time for an upgrade.
Poor Diet Often, the main cause of smelly stool is diet, and although low-quality dry foods might fill your dog's belly, that doesn't mean they're healthy. Many dog foods are full of fillers that your dog can't digest or fail to give them a balanced diet, leading to smelly stool. It might be time for an upgrade.
There are a number of health issues that can result in your dog letting out frequent, smelly farts. This can include; Inflammatory Bowel Disease, tumours, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, pancreatic disease and gastrointestinal disease.
Cat foods that contain lots of fillers will cause your cat's poop to be smellier and sometimes runny. Seek your vet's help in getting your kitten on a high-quality, species-appropriate diet. Cats who are on good diets tend to have less smelly poop and are generally healthier. The less processed the food, the better.
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Most cases of chronic flatulence are caused by a diet that is poorly digested by the dog. These poorly digestible diets cause excessive fermentation in the colon and subsequent gas formation. Soybeans, peas, beans, milk products, high-fat diets, and spicy foods are all commonly associated with flatulence in dogs.
Foul smelling urine can indicate a bacterial urinary tract infection (not just “stinkle,” as often experienced after eating asparagus), while lack of smell (or color), as seen with dilute urine, is seen with metabolic diseases (kidney failure, etc.).
Poor Diet A nutrition problem is the leading cause of abnormally smelly dog poop. A dog fed a healthy and balanced diet will produce healthy poop, however, if your dog's diet is not meeting their nutritional needs or is lacking a certain nutrient, you may find that the smell of their poop becomes increasingly smellier.