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What are Gas?

Excessive flatulence in dogs can be a sign that something is wrong with the animal’s digestive system or diet. Dogs generate and pass gas just as humans do, but when observed along with other symptoms may be a cause for concern. Excessive flatulence is more common in overweight and sedentary dogs, but may affect any breed of any age. Don’t hesitate to make an appointment with a veterinarian if your dog is experiencing this condition.

Flatulence is the production of gas through the process of digestion. It is a normal part of the digestive process, but can sometimes be of concern if occurring suddenly or excessively in otherwise healthy dogs.

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Symptoms of Gas in Dogs

  • Expulsion of gas from the mouth or anus
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Swelling of the stomach and intestines from gas buildup
  • Audible rumbles from the digestive system.
  • Unusually offensive odor

Causes of Gas in Dogs

  • Indigestion
  • Eating too soon after vigorous exercise
  • Eating too quickly such that air is ingested
  • Sudden change in diet
  • Spicy food
  • Eating milk products
  • Diets with excessive soybeans, peas or beans
  • Diets with excessive fiber
  • Ingestion of spoiled food
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Parasitic infection
  • Intestinal tumors
  • Gastroenteritis

Diagnosis of Gas in Dogs

Diet

While some amount of flatulence is normal, excessive or sudden onset may indicate a problem. Symbiotic bacteria in the intestines help digest fiber and other components the dog is not able to fully digest itself. In the process of digestion, these bacteria produce gasses. If the dog is unable to digest enough of these foods before they reach the intestine, excessive gas may be produced. The veterinarian will want a detailed account of the kind of food your pet is eating, the frequency and type of any treats, and whether it has been allowed to roam unsupervised (during which time it may have eaten something without your knowledge). Be sure to mention if your dog eats extremely quickly or “wolfs” its food. If no other symptoms are present, such as vomiting or diarrhea, the veterinarian will suspect a dietary cause.

Gastrointestinal Dysfunction

Another cause of flatulence in dogs is the incomplete absorption of nutrients, again leading to excessive fermentation by bacteria, producing gas. There are many causes of poor absorption of nutrients. Inflammatory Bowel Disease can flatten special protrusions called villi in the small intestine. These structures aid in absorption, and damage to them can produce diarrhea, weight loss and flatulence. Parasitic infection can also irritate the gut, slowing nutrient absorption with similar symptoms. The veterinarian will take flatulence into account along with the other symptoms, and order lab tests to find the problem.

Common lab tests for these symptoms may include examination of a stool sample, culturing the bacteria of the gut, some blood and urine tests, and imaging such as x-rays or ultrasound. These tests will help separate out what is causing your pet’s discomfort.

Occasionally, acute (temporary) gastroenteritis may occur after eating spoiled food or taking ill from a virus. This is usually temporary and resolves itself after a few days. Tell your veterinarian if your dog has recently been ill.

Treatment of Gas in Dogs

Diet

Diet modification should start with the reduction of peas, soybeans (if any), fiber, and fat. Too little fiber can cause problems as well, so make these changes incrementally and observe your pet carefully. Don’t feed your pet spicy or acidic foods, reduce the number of commercial treats given, and don’t feed immediately after a run. Dogs are lactose intolerant, so avoid giving cheese or milk-based products.

Gastrointestinal

Treatment for gastrointestinal dysfunction will vary according to the type and specific presentation of the illness as determined by the veterinarian. Acute gastroenteritis usually resolves itself, while parasite infections will require medication and decontamination of the animal’s living space. Inflammatory bowel disease has some treatments available, but is not well understood, and is often resistant to the available treatments.

Recovery of Gas in Dogs

Managing your pet’s diet and eating habits can help curb flatulence and digestive upset. Careful observation and modification of when and how you feed your pet is often successful at reducing flatulence. Keep an eye out for any secretive snacks your pet may be taking during walks or play in common areas.

In the case of parasites, make sure to diligently give the medication as directed and keep your pet away from sources of re-contamination. Give your dog a clean and dry living space, and avoid contact with poorly cared for or wild animals, their feces, and their living spaces.

IBD can be managed in many cases with anti-emetic and anti-inflammatory medication. Follow your veterinarian’s advice and monitor your dog closely. Flatulence is the least distressing symptom of IBD, so even if it cannot be successfully controlled, it does not pose a serious threat to your dog’s health.

