What to Do If Your Dog Is Flatulent

If you’ve ever lived with a dog, you know that they can be sweet and affectionate. But there’s one thing about dogs that is just plain gross: their farts. And when your dog is flatulent, it’s hard to love him or her quite so much. Here are some tips for figuring out what causes your dog to fart so much and how you can put an end to the odors.

Watch your own diet.

You might be the one to blame for your dog’s flatulence. If you’ve noticed that your dog has a lot of gas, it could be due to what you’re eating. Avoiding certain foods can help to reduce or eliminate your dog’s flatulence. These foods include:

  • Spicy foods (particularly those with pepper)
  • Garlic and onions
  • Sugar-sweetened treats (including chocolate)
  • Caffeine-containing drinks like coffee and tea; cola beverages; decaffeinated coffee/tea/soda; energy drinks; cocoa powder (cacao), etc., unless using as an ingredient in baking or cooking only

Avoid feeding your dog people food.

There are many reasons why your dog may experience flatulence. One of the most common causes is that your dog has eaten something that he should not have eaten, such as a piece of plastic or a sock. It’s also possible that his digestive system is irritated, which can cause him to pass gas more often than normal.

There are certain foods that may be more likely to cause flatulence in your dog than others:

  • Foods high in fat, sugar and carbohydrates—such as pizza dough, chips and ice cream — can cause gas because they contain carbohydrates that aren’t broken down by the body easily and end up being broken down into simpler sugars (like glucose) through digestion; this process results in an increase in carbon dioxide production by bacteria inside the gut.
  • Protein-rich foods like meat tend to produce more gas because proteins require more energy for digestion than other nutrients do; since proteins take longer for dogs’ bodies to digest than carbs do, some proteins escape into the colon where they’re fermented by microorganisms on their way out (which leads to increased production of methane).
  • Fibrous vegetables like celery contain lots of cellulose fibers which aren’t digestible by dogs but remain mostly intact when passing through their systems; these undigested cellulose fibers act like sponges for moisture inside their systems causing gassy bloating after eating them as well as other vegetables containing high levels  of fiber .

Check for allergies.

Allergies are one of the most common causes of gas in dogs. If your dog suffers from allergies, they may have inflamed skin and ears, which can cause itching and scratching. They may also lose hair around the face and neck (another indication that this is a problem). If your dog has any of these symptoms, it’s worth talking to your vet about testing for allergies so you can treat them.

If you do suspect that your dog’s flatulence is caused by an allergy or food intolerance, there are some simple steps you can take to help reduce his discomfort:

Switch to a single-protein diet.

The first thing to do if your dog is flatulent is to switch his diet. You might have been feeding him the same thing forever, but it’s possible that he’s not getting enough nutrients in his meals. Dogs are omnivores, meaning they can eat a variety of foods. They can eat meat and fish; eggs, dairy products and even insects; fruits and vegetables; grains like rice or cornmeal; both dry foods (like kibble) and wet foods (like canned food). Some dogs will eat homemade food if you mix up some fresh ingredients for them! So don’t be afraid to try something new in order to reduce your dog’s flatulence problem.

Don’t exercise your dog too soon after eating.

After eating, your dog will be more likely to have gas and bloat as the food moves through his or her system.

Exercise can also cause flatulence: Dogs who are in good physical condition tend to produce less gas, but vigorous exercise may cause a release of swallowed air from the lungs. The same is true of eating too much at once (more on that later) or consuming foods with high fiber content, like raw vegetables or bran products.

Vomiting while exercising can also be related to swallowing too much air while panting excessively due to excessive exercise such as running in extremely hot weather conditions where there isn’t enough water available nearby for cooling purposes; if this happens frequently enough then it could lead up towards developing bloat since all these things happen at once which causes an imbalance in your dog’s body temperature levels so their digestive tract starts working overtime trying catch up with everything else that’s going on!

Try dog food without soy, corn or wheat.

If your dog is a chronic farter, try switching to a dog food without soy, corn or wheat. If this doesn’t help, consider other possible causes of flatulence.

Soybeans are common allergens in dogs and can cause flatulence as well as other symptoms such as diarrhea and vomiting. Corn is another common allergen that can contribute to gas problems in dogs because it causes the intestines to produce more gasses than normal. Wheat is not an allergen for most dogs but some may have an intolerance for it because of allergies or sensitivities they may have developed over time (like lactose intolerance).

If none of these solutions work for you then talk with your vet about getting tested for parasites such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium that can cause stomach upset in both humans and animals alike


We hope these tips will help get their tummy troubles under control and make your life just a little bit more fragrant. And remember, the best way to ensure they don’t have digestive problems is to feed them a high-quality diet that’s rich in nutrients without being too filling. That’s why we recommend switching from regular dry kibble to our own brand of freeze dried kibble (click here for more info). It provides lots of protein, vitamins and minerals for your pup without making them feel bloated or constipated afterwards!