Gas Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Mack
Aussiedoodle
6 Months
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Gas

I have a six month old doodle mix who recently in the past couple weeks has had very bad gas (to the point that we can hear it) with a terrible odor, and burping. His food hasn't had any major changes and we give him Science Diet. He was diagnosed at 8weeks with girrardia, however the tests came back mostly negative. I noticed last week he vomited once, and has been having a mixture of bowl movements. No Diarrhea, however it will go from a normal dark brown texture to a softer light brown texture. He seems to act fine, drinks and eats (often). Which I know is normal for a puppy but should I be concerned?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Common reasons for the signs that you are describing include food intolerance and parasites. Since he was diagnosed previously with Giardia, it would be a good idea to have him examined and a fecal test run to make sure that he doesn't have any other parasites - your veterinarian will look for the eggs in the stool sample, and they don't always shed eggs, so we sometimes have to look at a couple of samples. If he does not have parasites, your veterinarian will be able to direct you towards what might be going on. I hope that Mack does well!

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Hunter
German Shorthaired Pointer
11 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

My 11 year old german shorthair has had very offensive gas for the last couple of weeks. It is not uncommon for him to have bad gas once in a while, but this has lasted a long time. It has gone so far as I have washed all his bedding thinking that that may be where the smell was coming from. He has not had a change in diet unless he found something outside.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Bad gas in dogs may be caused by dietary intolerance, table scraps, getting into something he shouldn’t or an intestinal infection; I cannot say what the cause is but I would recommend moving him over to a sensitive diet for a week to see if there is any improvement in his gas. If he has diarrhoea or other concerning symptoms you should have your Veterinarian take a look at him to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Emmitt
Mixed black lab
7 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Bad smelly gas
Fever
Lethargic
Drooling

I have a 7 year old mix lab that has suddenly started having extremely smelly gas. He was just sick with similar symptoms 2 weeks ago and we took him to the vet. He had a 106° temp and was throwing up. His fecal was a bit soft, but not diarrhea. There was nothing strange in his fecal.

He recovered and now 2 weeks later he has begun to show signs of the same illness again.

My suspicion is he has found something rotten in our backyard that I am unaware of.

Any ideas or input. Please help. Thanks.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is possible that Emmitt has found something nasty in the garden and didn’t learn his lesson from last time; I would recommend only taking him out on the lead until he recovers again, once he has recovered take him out and let him run around to lead you to whatever nasty is in your garden. Check have a walk around your garden to see if you can find something, look under shrubs and bushes as they are good hiding places. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Lucy
Jack Russell Terrier
3 Years
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Limping
Gas

Our three year old Jack Russel Terrier, Lucy, has had bad gas for the past four days. No change in diet, but I was gone helping our daughter and so we thought maybe stress. Today Lucy started limping - tail tucked. She's usually very active.
Is this all related?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Lucy I cannot say what the specific cause is or if the symptoms are related, tucking the tail down may be a response to pain in the rectal or anal region and limping may occur due to abdominal pain. Again, without an examination it is difficult to say what specifically is going on here; try to feed Lucy a bland diet of boiled chicken and rice to see if there is any improvement and give plenty of rest. If there is no improvement or Lucy is in pain you should visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Sparky
Beagle Point
2 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

My 2 year old Beagle, Sparky, is sometimes a bit nervous. Yesterday, he was acting a bit off. Today he started to get stomach gargles and bad smelling gas, even his burps! He is still eating and drinking. I am trying to get him to our vet, but in the meantime is there anything I can give him or do for him?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If Sparky is having some gastrointestinal symptoms it would be best to move him across to a bland diet of chicken and rice so that it would be less irritating to his stomach; also ensuring that he is hydrated is good too but your Veterinarian will be able to tell you more. Infections, parasites, foreign objects, poisoning and other causes may cause stomach upset; your Veterinarian will work to rule these out. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Modus
Labrador Retriever
2 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Rumbling stomach and gas
Rumbling stomac

My Lab Modus has been eating quite a bit of grass. His stomach is making noises throughout the day and night. He has had the same dog food for well over a year and this issue has not occurred before. He is still very active and playful. What can I do to settle his stomach? Is there a tums like thing for dogs?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few different things you can try to settle Modus’ stomach: firstly try to feed smaller meals more often especially before bed so that the stomach isn’t empty for long periods of time; also there are over the counter products like famotidine (0.25mg/lb twice per day) but we need to know that there isn’t an underlying health issue like a stomach infection before giving this. I would try first to feed the smaller more regular meals for a few days to see if there is any improvement, if not consult if your Veterinarian to make sure there isn’t anything else going on. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Baerret
French Bulldog
4 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Gas

My 4 year old Frenchie and he has a wort on his mouth which the doctor said would just fall off but that was just over the phone. I haven’t taken him in yet. Since that wort has been there his gas is super bad i mean it was bad before because he’s a bulldog but this is different... could it be something really bad?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If Baerret has a canine oral papilloma then it will eventually fall of itself once the immune system has fought the infection; also you should keep Baerret quarantine as well as this is contagious. It is possible that the gas is unrelated to the papilloma but without examining Baerret I cannot give any clear answers; if your Veterinarian hasn’t made a visual diagnosis of the papilloma you should visit for a check and a general examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Kai
Great Diane x St. Bernard
10 Months
Critical condition
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Critical condition

I have a 10 month old great daine x St. Bernard and his stomach has not been well for the past 3 weeks after we changed his diet to half meat and half veg instead of pellets,VET says he has a lot of gas but in the past 2 days he would jump up out of no where yelping in pain and today his back legs have gone completely weak and can hardly walk in the space of 3 hours from walking fine.
Extremely stressed and I would greatly appreciate any help.Thankyou

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Gas can be extremely painful, if gas is present in the stomach gastric decompression may help; if the gas is in the intestines it is a case of letting it work its way out. Simethicone may be useful in some cases; a large dog should receive the equivalent to one human dose, a medium dog should receive the equivalent to half a human dose, and a small dog should receive the equivalent to a quarter of a human dose. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Hannah
Parson Russell Terrier
12 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Occasional discomfort passing gas

The presence of gas in our 12-yr-old Parson Russell - Hannah - presents differently than normal flatulence, and baffles not only us - but apparently her vet as well.

She will be dozing, and then suddenly leap and run, as though stung near her anus. She'll spin around to check the tail area. Doesn't lick, and doesn't act as though there is any lingering pain. Until this week, there has been no sound that we could hear, even with her lying next to us in bed.

This has been going on for at least 2 yrs; when we describe this to our vet, s/he seems baffled and unconcerned - sort of "shrugs". Hannah's anal glands are expressed regularly, and they're never full.

Lately, I've noticed a tight, high-pitched "squeak" from her anus just as she's leaping up. This is progress, since I now think that it has something to do with gas. Before this, we didn't know what the heck was causing it b/c we heard nothing.

Any input/thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. That is certainly odd behavior! Without examining Hannah, I have a hard time shedding any light on what might be going on, but one thing that might be worth trying would be a change in food to a GI diet and see if that decreases her gassiness. There are prescription GI diets available that are made to ease intestinal upset. Probiotics can sometimes help as well, and FortiFlora is a good probiotic for dogs. I hope that helps a little, but it is good that your veterinarian has ruled out larger problems.

So my dog recently went to the vet for s teeth cleaning. He is 11 years old and when they was cleaning his teeth he vomited very excessively! Letter to find that his stomach was so full of gas that it was almost 3 times the size it should be! Well my dog has recovered after Anastasia and is trying to recove fro Mathis bloat stuff and today he started being about to pass a lot of gas out and he is burping to which is releasing gas. Does anyone have any idea how long it will take for all the gas to be gone? I want him to be normal! My dog has been throu such hell the last few days but I don’t think we would have ever found it if we didn’t get his teeth cleaned. Maybe we got it just in time but I would like some feedback on if they heal from this or if they have this it is fatal or what? He is on medication to help his esophagus and stomach and we will start trying food in the morning if he can keep doen all of the water I have given him tonight.

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Pearl
Standard Poodle
2 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

abdominal discomfort, flatulence

My two year old Standard Poodle is very gassy, in general. She had a gastropexy at age 8 mos. Two months ago I came home to find her in extremem pain and pacing. A visit to the vet and an x-ray revealed a bloated stomach. She was treated and recovered well. More than a month later she had an episode where she stands stiffly, tail down, stares forward and won't move. Or, she will try to get comfortable in different beds etc. and end up standing. We began treating her with small amounts of fennel nd activated charcoal mashed in a small piece of banana. This has worked well. However, the little episodes are becoming more frequent. She is eating well and eats Nutro Grain Free pasture fed lamb, lentil and sweet potato recipe and her treates are Zukes tiny naturals, Old Mother Hubbard peanut butter biscuits, and occasional liver smaps. She also enjoys carrots, bananas, and fresh fennel.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your question. Pearl sounds like she has a very sensitive GI tract. I'm not sure what you are asking, but if she is having these episodes of discomfort, it would be best to follow up with her veterinarian, as they know her, and her history and health status. I can't examine her, so I have a difficult time commenting on what might be causing these episodes. Some dogs who are prone to gassiness and GI distension do well if made to slow down when eating, and there are bowls that are specifically made to try and make dogs eat more slowly so that they aren't gulping air - if Pearl is a dog who eats quickly, those may help her situation.

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Cammy
Rotweiler
12 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Bloating, gassy, throwing
Bloating, gassy,

My Rotweiler Cammy had gdv and was operated on in October as an emergency, she still has a lot of gas buildup and she throws up occasionally. When I spoke to the vet he just said it would pass... it has been just over 3 months since the operation and she is still getting all bloated and gassy. What is there on the market that I can give her to help with passing the gas and not to swell up like a watermelon. She is on a chicken and rice diet. 1part chicken and 2 part rice since the operation. Please tell me if there is anything that will help cause I'm so worried

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Im glad Cammy is okay! There are a few thing that you can do to decrease gas with her - you can make her eat more slowly, which helps, and there are food bowls that you can buy that help with this. She may benefit from a low residue diet, as well. you veterinarian can suggest a diet that might help decrease her gassiness. I hope that she does well!

My tiny maltese is only 7 pds and she has painful gas u can hear across the room. The vet put her on Hills I/D but it hasn’t helped. It is killing me to see her in pain! Its off & on. She eats very slowly.

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Bella
Dachshund
10 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

noisy stomach
Bloating
Noisy Breathing

Medication Used

gas x

Bellas tummy is hard & noisy always! Vet said maybe "cushings", but nothing on blood work & urination symptoms aren't showing that disease. Tummy gets SO hard & swollen, it effects her breathing, sound like deep snore! You can hear & feel gas/air moving in her tummy. No food scraps or treats (Purina Pro One food). No Diarrhea, seems more like straining (anal glands removed) & this is 90% of the time..

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Distended abdomen in dogs with Cushing’s is a result of fat accumulation, whereas gas accumulation would be attributable to something else; whilst she is on a well known commercial dog food, I would recommend that you try feeding a gastrointestinal sensitive diet to see if there is any improvement in the gas in the stomach. It may be worth giving a cathartic to speed up gastrointestinal transit which may help with the gas. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Zorro
Miniature Schnauzer
6 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Pain
Swollen Abdomen

Our miniature schnauzer ate half a pumpkin pie a few hours ago. Now his stomach is distended and hard, and he is clearly in a lot of discomfort. He has not vomited, nor has he had a bowel movement. He did belch once but has had no flatulence. Do we need to be concerned or will this resolve itself? Is there anything we can to ease his discomfort?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Whilst pumpkin is safe for dogs to eat, other ingredients of pumpkin pie such as nutmeg and artificial sweeteners are toxic to dogs. Usually the levels of nutmeg in pumpkin pie aren’t lethal, but may cause abdominal distension, pain and increased heart rate; severe cases of nutmeg poisoning are disorientation, high blood pressure and seizures. Symptoms of nutmeg poisoning my last for up to two days. Artificial sweeteners may cause hypoglycaemia due to a large release of insulin into the body. I would recommend visiting your Veterinarian to induce vomiting and try to prevent any other clinical signs given that Zorro is a small dog (approx 15lb?) which would mean that the nutmeg would be more dangerous in comparison to a larger dog. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Hazel
Ridgeback mixed
14 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Diagnosed with GI and lots of gas
GI and lots of gas

My 14 yo dog was diagnosed with GI. She just started treatment today. However, she is still releasing strong smelling gas. We can even hear oit whenever she releases. Is there anything i can give her for the gas? She is already taking probiotics and antibiotics , plus a prescription only food. I want to find out if we can do anything for her gas.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The gas will resolve along with the other symptoms, but today is just the first day of treatment and it may take a few days to over a week to see improvement depending on severity and treatment prescribed. We generally don’t treat gas as it is more important to treat the underlying condition rather than the symptoms. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Holly
toy poodle
14 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Loud bowel sounds
She walks around with rail down

My dog jumps every time she has loud bowel sounds. It disturbs her sleep. She eats slow and we feed her high quality food. Holly is a toy poodle 14 years old. Is there a thing we can do to help her? Not sure if it scares her or she is in pain.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Gas can be caused by a few different conditions besides eating habits including diet (regardless of quality, intolerance can cause gas), infections, parasites, tumours, etc… Sometimes the cause maybe due to a treat which you give, try some elimination trials to see if the gas lessens in severity. Also, diets high in plant based products can ferment causing gas; many dog foods which try to move away from grains have a plant based replacement, an inspection of the ingredients would indicate possible candidates. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Ruben
Shih-Tzu
4 years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Hi my dog Ruben suddenly started experience tremendous pain in his belly when we picked him up & is very weak. We haven’t changed his food but recently while I was in the bathroom get got in my bowl of cereal with milk. I’m just really worried. He isn’t himself.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It may be that the lactose in milk is causing some bloating of the stomach, you should give Reuben a few days to look out for improvement; however you should check the ingredients of the cereal to make sure there are no ingredients which are dangerous for dogs. If you see no improvement by Saturday morning you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Hachi
Bluetick Rat Terrier
7 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Lethargic, posturing, no gas ,no de

Our dog stopped eating is visible in pain, posturing, has vomited bile, vet put him on probiotics and special food but he won’t eat. Usually he eats faster than you can put the bowl down.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I'm not sure what testing was done or medications Hachi is on, but is seems that he may need further diagnostics to figure out what is going on with him. He may need lab work or x-rays to find out what is wrong with him. That is definitely not normal behavior, and it would be best to have him seen as soon as possible to try and figure out what is happening with him. I hope that he is okay.

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Tinto
Miniature Schnauzer
10 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

discomfort
Wants to sit suddenly, discomfort walking

Tinto ate a half a burrito one day and a quarter of a dressed cheeseburger the next (stolen while I went to restroom) days later symptoms occured. Vet visit showed nothing. Expressed glands temperature taken, reflexes, vet felt around back and legs for pain and found nothing. Two days later still having symptoms. I did hear rumbling in stomach on day one. Stool shows no blood. I'm puzzled and would give anything for his discomfort to be gone. Wondering what to do next !?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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When you have a sneaky dog like Tinto who steals food from your plate, the best course is prevention by placing the food where he cannot reach. The sitting suddenly may be to relieve pressure on his diaphragm and discomfort when walking to the movement of the stomach causing discomfort. Changing Tinto’s diet to a bland diet like boiled rice and chicken until the symptoms improve and giving him pure canned pumpkin may help to relieve the stomach pain. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Sophie
Bassett Hound
4 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

No other symtoms

My Bassett Hound is Epileptic. he is not on medication because her seizures are few and short and only during storms, she hasn't had one in a long time, and I don't want her to depend on medicines. When I rescued her, four years ago, she had been without food for weeks, had been abandoned in a severe storm. We had her spayed as soon as she was well fed and strong enough, she was very skinny and weak when we found her. The vet found that she had Pyometra, He said that that had been taken care of. She has been happy and well cared for ever since. She was fine until a few weeks ago when she started passing noisy, very foul smelling gas. She's not bloated at all. What can I do for her? We love her very much and are worried that it has do do with the Pyometra.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Sophie is spayed, she would not likely have pyometra, as the majority of her uterus is gone. Gas can be due to a change in diet, something that she ate, or parasites. If the gassiness continues, it would be a good idea to have her examined by your veterinarian to try and determine the cause, but if she is not showing any other signs, she may be okay.

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Nala
Labrador Retriever
20 Months
Moderate condition
1 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Diarrhoea. Bloating

Hi 2 days ago we noticed nala had diarrhoea and some straining ( her diarrhoea had no blood and was grey/green in colour), tonight we noticed her stomach was bloated and she is passing very frequent and very smelly gas, also she is weaker then normal, she will still walk around but is not near as playful. we have not changed her diet & also have another dog is is healthy

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Grey or green faeces may be caused by a few different causes including bile duct problems, ingestion of foreign material (including poisons), protozoan parasites among other causes; gas can also be caused by a body having difficulty trying to digest foreign material. If Nala is otherwise OK, give her a day or two to see if it passes but ideally have your Veterinarian check her over to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Ollie
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
11 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

My dog has cushion disease his stomach is very hard and bloated.recently he has had bad flatulence which has bad odour.i don't think he is in any pain but he is getting out of breath a lot. Do you think it is time to consider putting him to sleep .this is the hardest decision I have ever had to make but I would hate to think he was suffering .

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Ollie I cannot say whether or not he is suffering, a distended abdomen is a typical symptom of Cushing’s due to intraabdominal fat accumulation; you should have your Veterinarian give Ollie a check to get their views on his current condition and to check for pain or discomfort. This isn’t an easy decision to make, but I am unable to advise you unfortunately; however, if you believe it is time you should book an appointment for a checkup. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Gael
Papillon
7
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Loud Breathing

Hi
Recently I noticed that my 7-year old papillon would become suddenly weak with dropping head and shortness of breath especially after some running around in the house. Also some trembling under the throat region. The vet so far has put her on iron and B12 tablets which has now normalized. Her blood sugar is also normal. But after some resting, she regains her energy and becomes normal again. What can be wrong with her?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Conditions where there are significant changes in behaviour and activity are usually caused by endocrine diseases which include Diabetes, Hypothyroidism and Cushing’s Disease. These conditions may be caused by dietary, environment, genetic or unknown causes, but may be medically managed. There are different specific diagnostic tests that may be carried out to determine the underlying condition. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My chihuahua just recently was in the hospital because he got sick. The vets there told me that he had infalmmed intestines & bacteria in his bowel. They basically said it was because he wasn't digesting his food properly. He's been home for about a week and has been completely fine. No diarrhea and no vomiting. Well earlier today he had a seizer, which I got him out of it. They vet said he would be tired and which he has but he has not wanted to really eat or drink anything. Now he has really strong gas. The vet just told me to keep an eye on him and come in if he has another seizer or gets worse.

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Chester
Miniature Schnauzer
10 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
soft stools
Gass

Medication Used

Metronidazo
Synovi G4
Lactoquil

Hi my Dog Chester is a 10 years old schnauzer. Late last year we realized he was getting blind. He was also overweight went from 22lbs to 28lbs so we decide to change his food to a better quality. But that made him very gassy so we moved back to his regular food with since then he has very soft stools. The vet said it could be pancreatitis and switched him to a prescribe low fat diet. He still has very soft stools (can’t even pick it up) and gas. He looks healthy weights about 24lbs now. He eats ok even though he doesn’t like the food and drinks plenty of water. No other symptoms.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. I'm not sure how long he has been on the low fat diet, but it may take some time to have an effect if he has been having soft stools for quite some time. If he is eating and drinking well, you should have time to figure this out for him - he may need a GI diet for a short period of time. Probiotics can help quite a bit in some situations, as well. FortiFlora is a good quality probiotic for dogs, and may help - you can check with your veterinarian whether it might be beneficial for him.

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Loki
German Shepherd
1 Year
Fair condition
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Fair condition

My dog seems completely normal, however last night his stomach was making very loud gurgling and popping noises that I’ve never heard from him before. He ate his food yesterday morning but not last night and then this morning he ate like normal again. I’m just wondering if there is something more that I should be doing or if that was just minor gas.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Dogs sometimes get gas, just like humans, and it does pass without incident in most cases; stress, food changes, infections, parasites, non-food items, air gulping among other cause may lead to bloating. If Loki is not in pain or discomfort, keep an eye on him but if you notice any other symptoms it may be worth visiting Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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